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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...
  • AL FRANKEN CHIDES FOCUS ON THE FAMILY REP FOR MISREADING GOV‘T STUDY ON ’NUCLEAR FAMILIES’

    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
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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. http://LifeNews.com/state5335.html
  • 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
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | 7 February 2010 | Steven Ertelt, LifeNews
    Focus on the Family Pro-Life Tim Tebow Super Bowl Commercials by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor February 7, 2010 Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- 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, LifeNews.com 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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. http://www.lifenews.com/nat5969.html
  • 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: http://listen.family.org/daily/A000002229.cfm Another starting point, Citizen Link: http://www.citizenlink.org/dailybroadcast/A000010978.cfm Audio and audio links: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/popups/media_player.aspx?
  • 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 eHarmony.com 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 radio-info.com ^ | 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...
  • Christian right intensifies attacks on Obama (APO)

    10/25/2008 2:02:13 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 69 replies · 1,768+ views
    Associated Press ^ | ERIC GORSKI and RACHEL ZOLL
    Terrorist strikes on four American cities. Russia rolling into Eastern Europe. Israel hit by a nuclear bomb. Gay marriage in every state. The end of the Boy Scouts. All are plausible scenarios if Democrat Barack Obama is elected president, according to a new addition to the campaign conversation called "Letter from 2012 in Obama's America," produced by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family Action. The imagined look into the future is part of an escalation in rhetoric from Christian right activists who are trying to paint Obama in the worst possible terms as the campaign heads into the...
  • Dobson on Bristol Palin's Pregnancy (Good)

    09/01/2008 10:57:49 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 30 replies · 569+ views
    ABC ^ | September 01, 2008 | Dr. James C. Dobson
    Dr. James C. Dobson of Focus on the Family issued the following statement: "In the 32-year history of Focus on the Family, we have offered prayer, counseling and resource assistance to tens of thousands of parents and children in the same situation the Palins are now facing. We have always encouraged the parents to love and support their children and always advised the girls to see their pregnancies through, even though there will of course be challenges along the way. That is what the Palins are doing, and they should be commended once again for not just talking about their...
  • Dobson: "I would Pull That Lever "For McCain-Palin (Dennis Prager Weekend Interview Exclusive Alert)

    08/29/2008 2:22:20 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 288+ views
    Townhall.comhttp://townhall.com/Columnists/DennisPrager/2008/08/29/dobson_%E2%80%9Ci_would_pull_that | 8/29/2008 | Dennis Prager
    Earlier this year Dr. Jim Dobson, President of Focus on the Family made news when he announced on “The Dennis Prager Show” that he “cannot and will not vote for Senator John McCain.” Today, on The Dennis Prager Show, the conservative leader changed course and announced his enthusiastic support on the heels of the announcement by Senator McCain of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate. Dennis Prager: I have a guest here who’s extremely significant in American life, whether you call it American political, certainly American religious life, one of the best known Christians in America—...
  • Dr. Maier: Spanking (with love) not abusive

    08/22/2008 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies · 1,231+ views
    One News Now ^ | August 22, 2008 | Pete Chagnon
    A noted child and family psychologist says spanking a child can be an effective form of discipline, despite a recent study that states otherwise. A new report titled "A Violent Education: Corporal Punishment of Children in U.S. Public Schools" shows that more than 200,000 children received corporal punishment in U.S. schools. Texas accounted for the majority of the cases, although 21 U.S. states allow the use of corporal punishment. The study was conducted by Humans Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. According to a Reuters article on the study, "liberal groups regard corporal punishment as a barbaric relic...
  • Come Rain And Floods To Drown Out Obama, Pray Christians

    08/13/2008 10:15:32 AM PDT · by steve-b · 12 replies · 203+ views
    London Times ^ | 8/13/08
    A Christian fundamentalist group is praying for a deluge to drown out Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in two weeks' time. Focus on the Family is asking for "abundant, torrential" downpours to flood Denver and silence Senator Obama when he accepts the Democratic Party's presidential nomination on August 28....
  • Dobson, Mohler concerned about Obama

