AACC Owner Tim Clinton Clarifies Relationship with James Dobson Institute

Recently, the owner of the American Association of Christian Counselors Tim Clinton sent an announcement clarifying his relationship with James Dobson and Family Talk Radio.

Clinton has recently been embroiled in a plagiarism controversy. Although he denies taking the work of others, through his spokesman and brother-in-law Jimmy Queen, he has acknowledged not writing the material attributed to him where the plagiarism has been found. Thus far, his defense has been to blame others when plagiarism has been found in a book or article. Despite some of those articles being on James Dobson’s website, that organization has not commented on the matter.



5 thoughts on “AACC Owner Tim Clinton Clarifies Relationship with James Dobson Institute”

  1. Ugh. A pair of frauds join forces. How can you (generic “you,” not Dr. Throckmorton) support a man who bragged in print about winning an epic battle involving a belt with his 12-year-old dachshund, who wanted to sleep in a warm bathroom rather than in his bed in a cold room? And Dobson gives advice on child rearing? No. Just no.

    1. Not only did he beat the dog into submission, part of his “advice” on child rearing included Dad taking showers with young son so that son can learn who has the bigger penis. Don’t take my word for it – it’s in his book.

  2. It’s downright Trumpian: it’s always someone else’s fault. Perhaps worse than the insistence on lying and destroying truth is the refusal to take responsibility. We are now in thrall to cowards.

    If something goes out under your name, it’s your responsibility. When I was a prosecutor, I was responsible for the filings that went to the court. Occasionally there were mistakes made in pleadings, which I had failed to catch by proofreading. I had a judge who was a stickler about such things (which was appropriate), and a couple of times I got called on the carpet, in open court, for such problems. I never blamed support staff. I always took responsibility. The work was under my name, and I should have read the pleadings more carefully before filing them. So the mistakes were my responsibility, not those of the support staff. My name was on them.

    There at least used to be a tradition in Britain that when something went wrong, the Minister (Defense, Foreign Office, whatever) resigned, irrespective of literal fault, because it was ultimately the Minister’s responsibility. It happened on that Minister’s watch. No one blamed underlings or the people in the typing pool. They took responsibility and suffered the consequences, because that’s what you do when your office screws up.

    If there was plagiarism, it was Clinton’s job to root it out, because the work bore his name. But these days, life means never having to say you’re sorry.

    Just look at Trump.

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