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  • 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...
  • Fatal Addiction--Ted Bundy interviewed by James Dobson on the eve his execution (video link)

    05/17/2010 5:17:33 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 53 replies · 1,345+ views
    I post this video link because it provides a rare first hand opportunity to come face to face with a proven and self-confessed psychopath of the first order. I have watch it many times and believe it is remarkable for what it tells us about psychopathy and the pathology of evil.Now, as you watch the interview, compare your perception of Bundy's intellectual honesty and appearance of moral conflict to that of Obama in any interview or speech or public appearance. Video Link
  • James Dobson Endorsement Letter to Rick Perry

    02/26/2010 11:34:36 AM PST · by mnehring · 14 replies · 509+ views
    RickPerry.org ^ | James Dobson
    .."Over the years, Gov. Perry has established a record that is consistently pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-religious liberty,” said Dr. Dobson. “He has demonstrated his deep regard for the sanctity of life by signing more pro-life bills into law than any other governor in Texas history. He demonstrated his support for the God-given institution of marriage by strongly supporting the Texas Marriage Amendment. And he has helped lead the effort to establish the strongest protections for religious liberty in the state of Texas. No other candidate in this race measures up to the high standards established by Gov. Perry on these...
  • End of an Era: James Dobson Departs Focus on the Family

    02/25/2010 6:16:13 AM PST · by mlizzy · 43 replies · 1,017+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 2-25-10 | Peter J. Smith
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, February 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After 33 years at Focus on the Family, psychologist Dr. James Dobson bids farewell on Friday to the Christian ministry he founded, and brings his radio presence at the organization to an end. But the famous Christian commentator is not finished with the airwaves, as he has announced plans for a new, independent radio ministry following his departure. Focus on the Family CEO and President Jim Daly told listeners of Focus on the Family’s radio program Wednesday that "this week marks the completion of a transition period that probably started more than...
  • 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 on the Family Opens Up About Bowl Ad

    02/05/2010 3:43:44 AM PST · by mlizzy · 7 replies · 348+ views
    Reflections of a Paralytic ^ | 02-04-10 | Chelsea Zimmerman
  • CBS Faces Pro-Abortion Pressure to Scrap Pro-Life Ad Featuring Tim Tebow

    01/26/2010 9:41:13 AM PST · by julieee · 4 replies · 286+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 26, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    CBS Faces Pro-Abortion Pressure to Scrap Pro-Life Ad Featuring Tim Tebow Washington, DC -- CBS is facing pressure from pro-abortion groups to scrap the pro-life advertisement Focus on the Family plans to run featuring Tim Tebow. He is the University of Florida football star whose mother chose life over abortion despite a debilitating medical condition during her pregnancy with Tebow. http://www.lifenews.com/nat5926.html
  • CBS Urged to Scrap Super Bowl Ad With Tebow, Mom

    01/25/2010 4:42:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 207 replies · 7,350+ views
    NYTimes ^ | January 25, 2010
    CBS Urged to Scrap Super Bowl Ad With Tebow, Mom THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 25, 2010 NEW YORK (AP) -- A national coalition of women's groups called on CBS on Monday to scrap its plan to broadcast an ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message. ''An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year -- an event designed to bring Americans together,'' said Jehmu Greene, president of the...
  • 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...
  • Tebow to appear in Super Bowl ad with Christian message

    01/16/2010 10:03:57 PM PST · by peggybac · 18 replies · 1,098+ views
    Even on the biggest national stages, Tim Tebow seems to attract the spotlight. Tebow will appear in a 30-second Super Bowl ad on Feb. 7 on behalf of the Christian group Focus on the Family, the organization announced on its Web site. His mother, Pam, also will appear in the ad. Focus on the Family, a non-profit Christian organization, is not elaborating on the commercial’s message, but the story is expected to detail the Tebows’ pro-life message in line with Christian faith. Pam Tebow contracted amoebic dysentery while on a Philippines mission, and the bacterial infection sent her into a...
  • 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...
  • James Dobson 3 Day Interview Bush Assistant Tim Goeglein

