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  • Redeemed: Former Ex-Gay Activist Renounces the Movement, Talks with Hatewatch

    10/05/2014 2:44:53 AM PDT · by oohebo · 27 replies
    Hatewatch ^ | October 2, 2014 | Evelyn Schlatter
    [Yvette Cantu] Schneider came out as a lesbian as a young woman, then converted to Christianity in the 1990s and spent more than a decade working with anti-LGBT groups and campaigns like the Family Research Council (FRC) and Focus on the Family. She also was active in the Proposition 8 campaign in California, which resulted in the outlawing of same-sex marriage in that state in 2008. (The ban has since been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.) Schneider, who eventually married a man, was for years one of the key sources anti-LGBT activists cited as “proof” that people can change...
  • Is John Paulk ready to renounce his ex-gay gospel?

    04/18/2013 3:59:32 PM PDT · by oohebo · 27 replies
    Proud Queer Monthly ^ | April 18, 2013 | Byron Beck
    “Until recently, I have struggled all my life in feeling unloved and unaccepted,” Paulk said. “I have been on a journey during the last few years in trying to understand God, myself, and how I can best relate to others. During this journey I have made many mistakes and I have hurt many people including people who are close to me. I have also found a large number of people who accept me for who I am regardless of my past, any labels, or what I do.” Paulk continued, “I no longer support the ex-gay movement or efforts to attempt...
  • Focus on the Family Lays Off 49 More Workers (Due to Decreased Donations)

    09/17/2011 7:19:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2011 | Anugrah Kumar
    Focus on the Family on Friday announced the layoff of 49 more employees due to decreased donations, bringing down the number of employees to less than half it had in 2002. his new 7 percent staff reduction in the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based pro-family group brought the employee number to 650, down from a 2002 peak of 1,400 people, according to The Denver Post. “God has never promised us a certain budget number. We’re sad today but not distraught about the future,” FOTF Vice President Gary Schneeberger was quoted as saying. “Even in these bad economic times people who care about...

    07/21/2011 2:49:13 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/21/11 | Billy Hallowell
    On Wednesday, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) went head-to-head with Thomas Minnery, vice-president for public policy at the popular Christian group Focus on the Family (FOF). The exchange occurred during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
  • Mother of Tim Tebow Endorses Colorado Personhood Amendment

    10/19/2010 12:57:08 PM PDT · by topher · 5 replies ^ | October 19, 2010
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  • Some School Anti-Bullying Programs Push Gay Agenda, Christian Group Says

    09/01/2010 9:30:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/1/2010 | Russell Goldman
    Gay-rights groups' push for anti-bullying legislation and school programs is an effort to "promote homosexuality to kids," according to a conservative Christian activist organization. The accusation has underscored the conflicting attitudes among some politicians and parents who have lent their support to these policies after a string of deadly bullying episodes across the country. Focus on the Family has accused gay-rights groups of using tolerance and anti-bullying programs to introduce curricula and books into schools that promote political aims such as same-sex marriage. The same groups, it says, lobby for gays and other minority groups to be specifically mentioned in...
  • Focus on the Family to Run Pro-Life Ad During Tim Tebow Broncos Games

    08/11/2010 10:32:29 AM PDT · by julieee · 9 replies ^ | August 11, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Focus on the Family to Run Pro-Life Ad During Tim Tebow Broncos Games Denver, CO -- Focus on the Family generated significant buzz with a pro-life Super Bowl commercial that featured college football star Tim Tebow and his mother encouraging a respect for life. The commercial was a smashing success and now the pro-life group is building on it with ads during Denver Broncos football games.
  • Focus denies Dobson 'pushed out' of radio

    03/10/2010 8:13:46 AM PST · by Theo · 21 replies · 569+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 09, 2010 | Art Moore
    Focus on the Family denied allegations by a high-profile ally that its founder, Dr. James Dobson, was "pushed" out of his 33-year-old radio program as part of the ministry's alleged effort to become more acceptable to mainstream society.... Before Dobson hosted his final Focus on the Family radio show Feb. 25, Daly said that week marked "the completion of a transition period that probably started more than 10 years ago." When he resigned as chairman of the board one year ago, Dobson said in a statement that one of the "common errors of founder-presidents to hold to the reins of...
  • I lost my Focus on the Family

    03/09/2010 9:27:58 AM PST · by Theo · 17 replies · 238+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 08, 2010 | Kenneth L. Hutcherson
    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again. I have a problem with that: I think Humpty Dumpty was pushed! Of all the people I know, in an effort to find some semblance of reality about what really happened, I am the only one who has talked to both sides – Dr. James Dobson and Jim Daly, the new president of Focus on the Family who also represents the board. I think that Focus does have a new focus; an...
  • Tebow Ad Airs During Super Bowl Liberal World Still Reeling

    02/08/2010 7:10:43 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 62 replies · 1,922+ views ^ | 02/08/2010 | John G. Winder
    Now that you’ve seen the ad, I have to ask you “Why did the liberal world lose its collective mind over this?” Prior to the ad airing last night during the Super Bowl abortion groups were up in arms over the ad even demanding that CBS pull it. Erin Matson the VP of the National Organization for Women demanded CBS pulled the ad and called it a message of “hate” and that the ad was “un-American”. What do these people smoke?
  • Focus on the Family Pro-Life Tim Tebow Super Bowl Commercials

