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CBS to Air "Pro-Life" Focus on the Family Superbowl Spot

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Rowe

In a curious reversal of its policy against accepting "advocacy" commercials, CBS has announced that it will air an anti-abortion commercial from the ...

Dr. James Dobson To Leave Focus On The Family, Start New Radio Show With Son

New York Times | LAURIE GOODSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dr. James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family and an influential voice for Christian conservatives, is about to depart from the organization he...

Juan Alberto Ovalle, Former Focus On The Family Employee Sentenced For Sex Crimes

The Denver Post | Howard Pankratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A former Focus on the Family radio-ministry employee has been sentenced to five years of intensive probation for attempting to lure an underage teen i...

Focus On The Family's James Dobson Leaving Radio Show

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — James Dobson, the voice of conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, will no longer host its flagship radio broadcast and is cu...

Most Influential Coloradans Of The '00s (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado has undoubtedly seen its profile raised during the '00s, culminating in the Democratic Convention in 2008. As Colorado has become a place of...

Focus On The Family Donates Nearly $100,000 To Maine Gay Marriage Ban Movement

The Colorado Springs Gazette | Mark Barna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Last year, Focus on the Family donated nearly $450,000 to support a California proposition outlawing gay marriage. This year, the Colorado Springs-ba...

When Freedom Is a Dirty Word

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The religious right, the gun-carrying paranoids all have one thing in common: they are taking a libertarian/religious view to an extreme that will unhinge this country.

The Religious Right is Swiftboating Same Sex Marriage in Maine

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

Religious right professionals are using religion as an excuse to perpetrate lies and deception. That's what happened in California and that's what is now underway in Maine.

Health Care Reform Debate A Boon To Focus On The Family And The Christian Right

The Washington Post | Jacqueline L. Salmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Christian right, facing questions before the presidential election about its continuing potency as a force for cultural and political change, has ...

Max Blumenthal vs. The Far Right "God" Of Dumb Hate

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

Once in a while a book comes along about which one can say: If you love our country read this! Blumenthal's Republican Gomorrah is one such book.

Stanley Kurtz Tries to Tie Gay Marriage to Divorce, Accidentally Proves Opposite

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barrett Brown

Ten years after Denmark began allowing for gay civil unions, heterosexual marriage rate had increased by 10.7 percent. Ten years after Norway did, the rate increased by 12.7 percent. For Sweden, 28.7 percent.

Divorce Rate in Gay Marriage-Legal MA Drops To Pre-WWII Level

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

After four years, legalized gay marriage in Massachusetts appears to have no effect on the Massachusetts divorce rate, posing a big problem for highbrow critics of gay marriage.

Focus On The Family Drops Ex-Gay Program Due To Budget Shortfall

Minnesota Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Focus on the Family, James Dobson's anti-LGBT empire and the largest organization in the religious right, announced earlier this week that it would be...

Anti-Abortion Leaders Jailed Protesting Focus On The Family

Colorado Independant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The longstanding feud between hard-line abortion foes American Right to Life Action and Focus on the Family founder James Dobson came to a head in a C...

James Dobson Gives Up: "We Can't Stop Them"

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politically, James Dobson has surrendered. At least for the time being. Today, the Focus on the Family founder devotes his typically family-focused ra...

Carrie Prejean: 'Satan Was Trying To Tempt Me,' Plus New Pics With Michael Phelps

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As Miss California Carrie Prejean's fate is being decided by Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump, who has called a Tuesday morning press conference to...

Ryan Grim

Conservative Movement Throws Full Weight Against Sebelius | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several key conservative movement leaders, in an attempt to jack up pressure against Kathleen Sebelius Wednesday, sent a memo to the Senate urging mem...

James Dobson: We Have "Lost" Culture Wars, US "Awash In Evil"

Washington Monthly | Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

James Dobson delivered a farewell speech to the Focus on the Family staff, and conceded that the culture war he helped start hasn't turned out well fo...

Keep Religion out of Military

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Sadly, powerful military leaders are behaving more like missionaries than soldiers entrusted with fulfilling military missions.

No New Dobson: Retirement Leaves Evangelical Power Vacuum

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The long-expected resignation of Focus on the Family's James Dobson highlights an open secret among America's roughly 70 million evangelicals: There a...

Dobson Resigns As Chairman Of Focus On The Family

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER — Conservative evangelical leader James Dobson has resigned as chairman of Focus on the Family but will continue to play a prominent role...

Texas Evangelicals Funded Attempt To Stop Palin Troopergate Probe

Anchorage Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New state gift disclosures show it cost Liberty Legal Institute and the two law firms working with it $185,000 to represent six Alaska legislators in ...

Disgraced Rove Aide Named Top Lobbyist For Focus On The Family

Colorado Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Being a serial plagiarist may no longer be the professional equivalent of a hair shirt. Look at Vice President Joe Biden. Good thing for ex-Bush admin...

"I Hope Obama Fails" -- Limbaugh and Al-Qaeda Agree on Obama

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

American success terrifies some on the right. They know America's success and President Obama's success is, for now, one and the same.

Right Message, Wrong Messenger

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles J. Brown

Obama said that he chose Rick Warren to make his inauguration a celebration of inclusiveness. Inviting an evangelical pastor was the right idea, through the wrong messenger.