Posts Tagged ‘James Dobson’

Religion and politics, Religious Right Research

Should religion be politicized? Polls show that the vast majority of Americans don’t think so.

Unfortunately, an aggressive contingent of Religious Right activists disagrees.

In a recent issue of the Pentecostal magazine Charisma, charismatic religious leaders offered their vision of life for the church in 2020. Some had “visions” that would be a nightmare for the rest of […] Read More

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

Health Care Reform

“We could do today what we couldn’t do yesterday,” stated George Daley, a researcher at Children’s Hospital in Boston, in response to yesterday’s clearance from the Obama administration for scientists to begin using new lines of human embryonic stem cells in federally funded experiments.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has approved approximately $21 million for […] 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

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

Government-Sponsored Religion, James Dobson, Religion in Public Life

Hang on to your pews, flock. I’m about to preach some.

Turn in your Bibles to the Book of Matthew, Chapter 6. Now sit tight while I explain my sudden interest in exegesis.

This morning I opened my Washington Times to find an article about President Barack Obama’s decision not to schedule a formal prayer service at the […] Read More

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