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March 3, 2006

Alito writes thank you note to James Dobson, Focus on the Family

-- by Thomas Leavitt

This just in, via Dave Farber's Interesting People list... if you have a Senator who was not on the list of 24 Democrats and 1 Independent who voted to filibuster Alioto, then I suggest you call him or her up and give the Senator in question a piece of your mind. Doubly so, if they actually voted FOR Alioto - especially if they are Democrats or "moderates". Plain and simple, they had a choice between theocracy and democracy, and they chose theocracy over the rule of law and the separation of church and state.

To Dobson, With Love, Sam Scalito ...
: Alito Sends James Dobson a Valentine

During his broadcast today, Focus on the Family founder and president James Dobson promoted his organization's annual ex-gay conference, Love Won Out, in which gays and their families are told that homosexuality is "preventable and treatable." Then, he presented evidence that "the pendulum is swinging back," informing his listeners that he had just received a thank you note from new Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.

The text of the note (which Dobson read on air), follows below the fold.

Dear Dr. Dobson:
This is just a short note to express my heartfelt thanks to you and the entire staff of Focus on the Family for your help and support during the past few challenging months.
I would also greatly appreciate it if you would convey my appreciation to the good people from all parts of the country who wrote to tell me that they were praying for me and for my family during this period.
As I said when I spoke at my formal investiture at the White House last week, the prayers of so many people from around the country were a palpable and powerful force.
As long as I serve on the Supreme Court I will keep in mind the trust that has been placed in me.
I hope that we'll have the opportunity to meet personally at some point in the future.
In the meantime my entire family and I hope that you and the Focus on the Family staff know how we appreciate all that you have done.
Sincerely yours,
Samuel Alito

I wonder who else got a note like this? Did the head of the Unitarian Universalist church get one? How about the spiritual leader of America's Reform Jews? Did any Muslim Imams get one?

Posted by Thomas Leavitt at March 3, 2006 3:56 PM

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