James Dobson, the former head of Focus on the Family, has surrendered to the gay rights movement – at least for now.

Dobson, a conservative evangelical minister who continues to preach, told radio listeners last week that they're politically helpless to stop the progress of the gay rights movement.

During a recent program, he called the hate crimes bill – a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of federal hate crimes – that recently won approval by the House “utter evil,” but added that opponents were powerless to fight it.

“I want to tell you up front that we're not going to ask you to do anything, to make a phone call or write a letter or anything. There is nothing you can do at this time about what is taking place because there is simply no limit to what the Left can do at this this time. Anything they want, they get and we can't stop them.”

“We tried with [Health and Human Services Secretary] Kathleen Sebelius and sent thousands of phone calls and emails to the Senate and they didn't pay any attention to it because they don't have to,” he said.

Dobson suggested that only the GOP's return to power could alter the situation.

“[Today] the radical Left controls the executive branch through the president, and the Congress … and the Judiciary through the courts … now they control it all, including every department of government. As a result, the legislation that should shock the nation, if people were paying attention, is being rushed into law,” Dobson said.

The only recourse left at this time for Christians who oppose gay and lesbian rights is prayer, Dobson said.

Bloggers quickly noted that Dobson made no effort to hide his Republican allegiance: “What's remarkable about today's broadcast is that Dobson plainly states that the only way for Christians to start winning again politically is for the GOP to regain power,” Dan Gilgoff, religious correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, wrote at his blog God & Country. “He makes no effort to avoid coming across as a Republican activist.”