James Dobson: The Fall of the Family Means the Fall of Western Civilization

Dr. James Dobson
Dr. James Dobson believes if the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage, it's the end of society as we know it.

Focus on the Family's founder and "Family Talk" radio host Dr. James Dobson is sounding the alarms on the end of Western civilization as we know it if the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage comes to pass.

In a letter prepared for supporters of his Family Talk ministry, Dobson not only bemoans the potential ruling, but how the ramifications will affect all of society. 

"I do not recall a time when the institutions of marriage and the family have faced such peril, or when the forces arrayed against them were more formidable or determined," Dobson writes. "Barring a miracle, the family that has existed since antiquity will likely crumble, presaging the fall of Western civilization itself. This is a time for concerted prayer, divine wisdom and greater courage than we have ever been called upon to exercise."

For Dobson—and Bible-believing Christians—the ruling on same-sex marriage goes beyond a social and political statement. 

He points to not only the foundation of modern society, but to creation, as well. 

"At least 5,000 years have come and gone since that point of origin, yet every civilization in the history of the world has been built upon it," Dobson writes. "Despite today's skeptics who claim that marriage is an outmoded and narrow-minded Christian concoction, the desire of men and women to 'leave' and 'cleave' has survived and thrived through times of prosperity, famine, wars, peace, epidemics, tyranny, and every other circumstance and human condition."

And now, to make marriage a platform for politics not only trivializes the institution, but plays God in a way that will be the downfall of life as we know it. 

However, Dobson is not giving up hope. He clings to prayer, knowing the Lord will listen to godly petitions. 

For more information, read the whole letter here.

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