Breaking news from the Associated Press:
Conservative evangelical leader James Dobson has resigned as chairman of Focus on the Family, but will continue to play a prominent role at the organization he founded more than three decades ago, The Associated Press has learned.The article goes on to note:
Dobson, 72, will continue to host Focus on the Family's flagship radio program, write a monthly newsletter and speak out on moral issues, Daly said.GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano said, “For more than 20 years, James Dobson has used his expansive, well-funded media platform to promote defamatory and false information about the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people,” said Neil G. Giuliano, President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). “As Dobson resigns from his role as chairman, it is important to remember his history of false and defamatory claims about our community. GLAAD urges the media to not allow Dobson to turn today’s news into yet another media platform for him to advance his intolerant divisive attacks on gay and lesbian Americans and their families.” Focus on the Family is a right wing Christian organization based in Colorado Springs, Colo., with a 138 million budget. The organization contributed half a million dollars to the Yes on 8 campaign which took away the right to marry from gay couples in California.