    07/28/2008 11:32:47 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies · 124+ views
    Towers Online @ SBTS ^ | July 28, 2008 | Michael Foust
    Focus on the Family's James Dobson said on his July 21 radio broadcast he is rethinking his previous views on the presidential election and that he "might" endorse Republican John McCain, who the pro-family leader has criticized in the past. Dobson and guest R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, spent most of the program discussing Democrat Barack Obama's views on abortion and homosexuality before the two men closed the program by talking about McCain. In the past — particularly during the GOP primary — Dobson had said he couldn't support McCain. Dobson, speaking on his...
  • Mike Huckabee Speaks With NEWSCHANNEL 13

    02/23/2008 12:16:19 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 9 replies · 269+ views
    KRDO News (Colorado) ^ | February 22, 2008 | Marshall Zelinger
    Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee visited Colorado Springs for the second time in less than a year. He met with supporter Dr. James Dobson at Focus on the Family, before going to the Broadmoor for a paid speech in front of the Leadership Program of the Rockies. "He carries an enormous level of influence," says Huckabee about his talk with Dobson, his friend of 14 years. "The contents of it, obviously would remain off the record and confidential, and I'm sure you (the media) would respect that, actually I know you won't, but I will," joked Huckabee. After his news...
  • The ‘War on Christmas’: Just What James Dobson Always Wanted

    12/24/2007 5:35:07 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 63 replies · 338+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 24, 2007 | Dan Calabrese
    Focus on the Family has never seen a pointless war it wouldn’t wage. So the purported War on Christmas was made for Dr. James Dobson’s crew. Jesus Christ overturned the moneychangers’ tables and excoriated them for turning God’s house into a den of thieves. Dobson just wants the thieves to wish you a Merry Christmas.
  • New York Times Poll Shows Evangelicals Agree with Dr. Dobson

    10/08/2007 7:59:53 PM PDT · by XR7 · 245 replies · 4,773+ views
    CitizenLink ^ | 10/8/07 | Jennifer Mesko
    Majority only will support a presidential candidate who shares their values. A New York Times/CBS News poll shows white, evangelical Republicans agree with Dr. James Dobson. Nearly 60 percent of those who plan to vote in the primaries said they could not support a candidate they didn't agree with on issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. Eighty-six percent said presidential candidates should be judged on both their political record and their personal life. Dr. Dobson has taken a beating in the media for promising to vote only for a candidate who shares his basic values, even if that means...
  • Giuliani, Evangelical Rift Grows Over Abortion

    10/05/2007 4:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 217 replies · 2,591+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | October 5, 2007 | Michelle Vu
    Conservative evangelical leaders have long openly expressed dismay over the prospect of being forced to choose between two pro-choice presidential candidates. But now, a coalition of evangelicals has gone as far as to threaten to pull their support for the Republican Party if such a candidate is selected for the last stretch of the White House race. Dr. James C. Dobson of Focus on the Family – who recently emerged from a controversy over a private email he sent criticizing Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson – says he and others in the social conservative coalition will not support Rudy Giuliani...
  • Don't Let the Media Divide Our Movement (Must Read!)

    09/28/2007 7:02:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 112+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | September 28, 2007 | Gary Schneeberger, Vice President
    Dear Friends, You have probably heard at least a little bit in the past several days about Dr. James Dobson’s comments regarding presidential candidate Fred Thompson. It is true that Dr. Dobson, as a private citizen in an e-mail to friends, raised questions about former Sen. Thompson’s suitability to be president. What has not been true, in the days that have followed, is the media’s attempt to paint the incident as World War III among socially conservative Christians. Do some other evangelical leaders disagree with Dr. Dobson’s opinion about Sen. Thompson? Yes. But that is hardly uncommon in the realm...
  • ‘Momblocked’ mothers feel edged out by dads

    06/11/2007 10:30:30 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 145 replies · 3,031+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 6:31 AM MDT, June 11, 2007 | Victoria Clayton
    Two months after giving birth to her daughter, Jen McClure-Metz received a phenomenal job offer. If she wanted to become a producer on a hit television show, she’d have to start in a month. McClure-Metz and her husband talked it over and made the same decision many families are making: Dad would stay home full time and take care of their daughter. “While I never thought that I would end up staying home with Sarah, I knew that I was fully capable of doing so,” says Brian Metz, McClure-Metz’s husband. But almost four years into it, McClure-Metz began to feel...
  • The Gay Lobby Takes on eHarmony

