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Protesting pair
arrested at Dobson headquarters

Protesting pair
arrested at Dobson headquarters

Two people were arrested and charged with trespassing at the Focus on the Family headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Saturday morning following a demonstration by Soulforce activists. Christopher Hubble and Leigh Lyon of Denver were part of the group that walked onto the Focus on the Family property and participated in a silent prayer vigil. The demonstration, called Focus on the Facts, ended in the recitation of antigay remarks made by Dobson over the years.

Hubble and Lyon refused to leave the property without meeting Dobson. They planned to ask him to stop gay bashing.

"The goal of this direct action campaign of civil disobedience is not to embarrass or shame Dr. Dobson but to open his heart," Hubble said in a statement. "I sincerely hope that this 'nonviolent conversation' will persuade him and his associates to finally end their partisan campaign of untruthful rhetoric which causes so much suffering for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people."

Lyon added that she encourages Dobson to stop using derogatory words because so much gay bashing results in suicide and religious alienation. "I want to see this end, and I am here to say, 'No more,'" she said in the statement. "God loves us all." (The Advocate)

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