    02/07/2010 7:50:54 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 20 replies · 1,414+ views ^ | 7 February 2010 | Steven Ertelt, LifeNews
    Focus on the Family Pro-Life Tim Tebow Super Bowl Commercials by Steven Ertelt Editor February 7, 2010 Washington, DC ( -- The Focus on the Family Super Bowl commercials featuring Tim Tebow and his mother Pam have been the subject of national attention for weeks. Below, has obtained the videos and text of the two 30-second Super Bowl commercials with Pam Tebow sharing her story of not having an abortion. In-Game Advertisement Pam: I call him my miracle baby. He almost didn't make it into this world. I can remember so many times when I almost lost him....
  • Focus on the Family Unveils Second Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad

    02/05/2010 12:42:17 PM PST · by julieee · 14 replies · 625+ views ^ | February 5, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Focus on the Family Unveils Second Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad Miami, FL -- If you think you have read all there is on the Focus on the Family commercial featuring Tim Tebow and his mother's decision not to have an abortion -- wait, there's more. Officials at the pro-life group announced today that they are unveiling a second ad that will air before the Super Bowl begins.
  • Focus defends decision to sponsor CPAC

    01/18/2010 2:46:07 PM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 6 replies · 399+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 1/18/2010 | Jim Brown
    An executive with Focus on the Family says the Christian ministry intends to maintain its co-sponsorship of next month's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) despite the inclusion of a Republican homosexual activist group at the event. ... "We think we've got to engage the broader conservative movement and to be salt and light in that environment," he explains. "We believe that social conservatism, biblical Christianity has a lot to say to the political culture -- and we want to be where the action is, so that's why we're engaging it." Minnery believes boycotting the event is the wrong strategy for...
  • Family Foundation Gala in Richmond, Mon. Oct. 26, Gov. Mike Huckabee to speak

    10/07/2009 1:52:42 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies · 357+ views
    Fellow freepers, join me for this event to raise money for the Family Foundation, our top pro-family organization in the state. This group is a family policy council for Virginia and is associated with Focus on the Family. The speaker will be Governor Mike Huckabee. Below is the link to sign up. Funds raised will help the Family Foundation in their important upcoming fight for the family during the 2010 Virginia General Assembly.
  • Michelle Malkin on Focus on the Family with James Dobson

    09/18/2009 9:06:32 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 2 replies · 619+ views
    Focus on the Family radio broadcast, website ^ | 17 & 18 September 2009 | Focus on the Family, James Dobson, Michelle Malkin
    Two days of interview on James Dobson's Focus on the Family radio broadcast. Michelle Malkin. Web starting point: Another starting point, Citizen Link: Audio and audio links:
  • New Focus on the Family Chief Wants 'More Families Like Obama's' (BARF ALERT)

    06/16/2009 7:09:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies · 4,593+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 6/16/2009 | Dan Gilgoff
    Imagine you're at Focus on the Family to watch founder James Dobson formally step down from the board after three decades. The newly powerful ministry president—the micro-managerial Dobson is now officially powerless—steps to the mic and says: "What we want to see are more families like Barack Obama's."Would never happen, right?Well, it already has. The Denver Post reports on Focus's newish CEO, Jim Daly, who wants to trade Focus's image as a Christian right group in for one of as a family-focused ministry. After all, apolitical, family-focused work still absorbs the vast majority of Focus's resources.A few key graphs...
  • eHarmony blows off customer objections to 'gay' site- 'We are unable to process.. a refund'

    04/03/2009 9:45:47 AM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies · 1,356+ views
    WND ^ | 4/3/09 | staff
    The launch by dating service of a new website for homosexuals is creating concern among customers who were attracted to the company because of its Christian foundations, but they're not getting any satisfaction. WND reported when eHarmony launched its new Compatible Partners website for homosexuals, the result of a settlement of a discrimination complaint brought in New Jersey. Compatible Partners has been put online by eHarmony following the case prompted by a 2005 complaint by Eric McKinley, a homosexual, who claimed eHarmony's heterosexual-only matching service violated the state's anti-discrimination law.
  • Dobson resigns as chairman of Focus on the Family

    02/27/2009 12:47:16 PM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 2 replies · 1,078+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02-27-09 | ERIC GORSKI
    Conservative evangelical leader James Dobson has resigned as chairman of Focus on the Family but will continue to play a prominent role at the organization he founded more than three decades ago.
  • Online Petition Thanks LDS Church For Prop. 8 Support (Mormons Backed By Social Conservatives Alert)

    11/25/2008 9:47:13 PM PST · by goldstategop · 83 replies · 3,054+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/25/2008 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    More than 3,000 people, including longtime Mormon critic James Dobson of Focus on the Family, have signed an online petition thanking the LDS Church for its efforts on behalf of California's traditional marriage initiative known as Proposition 8. "Anyone who participated in this process has come to admire the competence, diligence and moral courage that so many members of your faith community displayed as part of this coalition effort -- as Catholics, Evangelicals, Mormons and people of other faith communities all came together to fight this great battle for marriage," says the petition, which is addressed to LDS President Thomas...
  • Some of radio’s best gathered for the National Radio Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday night

    11/10/2008 6:37:06 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 4 replies · 599+ views
    Taylor on ^ | 11/10/08 | Tom Taylor
    (Ceremony also included a protest of Dr. Dobson)Some of radio’s best gathered for the National Radio Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday night. If I start name-dropping – beyond the inductees who where there, like Art Bell, Howie Carr, Dr. James Dobson, Mickey Luckoff, Charlie Tuna – I’ll have to leave a lot of people out. So let me just paraphrase the classy remark of KGO/KSFO, San Francisco Mickey Luckoff – he just hopes he’s been as good to radio as radio’s been to him. Truth is, radio’s been good to the entire roomful of people at Chicago’s Renaissance Hotel, including...