Skip to comments.James Dobson stepping down as chairman of Focus on the Family
Posted on 02/27/2009 11:27:52 AM PST by Alex Murphy
Here's the Associated Press story.
It says there's no hint of anything untoward behind the move.
The 72-year-old founder of the conservative evangelical group "will continue to host Focus on the Family's flagship radio program, write a monthly newsletter and speak out on moral issues."
Focus on the Family says Dobson's resignation as chairman "lessens his administrative burden" and is the latest step in a succession plan that he put in place six years ago, when he stepped down as president and CEO.
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Odd. I thought he did that once already. Maybe the radio show?
I know that a lot of FReepers hate Dr. Dobson for his uncompromising stand on the moral and social problems confronting America today. But the truth is that he and his organization have had a very positive influence on the political and moral landscape of America over the past 3 or 4 decades since he founded FOTF. His daily radio audience is one of the largest, if not THE largest, and most loyal of any in the US, and the great majority of those listeners are also voters.
Dr.Dobson has done a good job for his country and his God, and IMHO he deserves having the load lifted from his shoulders, at least in part, as he reaches the age where most people have been enjoying retirement for at least 7 years.
This will be a real loss to Focus on the Family.
All in all Dobson is a good man.
He was heard by millions.He has much to give so move slowly.
Question: Why is this move called a resignation rather than retirement? The former sounds so much more dramatic and adversary. Just wondering.
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