There's been quite a lot written about the shameful passage of Proposition 8 in California, but it's now being reported that James Dobson's ministry, Focus on the Family, which spent well over half a million dollars fighting to take away the right of homosexuals to marry, is being forced to lay off 202 of it's employees.
In all, Focus pumped $539,000 in cash and another $83,000 worth of non-monetary support into the measure to overturn a California Supreme Court ruling that allowed gays and lesbians to marry in that state.
We have obtained exclusive video footage of Dobson addressing the controversy. Take a look.
The truth is, spreading hate and intolerance is a business just like anything else. And in business, sometimes you're forced to make tough choices.
I'm sure the fine Christian soldiers who were fired are thrilled to be martyrs for the cause. When their children ask them why there aren't any Christmas presents this year, they can proudly tell them it's because God wants to keep gay people from being married.
When the clerk at the unemployment office asks them why they were let go, they can say because marriage is between a man and a woman.
And I'm sure that all the donors to Focus on the Family are proud that Dobson and company's "focus" was forcing their definition of "family" on everyone else, rather than taking care of actual families.