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James Dobson

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Kim Jong-Un supports gay marriage: Did SNL steal this from The Onion?

    Last weekend's Saturday Night Live cold-open featured a somewhat unconvincing Bobby Moynihan playing the adorably chubby supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un. The sketch revolved around the husky dictator's address to the people of NK, announcing a change in policy on two major fronts. The fir ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    The five best metal shows in Denver this month

    January's a monster month for metal in the Mile High City, from Impending Doom tonight at the Marquis Theater to Down at the Summit Music Hall at the end of the month to a couple of killer local bills. If you're a completist, we've got all of this month's shows listed in our concert calendar or if y ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    The five best concerts in Denver this week

    Maybe it's just because we're claustrophobic and get all sorts of anxious being pressed in by tight crowds, but the thought of being trampled seems more than a little unnerving, which is precisely why we always avoid Black Friday. But being trampled by turtles, on the other hand, well, now that just ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Celebrity Santas whose laps we fear to sit on

    ​Aside for obvious problems with suspension of disbelief -- how are we going to pretend Chris "The Birdman" Andersen is Santa when we already know he's The Birdman? -- hiring a celebrity to play Kris Kringle can create a slew of dissonance and mildly disturbing associations, particularly if th ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Focus on the Family takes on critics of its Super Bowl ad: "This is a simple message celebrating life and family"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    What would Jesus toke? Marijuana and Christianity in Colorado

    Could the THC Ministry's Reverend Marks become the next James Dobson?​With medical marijuana taking the state by storm, it was inevitable that Christianity would be added to the mix. That time will apparently come later today: At a state capitol rally, Reverend James Marks of the THC Ministry ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Rob Corry's line-by-line shredding of Senator Chris Romer's medical marijuana bill

    Rob Corry is doing lines. Lots of lines.​Attorney Rob Corry has become the poster-lawyer for the medical marijuana business in Colorado, both through his legal gambits -- like victory in a dispute over the Colorado Board of Health's language switch involving the definition of a medical marijua ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    August 27, 2009
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    July 1, 2009

    Focus on the Family launches more anti-gay tirades

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, December 15 edition

    Rollin', rollin', rollin'. Keep them bloggies rollin'... Today in Cafe Society: • It's getting harder to find deep-fried Twinkies at Wingin' It. • A Milking It review of Lucky Charms with the New Hourglass Marshmallow Charm. • How we get from here to there on Urbanspoon. • Another spoonful ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    The long silence of Matthew Murray's parents

    Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any comments from Ronald or Loretta Murray in the one-year anniversary stories about the church shootings in Arvada and Colorado Springs. But then, the Murrays haven't been eager to talk publicly about the multiple tragedies spawned by their deeply disturbed son M ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, October 24 edition

    Caleb Followill, a King of Leon. Here are some more blogs that really click. Today in Backbeat Online: • A live review of Kings of Leon at the Fillmore Auditorium. Today in Cafe Society: • Tyler Nemkov gets hot and bothered over Sexy Pizza. • Lew Cady shares more Wynkoop Brewing Co. memori ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    June 23, 2008

    The Top Ten Welcome Home Gifts for Ted Haggard

    On June 22, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported that Ted Haggard, who'd been asked to leave his post as chief evangelical at New Life Church in 2006 after admitting to "sexual immorality" in his dealings with Denver masseuse Mike Jones, had returned to his Colorado Springs home after an extended e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Wayne Laugesen Vs. Richard Baker: The Debate

    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 >>

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    March 13, 2008

    More Pieces of the Matthew Murray Puzzle

    "The entire unfolding of these events was a shock for us. Matthew had never expressed a desire for violence toward anybody. We had no idea he had ownership of weapons or any plan." That's Ronald Murray, the neurosurgeon father of New Life Church gunman Matthew Murray, expressing his bewilderment on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Mathew Murray Shooting God’s Plan?

    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 >>

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Party On!

    Give me Libertarians or give me debt! Or even better, Ice T or Mariska Hartigay! It'll be a party, party summer of 2008.

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    "Though there were times when your paper annoyed me and even grated on my nerves, the positive outweighed the negative."

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    November 9, 2006

    On Call

    Mike Jones wasn't the only one to get regular visits from "Art."

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    December 29, 2005

    What Was So Funny?

    We laughed until it hurt in 2005.

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2005

    Midnight Mayhem

    Sid Pink delivers a riot.

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    September 29, 2005

    Storm Watch

    Beating around with Bush in Colorado Springs.

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    September 15, 2005

    Teen Angles

    Young Christians learn that they have nothing to apologize for.

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    June 2, 2005

    Tour de Farce

    You'll have the crime of your life in the Mile High City.

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    May 5, 2005
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    May 5, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 5, 2005

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    May 5, 2005

    Off Limits

    No Balls

  • People & Places

    March 24, 2005

    Best New Job for Bill Owens

    President, Focus on the Family

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Boob Tube

    Janet gave Focus on the Family something to focus on. Too bad.

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Hit Pick

    Against Tomorrow's Sky

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    March 8, 2001

    Off Limits

    Spin city

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    September 28, 2000

    Credit Check

    Can borrowing an idea without fessing up be considered plagiarism?

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    December 31, 1998

    Hall of Shame

    You'd have to go a fur piece to find bigger embarrassments.

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    December 17, 1998
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    October 1, 1998

    Fact or Friction?

    The ex-gay movement has its straight man--but ex-ex-gays may have the last laugh.

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Life of the Party

    Winning the Governor's Mansion could be a religious experience for the GOP.

  • Music

    February 5, 1998
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    November 13, 1997
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    October 16, 1997

    The Killer Inside Him

    The twisted life--and lethal secrets--of Gary Davis.

  • News

    October 9, 1997

    Out of Focus

    Demons continue to haunt the injured ironworker who held up Focus on the Family--as well as his victims.

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    August 21, 1997
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    March 27, 1997
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    March 13, 1997
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    October 17, 1996
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    August 15, 1996
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    September 13, 1995
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    August 16, 1995
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    October 19, 1994

    TALKING TRASH

    SUPPORTERS OF AMENDMENT 16 INCLUDE A TITILLATING COALITION OF PORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS AND DENVER BLUEBLOODS.

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