    06/02/2007 8:41:35 AM PDT · by gpapa · 79 replies · 2,261+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 2, 2007 | Ross Kaminsky
    A lawsuit filed by a Northern California lesbian against dating service eHarmony represents the types of excesses of the gay movement which do so much damage to their efforts to achieve public acceptance. According to the Reuters article linked above, eHarmony "has long rankled the gay community with its failure to offer a 'men seeking men' or 'women seeking women' option."
  • Dr. James Dobson: Fred Thompson 'Not a Christian'

    03/29/2007 3:35:34 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 548 replies · 1,280+ views
    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/3/28/151351.shtml?s=al&promo_code=3058-1 ^ | 28 March 2007 | http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/3/28/151351.shtml?s=al&promo_code=3058-1
    "Everyone knows he’s conservative and has come out strongly for the things that the pro-family movement stands for,” Dobson – considered the most politically powerful evangelical figure in the U.S. – said in a phone call to Dan Gilgoff, senior editor at U.S. News & World Report. "[But] I don’t think he’s a Christian. At least that’s my impression.” Thompson’s spokesman Mark Corallo took issue with the statement. "Thompson is indeed a Christian,” he said. "He was baptized into the Church of Christ.”
  • Fred Thompson Volunteer Update (Dobson update)

    03/29/2007 1:12:43 PM PDT · by Grammy · 87 replies · 296+ views
    email from grassrootsvoter.com ^ | 3/29/07 | Reuben Watkins
    Friends, Last night the DrudgeReport.com posted a link to an article in U.S. News & World Report titled: Dobson Offers Insight on 2008 Republican Hopefuls, Focus on Family Founder Snubs Thompson, Praises Gingrich. The calls and emails were fast and furious and I do mean furious! This morning I had an opportunity to speak with Brad Miller, Director of Family Policy Council at Focus. We had a great conversation and Brad confirmed what many of us had been suspecting - the article was not an accurate representation of the conversation. Dr. Dobson had never actually spoken with Fred and did...
  • Dobson Offers Insight on 2008 Republican Hopefuls

    03/28/2007 10:19:40 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 490 replies · 2,435+ views
    US News ^ | 3-28-07 | Dan Gilgoff
    Focus on the Family founder James Dobson appeared to throw cold water on a possible presidential bid by former Sen. Fred Thompson while praising former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is also weighing a presidential run, in a phone interview Tuesday. Everyone knows he's conservative and has come out strongly for the things that the pro-family movement stands for," Dobson said of Thompson. "[But] I don't think he's a Christian; at least that's my impression," Dobson added, saying that such an impression would make it difficult for Thompson to connect with the Republican Party's conservative Christian base and win the...
  • Lesbian pair escorted from Focus property - Couple protests Dobson's essay on same-sex parents

    02/22/2007 8:41:02 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 56 replies · 1,395+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 20, 2007 | Jean Torkelson
    COLORADO SPRINGS - A lesbian couple faces trespassing charges following a protest Monday at Focus on the Family over founder James Dobson's views on same-sex parents. Robynne Sapp and Dotti Berry, of Blaine, Wash., said they wanted to see Dobson and demand that he "publicly recant" what they called false statements he made in an essay in a December issue of Time magazine. The women said they took a guided tour of the Focus grounds, hand in hand, but then sat down on the floor of the lobby and refused to leave until they saw Dobson. Colorado Springs police were...
  • Grassroots or AstroTurf? Focus on the Family tries to knock provision out of ethics bill

    01/18/2007 9:09:03 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies · 316+ views
    INews ^ | January 18-24, 2007 | Michael de Yoanna
    As Congress prepares to strengthen ethics rules, James Dobson is accusing lawmakers, particularly Democrats, of vying to clamp down on his ability to rally conservative Christians in the political arena. "I am just about as irritated as I am going to get," the Focus on the Family chairman practically ranted on his radio show a week ago. Leading a charge along with allies such as Gary Bauer of the nonprofit American Values, Dobson said this proposal to regulate "grassroots lobbying" would cripple his ability to influence confirmation of Supreme Court nominees, for instance. Such regulation is prescribed in Senate Bill...
  • James Dobson: Two Mommies Is One Too Many

