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Koch Brothers Fund Group That Contradicts Their Ideology

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite their stated support for both personal and economic libertarianism, billionaires Charles and David Koch are sending funds throug...

Focus On The Family Wants You To Bring Your Bible To School Today

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

Christian group Focus on the Family sponsored a "Bring Your Bible To School Day" on Thursday encouraging students to exert their First Amendment right...

James Dobson: Beat Your Dog, Spank Your Kid, Go to Heaven

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

It was a childrearing book. It sat on a bookshelf in our house for months until I couldn't stand the sight of it any more. Finally I got rid of it.

Sympathy for the Christian Bigot

Mark Morford | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
Mark Morford

Do you remember Focus on the Family? James Dobson's famously malicious, anti-everything crew from the Bush years? You might.

No, Megyn Kelly, Mikey Weinstein Is NOT an Atheist

Chris Rodda | Posted 06.30.2014 | Media
Chris Rodda

While I'm sure that people like the Dobsons are thrilled to have someone as influential as yourself to give them a platform for the hatred, bigotry, and lawlessness that they espouse, those of us who believe in true religious freedom find your venomous influence over so many of our fellow Americans to be quite disturbing.

Pentagon to Join in 'One Voice United in Prayer' (On Separate Days in Separate Locations, Depending on Your Religion)

Chris Rodda | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Next Thursday, May 1, is the National Day of Prayer -- that abhorrently unconstitutional congressionally mandated day each year when our government tells us all that we should pray.

Key Christian Conservative Admits Medical Marijuana Has Benefits

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Colorado may have legalized recreational marijuana use, but one prominent Christian conservative says it's only a matter of time before those laws are...

Love By Choice vs. Love By Obligation

Cara Paiuk | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

No one likes to admit it, but there is no such thing as unconditional love. Love occurs under certain conditions, and those conditions can disappear.

Why Divorcing a Family Member Might Be an Act of Unconditional Love

Tamara Star | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

If you want to change the world, if you want to love unconditionally and have compassion for others, that seed must be planted inside of yourself first.

U.S. Air Force Academy -- It Doesn't Get Better

Tom Carpenter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Setting off yet another scandal, the United States Air Force Academy has hired and promoted "ex-gay" cure advocate, Dr. Michael Rosebush, USAFA 1975, as a staff member for the Academy's Center of Character and Leadership Development.

Time to Come Out as People of Faith for Marriage Equality

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Most Christians once opposed the fight for equality for gays and lesbians. Today many Christians and other people of faith are at the forefront of the fight to end discrimination against the gay and lesbian community -- even working to support marriage equality.

Bad News For Focus On The Family

Posted 09.13.2013 | Religion

This fiscal year has been a difficult one for two prominent Colorado Springs ministries, Focus on the Family and NavPress, the publishing arm of evang...

Let's Put the 'Summer' Feeling Back into 'Summer Learning' for Kids

Pam Allyn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

All of our children have the right to a quality education and to learn every month of the year. Let us, this year in 2013, commit to every child across the country that we will bring their passions and interests to life.

A Progressive's Confessional Journey To Focus On The Family

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 06.29.2013 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

My teeth have been among those set on edge by Focus. But I have found that when you keep your eyes open, you may be surprised by what you see. And when you maintain an open mind, you might be astonished by the changes that can take place in your perceptions and opinions.

As Novelist, Focus On The Family Founder, Paints Bleak Future For Families

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 02.10.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Christian conservative leader James Dobson, the founder of the Focus on the Family ministry, has gained a new title: novelist. Working with c...

GOP Rep. Supports Abortion Pill In Cases Of Rape, Incest

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 02.07.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Rep. Amy Stephens — a Colorado Springs Republican who once worked for evangelical powerhouse organi...

Maybe God Is Mad At You, James Dobson

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

When others of your ilk blame gays for extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, I laugh it off, because it is preposterous. But building a link between the Connecticut killings and homosexuality is malicious. I have had my fill of it.

An Open Letter to Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, From a Gay Evangelical

Justin Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin Lee

I still remember the letters Focus sent out to homes across America endorsing that idea if we wanted to become straight, it was just a matter of trusting Jesus. Those letters hurt me. They hurt Christian kids all across this nation.

Anti-Obama Mailer Takes Quote Out Of Context

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

A new mailer attacking President Barack Obama on his supposed religious views is hitting Iowa mailboxes this week, CNN reports. The literature, fun...

Jaweed Kaleem

Changing Focus: Right-Wing Group Focus On The Family Aims To Broaden Goals

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.25.2012 | Religion

Focus on the Family, the former evangelical powerhouse of the Religious Right that was known for its vitriolic campaigns against gay rights, same-sex ...

Maher: 'Is There No Penalty Anymore For Just Being Wrong?'

Posted 10.13.2012 | Comedy

Bill Maher ended Friday's episode of "Real Time" with a rant echoing a common theme throughout this election season: Why are so many high-profile figu...

A Two Party System for World Politics

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Looking forward to the day when the far right nightmare of a global social order looms larger on the horizon of the possible than it does now -- here's a modest proposal for how world politics might be organized during the transition.

WATCH LIVE: The Next Christians

Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion

Jim Daly and Gabe Lyons represent the diversity within American evangelicalism that is lost in coverage of Christian voters and candidates. Gabe Ly...

Christian Radio Host Explains Why Bullying, Homosexuality Are Wrong

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.12.2012 | Gay Voices

Linda Harvey, the conservative Christian radio host who previously warned families about letting children visit gay doctors, has recently released a g...

Christian Group's Anti-Bullying Guidelines May Protect Religious Freedoms At The Expense Of LGBT Students

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.01.2012 | Gay Voices

Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian organization known for its vocal opposition of so-called "homosexual activist groups," has released a ne...