    06/09/2009 5:43:53 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 3 replies · 813+ views
    Focus on the Family radio broadcast, website ^ | 9 June 2009 | James Dobson, Focus on the Family
    President George W. Bush assistant Tim Goeglein interviewed by Dr. James Dobson, on Dobson's Focus on the Family radio broadcast. Three day broadcast. Goeglein present an articulate defense of President Bush as wartime president and pro-life president. Listen for the long list of pro-life accomplishments of Bush in the 2nd hour. I do not see a transcript yet. Radio Show site: http://listen.family.org/daily/A000002029.cfm Focus on the Family site: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/
  • Tim Goeglein interview w James Dobson re Bush Faith

    06/08/2009 10:55:24 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 3 replies · 955+ views
    Focus on the Family radio broadcast, website ^ | 8 June 2009 | Focus on the Family, James Dobson
    Tim Goeglein, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush, offers an insider's perspective on the Bush administration. Goelein emphasizes President Bush's daily prayer and guidance from God while a war-time president. Three day interview. http://www.focusonthefamily.com/about_us/dr_dobson_shows.aspx
  • Top Religious Right Group: We Won't Oppose Gay SCOTUS Pick

    05/08/2009 3:49:08 AM PDT · by steve-b · 25 replies · 2,112+ views
    WhoRunsGov ^ | 5/7/09 | Greg Sargent
    In a move that will surprise gay activists and liberals, a spokesperson for Focus on the Family, a top religious right group, tells me that his organization has no problem with GOP Senator Jeff Sessions' claim today that he's open to a Supreme Court nominee with "gay tendencies." The spokesperson confirms the group won't oppose a gay SCOTUS nominee over sexual orientation. "We agree with Senator Sessions," Bruce Hausknecht, a spokesperson for Focus on the Family, which was founded by top religious right figure James Dobson, told me a few minutes ago. "The issue is not their sexual orientation. It's...
  • James Dobson Says the Culture War Has Been Lost!

    04/18/2009 5:48:29 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 95 replies · 3,994+ views
    Liveprayer.com ^ | 4-17-09 | Bill Keller
    James Dobson claims the culture war has been lost! In a message to his staff at Focus on the Family that was never meant to be heard by the outside world, Dr. James Dobson, in his own words, stated that the culture war had been lost. After the tape of his talk was leaked to the public, he began damage control, going on Sean Hannity's program (he went on no other programs despite numerous offers by other programs to have him on) since Hannity would never challenge him, claiming the "media took him out of context." The fact is, the...
  • US religious Right concedes defeat (Has Dobson Thrown In The Towel? Not Quite (FULL AUDIO LINK))

    04/10/2009 11:32:24 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 142 replies · 6,626+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 11, 2009 | Alex Spillius
    <p>America's religious Right has conceded that the election of US President Barack Obama has sealed its defeat in the cultural war with permissiveness and secularism.</p> <p>Leading evangelicals have admitted that their association with George W. Bush has not only hurt the cause of social conservatives but contributed to the failure of the key objectives of their 30-year struggle.</p>
  • Passing the baton [Coral Ridge Presbyterian, Focus on the Family, and Hour of Power]

    03/27/2009 8:42:24 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies · 1,514+ views
    WORLD Magazine ^ | April 11, 2009 | Lynn Vincent
    Before a backdrop of soaring stained glass and the 6,000 gleaming pipes of a Ruffatti pipe organ, Tullian Tchividjian on March 15 preached one of the pivotal sermons of his life. Tchividjian, 36, pastor of New City Presbyterian Church in Margate, Fla., was preaching 12 miles down the road in Fort Lauderdale. The occasion: Tchividjian's nomination to succeed D. James Kennedy as senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. There had been some dissent in the congregation over who would fill Kennedy's sizable shoes. Kennedy founded the church in 1959 and pastored it for 47 years. In 1974, he launched...
  • James Dobson stepping down as chairman of Focus on the Family

    02/27/2009 11:27:52 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 6 replies · 1,029+ views
    Dallas Morning News Religion Blog ^ | 02/27/2009 | Bruce Tomaso
    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.
  • 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.
  • Dobson Resigns As Chairman Of Focus On The Family