    12/11/2006 3:55:47 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 273 replies · 4,673+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | December 11, 2006 | JAMES C. DOBSON
    A number of social conservatives, myself included, have recently been asked to respond to the news that Mary Cheney, the Vice President's daughter, is pregnant with a child she intends to raise with her lesbian partner. Implicit in this issue is an effort to get us to criticize the Bush Administration or the Cheney family. But the concern here has nothing to do with politics. It is about what kind of family environment is best for the health and development of children, and, by extension, the nation at large.With all due respect to Cheney and her partner, Heather Poe, the...
  • In Culture War, Newsweek Tells Evangelicals - Bring The Troops Home (Don Feder Alert)

    11/27/2006 1:59:08 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 1,127+ views
    Don Feder.com ^ | 11/27/2006 | Don Feder
    After decades of excoriating evangelical Christians as bigoted morons, foaming-at-the-mouth fanatics and vile hypocrites -- both sexually-obsessed and sexually-repressed (part Elmer Gantry, part Elmer Fudd) -- the media has hit on a new tactic. The cover story ("America's God Complex - Like George W. Bush, The Religious Right Is At The Crossroads") in the November 13th Newsweek explains that evangelicals aren't really all that bad - it's just that the poor fools have been duped by the Republican Party, their energies (which should be devoted to more worthwhile endeavors) diverted to sordid politics. But there's hope that the Bible Belt...
  • Focus on the Family Praises Democrats, Slams Republicans

    11/10/2006 11:28:52 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 22 replies · 686+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/09/2006 | Ted Olsen
    Dobson says values voters stayed home after GOP abandoned them. Perkins agreed. "The values that we care about," such as abortion and gay marriage, he said, "are issues that not just evangelicals care about, but more people in this society care about, even, as we've seen, the Democratic candidates running on those issues. … We can't shrink back now. Our values were validated in this election. We simply have to get people who will run for public office who openly share those views and will create policy reflective of those views." Minnery named the faith-based initiative and the federal marriage...
  • Evangelicals Fire Up the Faithful

    10/28/2006 11:47:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 1,482+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 28, 2006 | Jackie Calmes
    SHARONVILLE, Ohio -- If Republicans still have an ace up their sleeve in this fall campaign, it's people like Phil Burress. Mr. Burress, a thrice-married, self-described former pornography addict, is president of Citizens for Community Values, a statewide network of politically active Christian conservatives. His work here in 2004 helped turn out evangelical voters who put President Bush over the top in Ohio -- the state that made the difference between victory and defeat. This time around, Mr. Burress isn't nearly so happy with the president and his party. In fact, he can hardly say enough about how fed up...
  • Same sex marriage debate here in Colorado - 'Amendment 43' & 'Referendum I' (Audio)

    10/25/2006 12:07:24 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 62 replies · 2,249+ views
    Rosen Replay ^ | Tuesday October 24th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Earlier this morning there was a debate on two ballot initiatives here in Colorado, the 'Domestic Partnerships', Referendum I and the 'Marriage Amendment', Amendment 43. Mike Rosen of 850am KOA radio here in Denver was host and moderator. Mike Rosen is FOR 'Amendment 43' and UNDECIDED on 'Referendum I'. Mike is not a social conservative. He is a fiscal conservative and pro-military. --- Before the debate I thought "Ref I" was going to allow same sex couples visitation rights at hospitals, ability to will death benefits and a few other "rights". It is WAY WAY beyond just that. It will...
  • Liberal Leader Calls Christian's Appointment an "Affront to Our Democracy"

    10/03/2006 3:44:32 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 1 replies · 494+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 10/03/06 | John-Henry Westen
    Liberal Leader Calls Christian's Appointment an "Affront to Our Democracy" By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, October 3, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Liberal Party of Canada has put out a "reality check" to Canadian media highlighting the appointment of Conservative MP Darrel Reid as Chief of Staff to Environment Minister Rona Ambrose. Liberal Leader Bill Graham called Reid's appointment an "affront to our democracy." Following in the "scary" Christian theme, made famous in the Liberal Party attacks on former Canadian Alliance Leader Stockwell Day, the Party's 'reality check' noted that "Reid was Canadian president of the U.S. based social conservative group Focus...
  • HOW TO Screw Some Evangelist Maggots Right In The Wallet (urges mail fraud on Focus on the Family)

