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 >>
Does God exist and, if so, has he provided humanity with a perfect design for family structure? James Mhoon thinks so. As vice president of Content Development and Integration for the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family, he leads the organization's charge to spread the word about the importan ... More >>
Denver blog posts can take the heat. Purple Row's Jay Tymkovich on the Rockies' power outage since Troy Tulowitzki's been on the shelf. Colorado Pols: Will a former Focus on the Family staffer be the GOP choice to challenge Senator Mark Udall in 2014? Big Media: Personhood USA disappointed that M ... More >>
Yesterday in this space, we noted that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder may not have time to weigh in on Colorado marijuana laws because of two mushrooming scandals -- one of them involving reports that the Internal Revenue Service placed extra scrutiny on Tea Party groups seeking nonprofit status. ... More >>
Dr. Robert Spitzer's decision to repudiate his own study supporting reparative therapy -- in essence, a "cure" for being gay -- fired up disagreements in our post between Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton and One Colorado's Brad Clark, as well as folks analyzing their views. Here's a provocative e ... 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 >>
Denver blog posts have the power. Our office doesn't. Denver Stiffs' Jeffrey Morton on Danilo Gallinari's hope to get back on the court for the Nuggets by Monday. And not a moment too soon. The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic taste-tests the so-called "religious freedom" ballot initiative back ... More >>
Rev. Mike Morran.At 10 a.m. on Sunday, First Unitarian Denver and seven other Unitarian Universalist congregations will hold services at an unlikely venue: the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol building. The goal, says First Unitarian Denver Reverend Mike Morran, is to affirm family va ... 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 >>
Video below.Tim Tebow's book Through My Eyes is filled with stories about faith, football, faith, family and faith, in that order -- and he's promoting it with the same kind of pumped-up enthusiasm that marks his play. He's already appeared on an extended segment of Sean Hannity's Fox News pr ... More >>
Are gays and porn really two of the biggest issues in the upcoming Colorado Springs municipal elections? According to Focus on the Family, they are. As noted by the Colorado Springs Gazette, FOTF has assembled a candidate survey in advance of the April 5 vote -- and three of its eight questi ... 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 >>
Local bread bag and holy sandwich.A cameo on the red-hot-high-school-musical-dark-comedy-Jane-Lynch-extravaganza Glee is nothing to sneeze at, even if that cameo involves nothing more than a glimpse of an unexceptional bread wrapper. That's why Boulder animation studio Mighty Fudge is all atw ... More >>
In a post yesterday, GLBT Center's Hope Wisneski discussed the recent rash of gay teen suicides without attacking Focus on the Family, which recently criticized pro-gay anti-bullying programs as anti-Christian. But while Focus hasn't fanned flames since the national media picked up the suicid ... More >>
Five recent high-profile suicides of gay teens have pushed this issue into the press mere weeks after Focus on the Family derided school anti-bullying programs promoting the so-called gay agenda. But Hope Wisneski, deputy executive director of the Colorado's GLBT Community Center, would rathe ... More >>
Candi Cushman.Of late, Focus on the Family has been presenting its kinder, gentler side, via venues like Tim Tebow's Super Bowl ad. But this week, the organization dove back into the culture wars, declaring that anti-bullying programs presented by outfits like the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Ed ... More >>
We begin a new week of Denver blog roundups with these three contestants... Roundball Mining Company's Jeremy tries to explain the contradictions in the latest Carmelo Anthony rumors. His conclusion: Melo wants out, but he's laying low to avoid coming across like a puppet master. 5280's Mic ... 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 >>
To sell their anti-abortion pro-(one)-choice message, Focus on the Family will have to follow one of these three successful Super Bowl commercial formulas... See two more options below!
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 >>
In the name of J.D., not necessarily J.C.Our daily homage to local bloggage. Focus on the Family is spreading its hate in Maine. 5280's on the case. Rep. Jared Polis is speaking out against the what he calls a "sweep of terror" being done on illegal immigrants, Colorado Independent reports. ... 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 >>
Back when punks were punks....Set the Waybac Machine for the Carter administration.... Today in Backbeat Online: • Denver punk reunion (1978-1988) changes venues. • Otis Taylor's latest record earns praise in Spin. • Q.Burse returns with Lenny Lenn-directed video "The Puzzle." • John ... 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 >>
Would you like to sniff the cork? Today in Cafe Society: • Grapes and grilling tonight at Strings. • Guess where I'm drinking? • Martini Ranch and Hiccups III dry up. • And the new, New York Times restaurant critic is... • Tonight's shochu dinner at Elway's Cherry Creek could be th ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyYou'll love these Meeses to pieces. Hotter than July? Or exactly as hot as July? Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night's Show: Meese at Twist & Shout. • DJ Vajra announces new project, offers free mix for download. • Flier of the Week: Get Down at Beta Friday, July ... 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 >>
Get baked. Today in Cafe Society: • Gateaux giving back. • Wine and cheese...and green chile? • Satchel's Market bags some special meals. • Up Close: Bones. Today in Backbeat Online: • Jewell Tyme Music tapped for Denver Nuggets pre-game show in April. • Epilogues SXSW tour diary. • ... More >>
We're carving up the mountains of the Colorogosphere in search of hidden trails that we can... ah, screw this metaphor. Here are a bunch of links. Send us more.Colorado Republicans: Coming to a Facebook page near you. (Face the State)If you stumbled on this while surfing the web for a new job, well. ... More >>
On the Rocks. Reading is blog-a-rific. Today in Backbeat Online: • Five things to do at Red Rocks besides see a concert. • A free Low Budget Soul download. • Pee Pee will back Nellie McKay this Saturday before hibernating for the winter. Today in Cafe Society: • This beer gauge helps you ... More >>
Summertime -- and the blog-readin' is easy. In Demver, Jared Jacang Maher provides a visual tour of what he terms the "protest cage" -- the area outside the Pepsi Center where DNC demonstrators will be allowed to exercise their free-speech rights while safely encased in chain link. The Constitution ... More >>
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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 >>
Colorado Springs has a message for James Dobson: Let Ted moo!
We laughed until it hurt in 2005.
Comedy returns to Aspen.
Janet gave Focus on the Family something to focus on. Too bad.
A construction worker faces 32 years in prison after a hostage incident at Focus on the Family.
Demons continue to haunt the injured ironworker who held up Focus on the Family--as well as his victims.
JAMES DOBSON URGES A LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN AGAINST A DPS GAY-HEALTH POSTER.