    02/27/2009 10:08:02 AM PST · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 1,412+ views
    NYTimes ^ | February 27, 2009
    Dobson Resigns as Chairman of Focus on the Family By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS February 27, 2009 DENVER (AP) -- 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, The Associated Press has learned. Dobson notified the board of his decision Wednesday, and the 950 employees of the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based ministry were informed Friday morning at a weekly worship service, said Jim Daly, the group's president and chief executive officer. Dobson, 72, will continue to host Focus...
  • Focus on the Family out-spent LDS 3-to-1 on Prop. 8 fight

    02/05/2009 11:26:03 AM PST · by restornu · 18 replies · 670+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 02/04/2009 | The Associated Press
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. » A Colorado Springs-based evangelical group spent more than three times the amount spent by the Mormon church to support a California ballot initiative that outlawed gay marriage. Data released this week by the California secretary of state's office show Focus on the Family donated $657,000 in money and services to ProtectMarriage.com, a California coalition that supported Proposition 8. A September report indicated Focus on the Family had contributed $448,406. Focus vice president of media relations Gary Schneeberger says the most recent figure includes the value of non-cash contributions such as mailing costs and time on radio...
  • Focus on the Family Pulls Interview with Mormon Author (Glenn Beck, "The Christmas Sweater")

    12/29/2008 3:17:05 PM PST · by sevenbak · 70 replies · 1,469+ views
    Conservative ministry Focus on the Family has removed from its website an article about the latest book (The Christmas Sweater) by former CNN host Glenn Beck in response to complaints over his Mormon ties. Even though the book has no mention of his faith, the campaign against him and his book is ongoing by Evangelicals. “Mr. Beck is a member of the Mormon church, and … we did not make mention of this fact in our interview with him,” reads a statement prepared for the ministry’s receptionists, according to Joel Campbell, the Mormon media observer for the MormonTimes. “We do...
  • eHarmony's Discord

    12/24/2008 5:31:40 AM PST · by rhema · 46 replies · 1,808+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/24/2008 | Erin Sheley
    Early in November, the popular online dating company eHarmony settled with the New Jersey Attorney General's Division on Civil Rights (DCR) over allegations that the company violated the state's anti-discrimination law by limiting its matching service to heterosexual couples. In 2005, gay New Jersey resident Eric McKinley had filed a complaint with the state, and in July 2007 the director of the DCR issued a finding of probable cause that eHarmony had violated the statute. In the face of mounting legal costs and the risk of crippling civil and administrative liabilities--stemming not only from the New Jersey investigation but other...
  • Are Focus [On The Family] layoffs a sign of losing edge among evangelicals?

    12/07/2008 7:40:36 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 26 replies · 1,636+ views
    The Gazette ^ | December 7, 2008 | BRIAN NEWSOME
    When Focus on the Family recently announced the deepest job cuts in its 32-year history, it was just the latest headline in a saga of a sad economy. After all, layoffs are seemingly the norm in a recession where unemployment is at a 15-year high. But supporters and critics of the Colorado Springs-based Christian ministry have been quick to question whether more is at play than hard times alone. Has its high-profile political stances hurt its public relations? Is its audience aging or shrinking? Did it reach a peak that, for some reason, has passed? Based on numbers, Focus' situation...
  • 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...
  • Bush's $2.2 billion gift to Planned Parenthood (MUST READ)

    10/30/2008 1:39:25 AM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 25 replies · 1,631+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 29, 2008 | John Lofton
    So, President Bush throws $2.2 billion down the Planned Parenthood rathole and I'm supposed to thank him for not wasting the federal tax dollars of pro-life taxpayers? Well, yes, that's what the folks at Focus On The Family want me and others to do. The October 2008 issue of Citizen magazine has in it (page 6) a full-page article with the headline: "Thanks, Mr. President." A smaller headline reads: "Pro-life taxpayers can thank President Bush for keeping their dollars from being misspent." This article is an interview with Ashley Horne, a "federal policy analyst" for Focus On The Family Action.
  • For many evangelicals, it will be the end of the world if Obama wins (Colorado)

    10/27/2008 8:59:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 54 replies · 2,191+ views
    Irish times ^ | October 28, 2008
    The evangelical movement is fearful on many fronts, Mark Hennessy discovers in Colorado Springs QUIETLY SPOKEN, religiously and politically conservative, and living in the heartland of evangelical Christianity in the US, Daniel Lopez pondered the end of time that could come if Barack Obama becomes president. "When I think of it, it brings to mind the prophecies that the Bible tells us about," said Lopez, sitting in the shade outside Focus on the Family's headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "On the one hand, it is exciting for us as conservatives because we can actually see what God prophesied coming about;...
  • Obama spells 'persecution,' warns Focus on the Family

