When I showed up for an advance screening of Focus on the Family's documentary, Irreplaceable, about one man's attempt to define what makes a family, I had a knot in my stomach. I was entering hostile territory. See also: James Mhoon on Focus on the Family's new documentary and God's perfect design ... More >>
Only a few hours after the Supreme Court declared Obama's health-insurance mandate constitutional, we spoke with Washington Post columnist and NPR commentator E.J. Dionne, who was at the Aspen Ideas Festival promoting his book, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age ... More >>
Update:In an interview on view below, One Colorado executive director Brad Clark predicted that Dr. Robert Spitzer's repudiation of his own 2001 study, which suggested that gays could be "cured," wouldn't dissuade Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family from continuing to support so-called repara ... More >>
After the Broncos traded Tim Tebow to the Jets, televangelist Pat Robertson accused Denver of treating Tebow shabbily. But a spokesman for Colorado Springs' Focus on the Family, for which Tebow made a 2010 Super Bowl ad, doesn't echo this claim. Instead, he believes the events that led the Broncos t ... More >>
Even though Rick Santorum kinda won the Iowa caucuses, he's a long shot to pass Mitt Romney and become the Republican pick for president. His last chance appears to be a strong showing in South Carolina tomorrow -- one that'll require evangelicals to get behind him (and not sinful Newt Gingrich). To ... More >>
It's good to know that Focus on the Family is still around to provide unintentional comedy when that organization's narrow-minded rhetoric slams head-first into reality. Case in point: On Wednesday during a Senate same-sex marriage hearing, Focus on the Family, represented by senior lobbyist ... More >>
Tim & mom.The 2010 Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mom is the gift that keeps on giving for Focus on the Family. Next month at their convention in Nashville, the National Religious Broadcasters will reportedly name it the year's best -- and why not? The commercial, on view below, ce ... More >>
Tony Perkins.Last week, Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council in Colorado Springs, said that if the United States ends the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military, it could bring back the draft. His reasoning: strapping young recruits won't want to serve next to men and ... More >>
Tim Tebow and his mom.This year, Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family got unprecedented publicity for a Super Bowl ad starring Tim Tebow and his mom. But the attention the soon-to-be-Broncos quarterback brought to the organization didn't attract enough dollars to prevent another round o ... More >>
A CitizenLink graphic gives the two major parties equal time -- kind of.Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family and Focus on the Family Action are not one and the same. The former is a 501(c)(3) founded in 1977 by the Reverend James Dobson to promote family values from a Christian perspect ... More >>
Melissa Fryrear has left Focus on the Family.Yesterday on his TruthWinsOut.org website, Wayne Besen wrote that Focus on the Family's Melissa Fryrear, a former lesbian who frequently appeared at events designed to help transform unhappy homosexuals into heterosexuals, had left the Colorado Spr ... More >>
Dr. James Dobson has a new focus.On Friday, Dr. James Dobson delivered his final broadcast for Focus on the Family. But Focus spokesman Gary Schneeberger waited until today to comment to the public at large about Dobson's long-in-the-works departure from the Colorado Springs-based organizatio ... More >>
Focus on the Family's decision to buy a Super Bowl ad featuring Florida QB Tim Tebow and his mom has generated a gusher of publicity due largely to protests from pro-choice groups presuming the spot will push an anti-abortion agenda. This extended segment from The O'Reilly Factor is a prime example ... More >>
Tim Tebow, in a photo from his Wikipedia page, doesn't pass on Jesus.This year's Super Bowl matchup between Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts and the feel-good New Orleans Saints promises to be among the most watched events of the year -- and that's wonderful news for Colorado Springs-based ... More >>
A Flickr photoJeff Johnsen, the executive director of Mile High Ministries, a collaboration of urban churches in Denver, thinks its time that Evangelical Christians spoke up about immigration. "The way we've worked out our social concern is caring for the poor: helping the homeless, feeding ... More >>
Evangelicals Evangelicals, Holiday Shores, Candy Claws Monday, November 9 The Hi-Dive Better Than: (Sorry about this) The Broncos offense Maybe it's a low blow, but Josh Jones of Evangelicals was responsible for tingling more spines than Brandon Marshall on Monday night, despite the fact th ... More >>
