James Dobson suggests Friday's shooting of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut was a consequence of gay marriage.

Dobson, who in 2010 retired from the Christian conservative group he founded in 1977, Focus on the Family, told listeners of his Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk on Monday that the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school was a result of Americans turning their backs on God.

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“Our country really does seem in complete disarray,” Dobson told listeners. “I'm not talking politically, I'm not talking about the result of the November sixth election; I am saying that something has gone wrong in America and that we have turned our back on God.”

“I mean millions of people have decided that God doesn't exist, or he's irrelevant to me. And we have killed fifty-four million babies and the institution of marriage is right on the verge of a complete redefinition. Believe me, that is going to have consequences too.”

“And a lot of these things are happening around us, and somebody is going to get mad at me for saying what I am about to say right now, but I am going to give you my honest opinion: I think we have turned our back on the Scripture and on God Almighty and I think he has allowed judgment to fall upon us. I think that's what's going on.”