Glenn Beck: James Dobson’s new book almost exactly like ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, February 25, 2013 16:08 EDT
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Glenn Beck compares James Dobson's book Fatherless to Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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During a recent BlazeTV broadcast, conspiracy talk show host Glenn Beck hails longtime preacher and conservative activist James Dobson’s first work of fiction, saying it will one day be remembered exactly like Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book that contributed significantly to the start of the Civil War and the end of slavery.

Dobson’s book Fatherless, on the other hand, weaves a fiction about a reporter in the year 2042 who’s faced with a world full of younger people who simply do not want to have children, leaving the old to vastly outnumber the young, resulting in the popularization of euthanasia for elderly people.

“We’re not only talking about abortion, we’re talking about infanticide,” the 76 year old told Beck. “We’re talking about euthanasia. And all of that is becoming acceptable. We’re going to redefine life, and that’s what we talk about in this book.”

The publisher’s description tries to compare the title to 1984 and Brave New World — lofty analogies, indeed — but Beck decided to shoot for the moon.

Holding up a copy of Uncle Tom’s Cabin next to Fatherless, the talk show host declared: “This, uh, many believe, is this. This will wake people up.”

This video was published to YouTube on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, snipped courtesy of Right Wing Watch.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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