John McCain Just Got Baptized-Fiction!
Senator John McCain Just Got Baptized-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:John McCain visited the Focus on the Family headquarters for a meeting with James Dobson where he later accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior and was baptized by Dr. Dobson at his home's swimming pool.
The Truth:Focus on the Family told TruthorFiction.com that there have been no recent meetings between Senator John McCain and Dr. James Dobson and that Dr. Dobson did not baptize the senator. They went on to tell us that Dr. Dobson doesn't even have a swimming pool.
John McCain has been an active member of the North Phoenix Baptist Church in his home state of Arizona for more than 15 years.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
WOW, THIS IS GREAT NEWS
Subject: FW: McCain Just Got Baptized by James Dobson!
Rick, I was so shocked this morning that I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing! John McCain visited the Focus on the Family headquarters this
morning for a meeting with James Dobson. We were preparing for a really intense meeting, but it turned into one of the most incredible things I’ve
After about thirty minutes of intense debate, John McCain really shared his soul with us, and after a two-hour conversation he expressed his desire to finally accept Christ and become baptized. Apparently, McCain has always gone to church but never really made a commitment. James was really caught off-guard at how genuine McCain was! We talked through it and John McCain ended up getting baptized at James Dobson’s swimming pool at his house! We had a big barbeque to celebrate. It was the craziest day I’ve ever had while working at Focus on the Family!
We know that the media will probably twist this to make McCain sound weird, but we don’t care. This is obviously incredible and amazing, and I just wanted to pass it on. He’s definitely got my vote! Tell as many people as you can!