James Dobson
Read the latest news about James Dobson, an antigay public figure and proponent of the "ex-gay" movement who established Focus on the Family in the 1970s and launched a radio show after a television appearance in 1978. The internationally syndicated show has been on the radio ever since, airing on 4,000 stations around the world. Aside from establishing Focus on the Family, James Dobson's work also includes founding Love Won Out, a prominent organization that claims to cure gays and lesbians of their homosexuality.
Gay Cadet Slams Air Force Academy's Defense of 'Ex-Gay' Therapist Leading Counseling Program
November 22 2013 2:13 PM ET

Gay Cadet Slams USAFA's Defense of 'Ex-Gay' Therapist

Sunnivie Brydum

The U.S. Air Force Academy claims that gay cadets are safe and welcomed on campus, despite the academy's hiring of a staunch advocate of 'ex-gay' therapy who developed the school's mandatory counseling program.

Focus on the Family's 'Ex-Gay' Figurehead Denounces His Past
April 18 2013 2:47 PM ET

Focus on the Family's 'Ex-Gay' Figurehead Denounces His Past

Lucas Grindley

The man who was once the face of what it means to be "ex-gay" has renounced all reparative therapy.

Colorado House Passes Civil Unions, Gov. Expected to Sign
March 12 2013 12:25 PM ET

Colorado House Passes Civil Unions

Michelle Garcia

The law is scheduled to go into effect May 1.

Al-Qaeda Decries Obama's Support for Marriage Equality
March 01 2013 7:59 PM ET

Al-Qaeda Decries Obama's Support for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The terrorist group's English-language magazine says the U.S. has no values.

Not So Fast: Chick-fil-A Hasn't Ended All Questionable Giving
January 28 2013 6:18 PM ET

Not So Fast: Chick-fil-A's Questionable Giving Isn't Over

Lucas Grindley

The fast food chain is highlighting the fact it stopped giving to a host of antigay groups. But some organizations remain that were considered questionable in the past.

Colorado on the Road to Civil Unions With New Legislature
January 09 2013 5:37 PM ET

Colorado on the Road to Civil Unions

Sunnivie Brydum

With Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, and a supportive governor, Colorado is poised to become the latest state to offer civil unions to same-sex couples, with legislation introduced today.

James Dobson and Co Blame Shooting on Gays and Lack of God
December 18 2012 2:07 PM ET

James Dobson and Co. Blame Shooting on Gays, Lack of God

Sunnivie Brydum

The religious right leader said acceptance of gays contributed to the tragedy, while the likes of Mike Huckabee and Bryan Fischer said it's due to America's abandonment of God.

Marco Rubio Making Robocalls Against Marriage Equality
November 04 2012 2:23 PM ET

Sen. Rubio Joins Anti-Marriage Equality Robocall Campaign

Trudy Ring

Rubio, an up-and-comer in the Republican Party, is participating in the National Organization for Marriage's antigay effort.

Oped The Big Queer Bus Pulls into Focus on the Family
April 18 2012 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Big Queer Bus Pulls into Focus on the Family 

Advocate Contributors

Post-James Dobson, Focus on the Family is meeting with groups that don’t share their viewpoints.

Opponents of Marriage Equality Think Their Marriage is Stable
April 16 2012 2:37 PM ET

Superiority Complex? Right-Wingers Say Their Marriages Aren't Threatened

Josh Hinkle

A new study this month reports that many opponents of marriage equality believe their marriage will be unaffected by same-sex weddings. It's other people's marriages they're worried about.

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