James Dobson Unleashes 25K Prayers for Kavanaugh in ‘Spiritual Battle’ Amid ‘Character Assassination’
On Thursday, evangelical leader James Dobson unleashed a powerful call for prayer for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his family. In just over one day, at least 801,000 people have seen the post on Facebook, and more than 25,000 people have commented, most of them expressing their prayers for the Kavanaugh family.
"What has stood out to me is how rapidly and strongly so many of our families responded with support and encouragement and prayer," Jenna Lynn Ellis, director of public policy at the James Dobson Family Institute, told PJ Media on Friday. "This sends our government a strong message that Christian families care about our government and policy and how it treats our process."
"No person in America should ever be subjected to the kind of character assassination and bad faith actions Kavanaugh and his family have gone through," Ellis declared. "I echo Dr. Dobson's call for Christians to lead the way to champion civil discourse, due process, fairness, and kindness."
In Kavanaugh's words, he has gone through "hell and then some." Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sat on Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations for six weeks, refusing to bring them up in private meetings with Kavanaugh. Then she sent them to the FBI, releasing a firestorm as Kavanaugh denied them but was not given a chance to defend himself until a week later, after four more allegations came out.
None of the allegations were backed up with eyewitness testimony or evidence. A broken Brett Kavanaugh testified that this entire ordeal has wreaked havoc on his family. He choked back tears, describing his daughter's prayer for his accuser. Amid the scuffle, reporters camped out in front of Kavanaugh's house. His wife brought them cupcakes.
Democrats have unleashed a flurry of disruptive protests in Washington, D.C., with cries of "Believe Survivors." If that attack won't work, liberals have pushed the idea that Kavanaugh lied under oath, or that his self-defense somehow disqualifies him from serving on the Supreme Court. All the while, Democrats have argued that Kavanaugh does not deserve the presumption that he is innocent until proven guilty, despite the ugliness of the accusations.
Ellis told PJ Media that James Dobson "calls this a spiritual battle because this isn’t just about one confirmation." She agreed with liberals that the future of the Supreme Court hinges on Kavanaugh's confirmation, as he would become the "fifth vote" on key issues.
"This is about a shift in the Supreme Court away from progressive liberalism [to Constitutional originalism] that will serve to preserve and protect our children and their children, and protect fundamental rights most central to the family: religious freedom, parental rights, sanctity of life, and education," Ellis declared. "This is a spritual battle for the soul of America."