    08/26/2006 8:43:59 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies · 1,028+ views
    WarrenEllis.com ^ | @ 2006-08-24 21:33:00 | Warren Ellis
    What with the Washington State Supreme Court handing down its anti-gay-marriage decision several weeks ago and the ever-hearing more about attacks on reproductive rights down south, I’m feeling that the States is tripping a bit too merrily down the Handmaid’s path. This week, I found a way to strike back. Focus on the Family, the horrid anti-gay evangelical church based in Colorado Springs that wields too much power for anyone’s good, has a store on their website that will give you books, CDs, and DVDs absolutely free of charge. Usually people pay for their items by donation, raising millions of...
  • Puerto Ricans Mobilizing to Defend Traditional Marriage

    07/18/2006 7:24:12 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 6 replies · 286+ views
    (English-language translation) The Retaking Puerto Rico Coalition is holding several activities this week in favor of traditional marriage amid fears that families will be affected by new social tendencies. Spokeswoman Yolanda Miranda indicated that a forum titled "The New Cultural Tendencies and Their Effects on Marriage" will be held today in the Capitol. She affirmed that attendance by several legislators is expected, especially since they work on the Civil Code that will change the definition of marriage. A similar conference for lawyers and civic and business leaders on the same topic will take place tomorrow. "Puerto Rican society is facing...
  • Immigration debate splits Christian right

    04/28/2006 5:58:24 AM PDT · by Dane · 38 replies · 680+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/28/06 | Carolyn Lochead
    Religious conservatives bared their internal struggles over immigration Thursday at an unusually frank public debate, demonstrating that the most powerful faction of the Republican Party is as divided as the party itself on the issue. Snip The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of Sacramento, head of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, said he was concerned by a new Pew Hispanic Center poll released Wednesday that found two-thirds of white evangelicals consider new immigrants to be a burden and a threat to American culture. "My message to the white evangelicals would be, Hispanic immigrants resonate more with your values than many other...
  • Focus on the Family Places 200th Ultrasound Machine to Help Stop Abortions

    03/17/2006 1:09:58 AM PST · by beaversmom · 21 replies · 1,386+ views
    Life News ^ | March 16, 2006 | Steven Ertelt
    Colorado Springs, CO (LifeNews.com) -- Focus on the Family announced Thursday that it has placed the 200th ultrasound machine in a crisis pregnancy center in order to dramatically increase the percentage of women opting against having an abortion. The machine placements are part of a national campaign. Since the pro-family group launched its Option Ultrasound program, it has helped 200 pregnancy centers get the machines, which show amazing pictures of babies before birth. Statistics show that 84 percent of women decide against an abortion after seeing an ultrasound of their baby. Kim Conroy, is the sanctity of life director for...
  • Is Ken Salazar Colorado's Charlie Rangel?

    02/06/2006 9:53:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 947+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | February 6, 2006 | Erik Rush
    Well, it's become quite apparent that U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) is quickly making a name for himself among the ranks of the slandering, sensationalizing far left. Since I live in Colorado, covered the primaries and election that put Salazar into office, and know some of the principals personally, I thought my take might shed some light onto the underpinnings of this bizarre phenomenon. First, on April 25, 2005, Senator Ken Salazar (affectionately known as "Gollum" by Colorado conservatives) commented that Focus on the Family (FOTF), the organization founded by Dr. James Dobson, has relentlessly and unfairly attacked him. In...
  • Dr. James Dobson endorses Howard Kaloogian for U.S. Congress (CA-50th Dist.)

    01/12/2006 7:06:08 PM PST · by logician2u · 25 replies · 747+ views
    email from kaloogianforcongress.com | 1/12/2006 | James Dobson
    Dear Friends,I am pleased to endorse Howard Kaloogian for U.S. Congress. He has been thoroughly tested over the years in the political battles in Sacramento and has proven himself time and again as a stalwart defender of the family and traditional values. His leadership in the recall of Gov. Gray Davis showed his ability to make a plainspoken case for restoring common sense to state government.As a member of the U.S. House, Howard will do the same. He will quickly become a legislative leader at a time when conservative, common sense leadership is desperately needed to preserve marriage, stand...