James Dobson will be signing off in February. Sad?Word that Focus on the Family founder James Dobson would stop producing his trademark radio show and cut the cord between him and the organization in February likely spurred cheers among people whose vehicles sport one of those "Focus on Your ... More >>
Focus on the Family president and CEO Jim Daly.The Colorado Springs Gazette's parent company may have declared bankruptcy this week, but the paper's still reporting the big news in its community, including details about layoffs at Springs-based Focus on the Family; 75 jobs, or about 8 percent ... More >>
Focus on the Family's James Dobson."Focus on the Family: Gay People Can Still Be Fixed," a blog published last week, made the point that the Colorado Springs-based, James Dobson-founded evangelical organization continues to hold that homosexual proclivities can be "cured" through therapy desp ... More >>
Focus on the Family's James Dobson.The American Psychiatric Association's rejection of therapy intended to turn gay people straight, announced yesterday, is unlikely to change the views of Focus on the Family, the Colorado Springs-based organization, founded by James Dobson, that's made "reor ... More >>
Focus on the Family's Tom Minnery and Stuart Shepard. James Dobson's February decision to step down as chairman of Focus on the Family doesn't mean the organization is abandoning its ideological agenda. Indeed, his minions are as busy as ever attacking governmental actions that don't represent Focu ... More >>
In late February, Dr. James Dobson announced that he was stepping down as chairman of Focus on the Family -- a decision that prompted questions about whether the Colorado Springs-based organization could survive over the long haul without his hands-on leadership. But while Dobson may not be as invol ... More >>
Our October 24 blog "Protesters Don't Want Focus on the Family's James Dobson in Radio Hall of Fame" told the tale of DumpDobson.com, a website that decried the planned induction of JD in the Chicago-based Museum of Broadcast Communications' National Radio Hall of Fame. These efforts failed, and Dob ... More >>
Nebuchadnezzar: the Obama of Babylonia? You had to figure that the folks at Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family would react to the election of Barack Obama with memorable dismay. After all, Focus on the Family Action, the outfit's lobbying arm, recently published "Letter from 2012 in Obama' ... More >>
Phyllis Schlafly seen in a Focus on the Familiy report. Did anyone really think that Focus on the Family chieftain James Dobson wouldn't back the Republican ticket this fall? Doubt it -- but Dobson managed to keep his name in the press for months pretending to be non-commital while acting as parti ... More >>
Greg Stier is raising an army of adolescents to help save your soul.
A June 17 More Messages blog revolves around a column written by Colorado Springs Independent scribe Rich Tosches about Colorado Springs Gazette editorial page editor Wayne Laugesen. In the piece, an activist accuses Laugesen of insensitivity and more in regard to comments he made in a series of e-m ... More >>
The three consecutive evenings that the Focus on the Family radio broadcast is devoting to the subject of the Matthew Murray shooting rampage is shaping into a fascinating listen – and not just because it’s the first time that the parents, Ronald and Loretta Murray, are speaking publicly about t ... More >>
Is Focus on the Family scold James Dobson's power waning? Doubt it. Plenty of pundits have suggested that religious conservatives won't have as much pull during the 2008 presidential election as they did when it came to the votes that gave us George W. Bush for two four-year terms. Yet potential Rep ... More >>
Wednesday, December 6, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Colorado Springs has a message for James Dobson: Let Ted moo!
Mike Jones wasn't the only one to get regular visits from "Art."
Janet gave Focus on the Family something to focus on. Too bad.
Unitarian minister Joel Miller finds out it's hard to lead the wrong kind of church in southwest Jefferson County
The ex-gay movement has its straight man--but ex-ex-gays may have the last laugh.
Questions about the religious right are this GOP candidate's cross to bear--or is that bare?
A construction worker faces 32 years in prison after a hostage incident at Focus on the Family.
Meet Bill McCartney's good buddy, golfing pal and spiritual partner: Pastor James Ryle.
Demons continue to haunt the injured ironworker who held up Focus on the Family--as well as his victims.
James Dobson issues gender "guidelines" for the country's most popular Bible.
Everything's divine in Arvada, where the GOP has veered sharply to the religious right.
JAMES DOBSON URGES A LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN AGAINST A DPS GAY-HEALTH POSTER.
DEAR EDITOR: THANK YOU FOR HAVING DAVE SHIFLETT TELL HOW THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT CAN INFLUENCE THE MEDIA.
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