    10/23/2008 7:23:33 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 279 replies · 4,218+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/22/08 | Art Moore
    What would America look like after four years of an Obama administration? "Hardship," "persecution" and "suffering" are among the prospects in a hypothetical letter from a "Christian from 2012" released today by evangelical leader James Dobson's political activist group Focus on the Family Action. Titled "Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America," the piece clearly targets the many evangelical Christians seeking "change," particularly the young, who could tip the election in favor of the Illinois Democrat . At the end of the letter, the fictional Christian laments that these people "simply did not realize Obama's far-left agenda would take away many...
  • With Sarah Palin aboard, John McCain gets official nod of major evangelical leader Dobson

    10/06/2008 7:52:12 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 13 replies · 969+ views
    http://news.google.com ^ | October 6, 2008 | --Andrew Malcolm
    Amid a blizzard of disheartening polls a month out from the general election, the John McCain-Sarah Palin Republican ticket got some great news this afternoon: A clear go-ahead signal to millions of evangelicals across the country from Dr. James Dobson, founder and chairman of FocDr James Dobson founder and chairman of Focus on the Family who radio program and newsletters reach millions of evangelicals approves a vote for the Republican ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palinus on the Family, to vote for the GOP ticket. It couldn't have come at a better time given more polls showing a Democratic...
  • 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 on Bristol Palin's Pregnancy

    09/01/2008 1:13:29 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 164 replies · 3,240+ views
    ABC News ^ | 09/01/2008 | Jake Tapper
    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...
  • Pastor Doesn't Preach

    09/01/2008 11:46:40 AM PDT · by frankjr · 22 replies · 176+ views
    NRO ^ | 9-1-08 | na (via msg to KJL at NRO)
    <p>"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 find themselves > in. 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 for > once again not just talking about their pro-life and pro-family > values, but in living them out even in the midst of trying circumstances. > > "Being a Christian does not mean you're perfect. Nor does it mean that > your children are perfect. But it does mean that there is forgiveness > and restoration when we confess our imperfections to the Lord. I've > been the beneficiary of that forgiveness and restoration in my own > life countless times, as I'm sure the Palins have." > > "The media is already trying to spin this as evidence that Gov. Palin > is a 'hypocrite,' but all it really means is that she and her family are human. > They are in my prayers and those of millions of Americans."</p>
  • Dr. Dobson: I'd Vote for McCain-Palin

    08/30/2008 3:52:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 435+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/30/08 | Phil Brennan
    Call it the Palin effect -- John McCain's choice of Alaska's governor Sarah Palin has motivated many conservatives previously reluctant to support his candidacy to surrender their enthusiastic support. Notably among them is Dr. James Dobson, the very influential conservative leader, who heads the nationwide Focus on the Family organization. Dr. Dobson, who has flatly declared that he would not vote for McCain now says he will, and attributes his change of mind to the senator's choice of solidly conservative pro-life Gov. Palin to be his running mate. Earlier this year, Dr. Dobson had announced on the nationally syndicated “The...
  • 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. James Dobson: McCain's Choice of Palin 'Outstanding'

    08/29/2008 1:15:37 PM PDT · by Blackyce · 17 replies · 2,431+ views
    Focus on the Family Action ^ | August 29, 2008 | CitizenLink
      Dr. James Dobson: McCain’s Choice of Palin 'Outstanding'   Focus Action founder cites 'bravery and integrity' of Alaska governor Colorado Springs, Colo. – Focus on the Family Action founder and chairman James C. Dobson, Ph.D., issued the following statement today after learning that Sen. John McCain, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, had selected Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate:“Sen. McCain’s selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is an outstanding choice that should be extremely reassuring to the conservative base of his party. She is a strong executive who hates corruption and puts principle above politics.  After floating the...
  • UPDATE: FocusAction Launches Weekly Election Commentary

