Dobson says evangelicals face a void in leadership

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Evangelical leader James Dobson told a group of Christian broadcasters Tuesday night he's concerned about future evangelical leaders staying focused on issues like abortion and gay marriage.

Dobson said there's a void in the wake of the deaths of Jerry Falwell and others who have represented the Christian right for decades.

The Christian radio talk show host and founder of Focus on the Family spoke to an audience of about 1,400 at the National Religious Broadcasters conference in Nashville.

Dobson said the passing of Falwell, the Rev. D. James Kennedy and Ruth Bell Graham represent the end of an era.

He said he wonders who will be left to carry the banner when the current generation of leaders is gone.

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