Originally Posted by Daniel
Everything comes to an end sooner or later.
When I read this news over at Towleroad, my first thought was that his successor will be a different personality. And that is a good thing.
Dobson was the Arthur Godfrey (those under 50 may need to google him!) of religious oppression of gay people: he did it all in a warm soothing voice.
The organization was built around the man. Will it diminish in influence?
I guess we will see.
it seems that institutions built around the charisma of one particular personality often falter under the direction of new leadership: Robert Schuller's tv ministry, Billy Graham (son Franklin has none of the influence, nor compassion of his father) Thomas Road Baptist Church (without Jerry Falwell). I'm sure you can name others. The point is, while these organizations, or franchises if you like, may be doing just fine, they are not what they were without their charismatic leaders.
and perhaps, JD figures that his glory days are over now that we have a democrat in the White House.