    08/21/2008 6:00:11 PM PDT · by XR7 · 4 replies · 216+ views
    CitizenLink ^ | 8/21/08
    New video feature will zero in on the issues and events - an online video series to keep you up to date on the election. Host Stuart Shepard gets insights on the presidential race from Tom Minnery, senior vice president of government and public policy at Focus Action. Family advocates from across the nation will appear in upcoming episodes. "This is a challenging year for Christian conservatives to sort through where the leading candidates stand on pro-family issues," Shepard said. "We'll cut through the hype and the campaign ads and shine a light on how they view the sanctity of...
  • 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....
  • Radio Hall of Fame will not Bow to Homosexual Pressure to Dump Dobson

    08/01/2008 4:21:01 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 137+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/1/08 | Hilary White
    CHICAGO, August 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago has drawn the wrath of homosexual activists who object to the induction of Dr. James Dobson, a major figure in the US Christian pro-life and family movement. Wayne Besen, a homosexual activist, organised a campaign against the Hall of Fame that resulted in several hundred emails demanding that Dr. Dobson be removed from the list of nominees.  Dr. Dobson is the founder and head of Focus on the Family, one of the most prominent US Protestant evangelical organisations. According to homosexual activist Wayne Besen, Dr. Dobson...
  • Obama radio ad targets Focus on the Family

    07/25/2008 1:27:15 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 33 replies · 111+ views
    OneNewsNow.Com ^ | 7/24/2008 5:00:00 AM | Jim Brown - OneNewsNow
    Focus on the Family is speaking out against a new pro-Obama radio ad airing on Christian radio. The ad calls for "a better Christian witness in politics." The new liberal political action committee Matthew 25 is running pro-Barack Obama ads on Christian radio. Salem Radio affiliate KBIQ 102.7 FM in Colorado Springs, Colorado -- home to Focus on the Family -- aired an ad that came in response to Dr. James Dobson’s recent criticism of the presidential candidate's theological views. Following is an excerpt from the radio ad: "You know it’s an election year when certain people start grabbing headlines...
  • Dobson reconsiders the ‘circumstances,’ warms up to McCain

    07/21/2008 9:43:08 AM PDT · by delacoert · 55 replies · 223+ views
    The Carpetbagger Report ^ | July 21st, 2008 at 10:05 am
    In January, Focus on the Family’s James Dobson ruled out voting for John McCain, if he won the Republican nomination. “Speaking as a private individual, I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances,” Dobson said in a statement. In February, just as McCain was wrapping up the GOP nod, Dobson reiterated that McCain was unacceptable. As recently as April, Dobson told the WSJ, “I have seen no evidence that Sen. McCain is successfully unifying the Republican Party or drawing conservatives into his fold. To the contrary, he seems intent on driving them away.” Dobson added that McCain has...
  • Dobson Leans Toward Endorsing McCain

    07/20/2008 8:24:15 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 57 replies · 256+ views
    nyt ^ | July 20, 2008 | Kate Phillips
    <p>There seems to be a kumbaya moment occurring on the conservative front, and it’s one that would apply a salve to Senator John McCain’s uneven, unsettled relationship with the religious right.</p> <p>Enter James Dobson, who has at times been blistering in his criticisms of Mr. McCain. The religious right’s more favored candidates — from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to even former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson — are no longer options.</p>
  • Dobson to Attack Obama Tuesday for Distorting the Bible

    06/24/2008 3:35:07 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 47 replies · 72+ views
    ABC News ^ | 23 June 08 | Jack Tapper
    Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family -- who has stayed unusually quiet in this election cycle likely due to his loathing of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. -- will tomorrow attack Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, on Tuesday for a speech the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee delivered in 2006 to the liberal Christian group Call to Renewal. The AP was given an advance copy of Dobson's 18-minute radio segment, which has already been taped, and will air Tuesday. In it, Dobson hammers Obama's views of religion, and says the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is trying to...
  • Dobson to Attack Obama Tuesday for Distorting the Bible

    06/23/2008 7:57:18 PM PDT · by kingattax · 78 replies · 163+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6-23-08 | Jake Tapper
    (also) Having a "Fruitcake" Interpretation of the ConstitutionDr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family -- who has stayed unusually quiet in this election cycle likely due to his loathing of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. -- will tomorrow attack Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, on Tuesday for a speech the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee delivered in 2006 to the liberal Christian group Call to Renewal. The AP was given an advance copy of Dobson's 18-minute radio segment, which has already been taped, and will air Tuesday. In it, Dobson hammers Obama's views of religion, and says the...
  • Dobson editing radio show to avoid 'hate crimes' laws

