June 24th, 2008
09:00 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Faith Under Fire

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Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Good evening!  It's been a wild day on the radio airwaves. We'll bring it all you on the 360° airwaves

Senator Barack Obama is under fire from one of the country's leading evangelical leaders.  On his radio show today, Dr. James Dobson laid into the Democratic presidential candidate.  He's accusing Obama of "deliberately distorting" the Bible in speeches.  That's not all.  Dobson also says Obama is taking a "fruitcake interpretation" of the U.S. Constitution.  But does Dr. Dobson have it all wrong?  Tonite on 360, we'll have all the angles. And, wait till you hear how the Obama camp is responding to the charges.

Radio talk show host Don Imus also made headlines today.

He says his comments yesterday about NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones were misunderstood.  Imus says he was making a "sarcastic point" that blacks are unfairly treated by cops (Jones has been arrested 6 times).  As for how Mr. Jones feels about the uproar: he says he's praying for Imus.  We'll be digging deeper on this controversey tonight on 360. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this story.

Also tonight, former president Bill Clinton on Obama.  Will he be supporting him on the trail, like Hillary?

And, is that high school pregnancy pact being distorted?  One of the girls is speaking out.  Hear what she's saying tonight on 360.

Oh, and I know... I know... we didn't bring you the "Naked Cowboy" story that I mentioned in last night's buzz.  We had to kill the story for time. Sorry.  But for all of you left wondering why he's suing M&M's here's the 411

Hope you'll join us at 10p ET!


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Kent, Illinois

    Everyone thinks THEY have the definitive interpretation of the Bible and it's teachings. Dobson................... You and McCain may be old enough to of been in Jerusalem, but I doubt you were there. To many interpretations yes.................but you are only just another interpreter.

    June 24, 2008 at 11:01 pm |
  2. Jonathan Hart

    The speech Obama gave in 2006 was brilliant, and the central theme needs to be heard now more than ever: It is absurd for a country that has no state religion to base its laws upon a Christian doctrine and ask the millions of Americans who are of Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or any other faith, to abide by them. The particular verses Obama mentioned were chosen to illustrate the vast amounts of things that the Holy Bible specifically states either are or are not spiritual sins, yet could not possibly be taken into account in a political environment. America is not a Christian nation; we are free to practice any faith we choose. However, the morals taught by nearly all forms of religion are very much the same, and should always be active in the creation and enforcement of the law. What could be simpler than that?

    June 24, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  3. Diane

    Mr. Dobson needs to explain himself, if he can. Where is the distortion? What was deliberate? Mr. Dobson, Democrats are religious people, too. We have strong opinions about abortion, gun rights, civil rights, and gay rights, just like you, but we also realize that we must obey the law of the land, and respect differences. Our nation's laws are based on biblical precepts, but wisely there is a division of church and state. As Christians and other religious beliefs, we should always keep our nation in prayer. Jesus said, give Caesar what's Caesar's and give God what's God's Senator Obama is not running for Pope or Bishop. He's running to be the next President of the United States of America. The land of the free and the home of the brave. Mr. Dobson, it is obvious that you don't care too much for that idea. Our founding fathers' referenced the Bible, plenty. Did they deliberately distort it, too? By the way Sheep or goat; which are you? Goat, you say? Like Imus said, well there you go.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  4. Squirl

    I thought we were electing a president not preacher of the United States.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  5. jodi

    Such a Dobson Fan! cant wait to hear his approach to Sen.Obama!
    Everybody is so gentle with Sen. Obama.

    Not this Christian Warrior!! He holds no punches!

    June 24, 2008 at 9:57 pm |
  6. Sam Johnson

    man Cindy...I think you must post comments on every blog (or at least all the ones I read)

    June 24, 2008 at 9:43 pm |
  7. Carol

    Don't we all know that sooner or later there's going to be a big scandal with this Dobson character? Just like Jimmy Swaggert and Ted 'Somebody' (I can't remember his name) – the guy that was so against gays but is gay himself , and addicted to meth...

    All of these people are the same. Anybody that's wound that tight – has got other issues that they're dealing with.

    Please don't give this clown too much air time.

    June 24, 2008 at 9:29 pm |
  8. Annie Kate

    Looking forward to the show – hope it won't spend much time on Imus; surely he got enough air time already The piece about Bill Clinton on Obama sounds really interesting as well as Dobson's comments on Obama. Looking forward to a great show.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    June 24, 2008 at 9:17 pm |
  9. Missy

    Don Imus is getting what he wants – air time. Please let's move on and not give in to this.

    June 24, 2008 at 9:14 pm |
  10. Cindy

    Looking forward to the whole Dobson-Obama fiasco!! But PLEASE don't let it take up the whole show!! OK..or the Imus fiasco either!! We really would like some substantial news tonight!


    June 24, 2008 at 9:08 pm |