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Focus On The Family, Government-Sponsored Religion, James Dobson, Religious Right Research

Today is the congressionally mandated National Day of Prayer (NDP), and despite a recent federal court decision ruling the day unconstitutional, it must still go on.

A few weeks ago, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb of the Western District of Wisconsin ruled that the 1952 statute mandating a national day of prayer was unconstitutional because it’s sole purpose “is […] Read More

Focus On The Family, James Dobson, Religious Right Research

Bust out your radios, kiddies, because Dr. James Dobson has returned to the airwaves.

You might recall that Dobson, founder of the Religious Right powerhouse Focus on the Family (FOF), announced last year that he planned to retire from the group and cease his daily radio broadcasts.

Not long after that, Dobson announced that he wasn’t really retiring. He […] Read More

Focus On The Family, James Dobson, Religious Right Research

Told ya so!

Back in April, when Religious Right bigwig James Dobson announced his “retirement” from Focus on the Family, Americans United was skeptical. We pointed out that while Dobson was giving up some managerial duties, he still planned to broadcast over the radio, issue monthly letters to supporters and hand out political endorsements. It didn’t look like much was […] Read More

Elections, James Dobson

As the new year turns, most Americans make pretty conventional resolutions: I will lose enough weight to fit back into my skinny jeans, I’m going to finally assemble the IKEA bookshelf that’s been collecting dust in my basement, this season I’m going to play kickball — and I’m going to be good.

Our resolutions […] Read More

James Dobson, Pat Robertson

As part of my morning routine here at Americans United, I tune into both Pat Robertson’s 700 Club and James Dobson’s Focus on the Family radio broadcast whenever the church-state debate takes center stage with the mainstream media.

With Stupak, the Catholic bishops’ health-care amendment, moving in Congress, we figured Religious Right leaders would be using […] Read More

Focus On The Family, James Dobson, Religious Right Research

James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family (FOF), is not a happy camper these days.

“What is happening in Washington right now is my greatest nightmare,” Dobson said during a recent radio broadcast. He opined that everything he has worked on for 25 years is “coming apart…. It’s unbelievable what’s taking place.”

In separate remarks while accepting an award […] Read More

American Family Association, Don Wildmon, Family Research Council, Focus On The Family, James Dobson, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

I’m back from the Religious Right Bizarro World that is the “Values Voter Summit.” As always, it was quite an experience.

I’ll have a full report on the event in the October Church & State, but I wanted to share some things I learned at the Summit with you today:

* Be As Partisan As You Want To Be: I’m […] Read More

Don Wildmon, James Dobson, Lou Sheldon, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

It is hardly a secret that the Religious Right helped elect President George W. Bush and exercised extraordinary influence with his administration. But if we need more evidence, it’s just been put on the table.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government (CREW) has just released a report tallying visits to the Bush White House by major Religious Right […] Read More

Focus On The Family, James Dobson, Religious Right Research

A few months ago, it seemed Focus on the Family may have been coming around to – dare I say it? – a refreshingly moderate outlook.

Jim Daly recently took over president and chief executive responsibilities from James Dobson, the founder of the Religious Right outfit.

Back in June, while visiting Washington to participate in President Barack Obama’s White House […] Read More

American Center for Law and Justice, American Family Association, Don Wildmon, Family Research Council, Focus On The Family, James Dobson, Jay Sekulow, Jerry Falwell Sr, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

I don’t know what kind of Supreme Court justice Sonya Sotomayor will turn out to be.

My hope is that she’s much in the vein as the man she will probably replace – David H. Souter.

But although I’m uncertain about Sotomayor’s views on separation of church and state, there’s one thing I know for sure: She deserves a fair […] Read More

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