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Dobson has sharply criticzed the [[Harry Potter]] books:
 
Dobson has sharply criticzed the [[Harry Potter]] books:
:"Magical characters — witches, wizards, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, poltergeists and so on — fill the Harry Potter stories, and given the trend toward witchcraft and New Age ideology in the larger culture, it's difficult to ignore the effects such stories (albeit imaginary) might have on young, impressionable minds."<ref> Dr. Dobson: 'What I Think About Harry Potter'" [http://listen.family.org/miscdaily/A000000593.cfm online]</ref>
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:"Magical characters — witches, wizards, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, poltergeists and so on — fill the Harry Potter stories, and given the trend toward witchcraft and New Age ideology in the larger culture, it's difficult to ignore the effects such stories (albeit imaginary) might have on young, impressionable minds."{{fact}}
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==Further reading==
 
==Further reading==
 
* Michelle Boorstein and Michael D. Shear, "Focus on the Family's Dobson Resigns Post," [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/02/27/ST2009022701809.html ''Washington Post'' Feb. 28, 2009]
 
* Michelle Boorstein and Michael D. Shear, "Focus on the Family's Dobson Resigns Post," [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/02/27/ST2009022701809.html ''Washington Post'' Feb. 28, 2009]

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Doctor James Dobson (born 1936) is a psychologist and writer best known for founding the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, which promotes Fundamentalist Christian values within the context of the American family and also serves as a vehicle for providing information on psychology to Christians. He chose Jim Daly as CEO in 1995, and retired as chairman in early 2009 with the title of "chairman emeritus." He continues to host his radio show, which reaches 1.5 million Americans daily, and write a newsletter that goes to 1.6 million people each month.

Dobson was raised in the Church of the Nazarene and received his doctorate in psychology from the University of Southern California in 1967. He has published several books[1]; he is not an ordained minister.

Dobson has sharply criticzed the Harry Potter books:

"Magical characters — witches, wizards, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, poltergeists and so on — fill the Harry Potter stories, and given the trend toward witchcraft and New Age ideology in the larger culture, it's difficult to ignore the effects such stories (albeit imaginary) might have on young, impressionable minds."[Citation Needed]

Further reading

  • Dale Buss, Family Man: The Biography of Dr. James Dobson (2005) excerpt and text search
  • Dan Gilgoff, The Jesus Machine: How James Dobson, Focus on the Family, and Evangelical America Are Winning the Culture War (2007) balanced biography by journalist except and text search

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