The Gay and
Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) released a
statement Friday in response to the news that James Dobson
and the Focus on the Family ministry have been voted
into the Radio Hall of Fame.
years James Dobson has used his expansive, well-funded media
platform to perpetuate false and misleading information
which contribute to putting gay and lesbian families
in harm's way," GLAAD President Neil G.
Giuliano said in a press release.
Focus on the Family, an evangelical faith-based
organization that strongly opposes LGBT civil rights, in
urges the media to scrutinize and shed light on
Dobson's record of inaccurate claims about
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and
include an in-depth analysis of his distorted and defamatory
statements," Giuliano said.
Dobson and Focus
on the Family won in the category of "a broadcaster
who has made at least a 20-year contribution to the
radio industry and has distinguished him/herself at
the local and/or regional level." (The