Big news: James Dobson no longer cares about Leviticus!

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The person who runs the religious fundamentalist Focus on the Family, James Dobson, recently criticized Barack Obama's inclusive take on religion.

According to CNN: "In the speech, Obama suggested that it would be impractical to govern based solely on the word of the Bible, noting that some passages suggest slavery is permissible and eating shellfish is disgraceful.

"Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy?" Obama asked in the speech. "Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount?"

Now, here's the interesting part..., also according to CNN, based on Dobson's radio response to Obama's speech: "In the comments aired Tuesday, Dobson said Obama should not be referencing antiquated dietary codes and passages from the Old Testament that are no longer relevant to the teachings of the New Testament."

So, Dobson is calling Leviticus, famous in gay circles for the extended dance remix of "If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them" antiquated?

That's big news. Although, I'm sure Dobson only opposes the passages that don't help him raise money...