Have You Stopped Beating Your Dog, Mr. Dobson?

Reader Sarah just left a comment on my article about James Dobson cowering in fear from Harry Potter. The article Sarah points us to is about how James Dobson proudly relates the story of how he beat his dog! (No, that’s not some weird euphemism, like “choking the chicken” or “spanking the monkey”. It’s a real dog, although it is a wiener dog! Hmmm… This Mr. Dobson has some serious issues to work out!)

Dobson writes:

What developed next is impossible to describe. That tiny dog and I had the most vicious fight ever staged between man and beast. I fought him up one wall and down the other, with both of us scratching and clawing and growling and swinging the belt.

What I want to know is how the dog managed to get the belt away from Dobson.

Anyway, Dobson continues his lurid tale, proudly relating how he used his much larger size and strength to prevail. This is pretty much the definition of “bully”, and Dobson wears the label proudly.

What’s worse about this whole incident is that Dobson uses it as an illustration of how it is completely appropriate to flog your children. If he considers this violent episode to be an acceptable level of response to the dog’s “disobedience”, I shudder to think how he treats children.

Here’s how one famous dog reacted when he heard this story:
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3 Responses to “Have You Stopped Beating Your Dog, Mr. Dobson?”

  1. LadyRavana Says:

    Another reason to hate the fundies.

    Not only do they advocate animal abuse, they also think child abuse is A-OK! Because it’s in the “Good book.”

    Gyah, this makes me sick. Someone call the ASPCA for that poor dog. 🙁

    Sick, cruel, bastard. (Directed at James Dobson, not you Ron.)

    I may not be a huge fan of God, but I like to think that karma exists, and that it comes back on him and bites him in the ass, hard.

  2. Parrotlover77 Says:

    I have to agree wtih LadyRavana that it’s instances like these that really make me hope Karma IS real so that he awakes shortly after his human death in the form of a earthworm… in the middle of a hot parking lot.

    There is no excuse to EVER hit a pet OR a child. (or a spouse)

  3. Jeff Eyges Says:

    I mentioned somewhere that he went after the poor thing because it had the unmitigated gall to “defy” him by sleeping next to a space heater instead of on his dog bed which Dobson had placed across the room (which is what I’d read). I then had to have an exchange with a “moderate” Christian who tried to defend him by informing me that the dog had actually been drinking out of the toilet, or some equally innocuous thing.

    And this man influences millions.

    I say it again – don’t let ’em breed.