    03/29/2008 4:37:11 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 26 replies · 1,147+ views
    WND ^ | 28 March 08 | Bob Unruh
    "Hate crimes" laws were defeated in Congress just a few months ago. Just a few weeks ago, Frank Wright of the National Religious Broadcasters Association warned, "We must be one in Christ to face the days ahead" because "hate crimes" laws would create untold new liability for Christians. Now a major Christian ministry has confirmed that such "hate crimes" laws already are setting limits on what it can broadcast. The issue is "hate crimes" laws in Canada, and they are affecting U.S. Christian ministries that broadcast into that nation. WND reported just a week ago on a Christian ministry based...
  • Christian Leader James Dobson Endorses Huckabee for GOP Nod

    02/08/2008 2:24:26 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 84 replies · 156+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | February 7, 2008 | Associated Press
    James Dobson, one of the nation’s most prominent evangelical Christian leaders, backed Mike Huckabee’s presidential bid Thursday night, giving the former Arkansas governor a long-sought endorsement as the Republican field narrowed to a two-man race. In a statement first obtained by The Associated Press, Dobson reiterated his declaration on Super Tuesday that he could not in good conscience vote for John McCain, the front-runner, because of concerns over the Arizona senator’s conservative credentials. Dobson said given the situation at that point, he was reluctant to choose between “two pro-family candidates whom I could support” — Huckabee and former Massachusetts Gov....
  • Down with the ship: Dobson to endorse Huckabee at last

    02/07/2008 6:51:12 PM PST · by pissant · 150 replies · 121+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2/7/08 | staff
    One final bleat for attention, a finger in the eye of the party that’s about to cross him by nominating someone not to his liking and a last-ditch bid to embarrass McCain by mobilizing evangelicals into giving Huck an upset victory somewhere next week. To fully appreciate this you have to listen to the snippet of audio from Dennis Prager in the update to this post from two days ago. He doesn’t endorse in primaries, he says, because it’s up to the people to separate the gold from the dross. Oh, wait — Mitt Romney’s dropped out? Really? Well, that’s...
  • Huckabee to get evangelical leader's nod (James Dobson)

    02/07/2008 6:05:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 121 replies · 86+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/7/08 | Eric Gorski - ap
    James Dobson, one of the nation's most prominent evangelical Christian leaders, is about to endorse former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, The Associated Press has learned. Dobson, founder of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Focus on the Family, talked to the GOP presidential hopeful Thursday and later was to release a statement explaining his choice, said Gary Schneeberger, a spokesman for Dobson. Huckabee had long sought Dobson's endorsement, believing he is the best fit to advance Dobson's conservative, moral worldview. Until now, Dobson had never endorsed a GOP presidential hopeful during the primary campaign. But he ruled out front-runner John McCain in a...
  • Dobson Slams McCain on Ingraham

    02/05/2008 10:36:55 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 153 replies · 608+ views
    MyManMitt.com Blog ^ | 01/05/08 | James Dobson
    I am deeply disappointed the Republican Party seems poised to select a nominee who did not support a Constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage, voted for embryonic stem cell research to kill nascent human beings, opposed tax cuts that ended the marriage penalty, has little regard for freedom of speech, organized the Gang of 14 to preserve filibusters in judicial hearings, and has a legendary temper and often uses foul and obscene language. I am convinced Sen. McCain is not a conservative, and in fact, has gone out of his way to stick his thumb in the eyes...
  • A stealth Mitt Romney endorsement from the religious right's powerbrokers?

    01/31/2008 7:46:47 AM PST · by kalee · 40 replies · 145+ views
    Time ^ | January 24, 2008 | Michael Scherer
    <p>Christian right leaders are abuzz today because a new online candidate guide that has been posted by Focus on the Family Action, the political arm of Jim Dobson's conservative Christian empire. The webpage offers edited excerpts of recent webcasts with the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, explaining where the candidates stand on "pro-family issues."</p>