Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

James Dobson, PhD Biography

Title:
Founder and Chairman of Focus on the Family
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“A life in keeping with God’s design and instruction brings the greatest possible fulfillment, while any deviation from His design invites disaster. This is why the Bible warns against all harmful forms of sexual behavior, including premarital sex, adultery, prostitution, incest, bestiality and pedophilia.”

Marriage Under Fire, 2004

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Chairman, Focus on the Family
  • Former Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Southern California School of Medicine
  • Former Attending Staff, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Division of Child Development and Medical Genetics
  • Trail Blazer Award, Promise Keepers, 2005
  • Integrity in Family Award, Marketplace Ministries, 2004
  • Tom Landry Award, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 2003
  • Churchill Award for Courageous and Committed Service to the Conservative Cause, Council for National Policy, 2002
  • Family Advocate of the Year, Catholic Alliance, 2001
  • International Human Life Award, Human Life International, 1997
  • Man of the Year, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1996
  • Philip Award, United Methodist Church, 1994
  • The Children’s Friend, Childhelp USA, 1987
  • Humanitarian Award, California Psychological Association, 1988
  • Layman of the Year, National Association of Evangelicals, 1982
Education:
  • PhD, Child Development, University of Southern California, 1967
Other:
  • None found