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April 7, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Christian broadcaster James C. Dobson says he has given more than $600,000 in proceeds from videotaped copies of his execution-eve interview last year with serial murderer Ted Bundy to anti-pornography organizations, including $200,000 to a new group in the Los Angeles area.
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February 28, 2009 | Nicholas Riccardi and DeeDee Correll
James Dobson is stepping down as chairman of Focus on the Family, the conservative religious group announced Friday -- a change that comes as the political movement Dobson has long embodied has been torn by questions over its direction and priorities. Dobson, 72, will continue to broadcast his popular radio show, write books and newsletters, speak out on family issues and retain a prominent role at the Colorado Springs-based group that he founded in 1977.
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September 4, 1997 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If our family goes flailing down the slippery slope of compulsive gambling, I won't blame James Dobson--even though it was after listening to his cassette tapes that we first broke out the poker cards. Likewise, if our family remains strong and relatively vice-free (by Los Angeles standards, anyway), I won't give the credit to Dobson--although I have come to appreciate his efforts more than I'd be comfortable acknowledging to most of my city-slick friends and relations.
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September 11, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Focus on the Family Chairman James Dobson has been cleared of accusations that he endangered his organization's nonprofit status by endorsing Republican candidates in 2004, an Internal Revenue Service audit found. The IRS said Dobson, an influential child psychologist who backed President Bush's reelection bid, was acting as an individual and not on behalf of the conservative Christian ministry when endorsing politicians.
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August 21, 1990
James C. Dobson, who founded the Christian media empire Focus on the Family, has been hospitalized after suffering what officials of his organization called a "mild to moderate" heart attack. Paul L. Hetrick, vice president of the nonprofit, Pomona-based Focus on the Family, said Dobson, 54, will remain at a Pasadena hospital for tests until the end of the week. Dobson, who regularly plays basketball with friends, experienced chest pains during a game and drove himself to the hospital.
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March 25, 1995 | JOHN DART
A few years ago, Campus Crusade for Christ and Focus on the Family moved all or most of their independent ministries out of Southern California to less expensive locations, such as Orlando, Fla., and Colorado Springs, Colo. Likewise, the domestic operations of World Vision will relocate from Monrovia to the Seattle-Tacoma area late this summer. But the Adventist Media Center, the radio and television arm of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, recently spurned offers from seven other U.S.
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February 12, 2006 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family teaches that gays and lesbians lead dangerous and deviant lifestyles. The ministry has long lobbied against recognizing same-sex couples as spouses or parents. So it came as a surprise to political analysts -- and to gay and lesbian activists -- when Focus on the Family endorsed a bill this month that would give same-sex couples in Colorado some of the same rights as heterosexual spouses.
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June 15, 1990 | MIKE WARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Focus on the Family, which was founded by psychologist James Dobson 13 years ago to promote Christian family values and has grown into a $63-million-a-year media empire, announced Thursday that it has outgrown its headquarters in Pomona and plans to move to Colorado Springs, Colo. Dobson, the organization's president, said the move is contingent on the sale of its property in Pomona, but the move could occur 18 months to two years after the sale.
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July 20, 1996 | From Religion News Service
As the presidential campaign season heats up, the two biggest players in conservative Christian politics--the Christian Coalition and Focus on the Family--appear increasingly at odds. Both profess unyielding commitment to the "pro-family" cause, for which abortion remains the marquee issue. But public differences over how best to achieve the religious right's goals are growing as the GOP's San Diego convention nears.
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December 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family says it is withdrawing its funds from Wells Fargo because of the bank's support of gay groups. "Focus on the Family has elected to end its banking relationship with Wells Fargo, motivated primarily by the bank's ongoing efforts to advance the radical homosexual agenda," says a statement on the Focus website dated Thursday and attributed to Focus President and Chief Executive Jim Daly.
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February 12, 2006 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family teaches that gays and lesbians lead dangerous and deviant lifestyles. The ministry has long lobbied against recognizing same-sex couples as spouses or parents. So it came as a surprise to political analysts -- and to gay and lesbian activists -- when Focus on the Family endorsed a bill this month that would give same-sex couples in Colorado some of the same rights as heterosexual spouses.
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December 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family says it is withdrawing its funds from Wells Fargo because of the bank's support of gay groups. "Focus on the Family has elected to end its banking relationship with Wells Fargo, motivated primarily by the bank's ongoing efforts to advance the radical homosexual agenda," says a statement on the Focus website dated Thursday and attributed to Focus President and Chief Executive Jim Daly.
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May 10, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
More than 25 years after starting an evangelical ministry in Arcadia that has won a worldwide audience in the millions and has an annual budget of $130 million, James Dobson is about to start easing out of his day job. The founder of Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family will resign as president and chief executive Thursday. He will hand over management duties to former Christian Coalition leader and Reagan Cabinet member Donald P. Hodel.
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August 1, 1998 | Associated Press
A religious group has organized in Colorado to counter political messages from the so-called religious right. The Rev. Michael Carrier, a Presbyterian minister, said the Christian, Jewish and Muslim founders of the state's Interfaith Alliance aim to monitor and counter groups "who use religion as a weapon to push an extreme partisan agenda." The group, patterned after the national Interfaith Alliance, has no money, no office and no staff.
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September 4, 1997 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If our family goes flailing down the slippery slope of compulsive gambling, I won't blame James Dobson--even though it was after listening to his cassette tapes that we first broke out the poker cards. Likewise, if our family remains strong and relatively vice-free (by Los Angeles standards, anyway), I won't give the credit to Dobson--although I have come to appreciate his efforts more than I'd be comfortable acknowledging to most of my city-slick friends and relations.
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July 20, 1996 | From Religion News Service
As the presidential campaign season heats up, the two biggest players in conservative Christian politics--the Christian Coalition and Focus on the Family--appear increasingly at odds. Both profess unyielding commitment to the "pro-family" cause, for which abortion remains the marquee issue. But public differences over how best to achieve the religious right's goals are growing as the GOP's San Diego convention nears.
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December 19, 1992 | From Associated Press
When President Bush spoke to a group of conservative state legislators from around the country this fall, he made one side trip. Bush went to a refurbished bank building to talk on a radio program that was beamed to thousands of radio stations nationwide, part of a network established Focus on the Family, an organization founded by James Dobson. Bush's visit underscored the significance of Colorado Springs' role in the family values movement.
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June 25, 1991 | MIKE WARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were a hit team on Christian radio: James Dobson, folksy psychologist, dispensing advice on everything from bed-wetting to the Bible, and Gil Moegerle, the sidekick, feeding him questions. But their parting was bitter: Moegerle sued in 1988, claiming that Dobson and his powerful Pomona-based Christian media empire, Focus on the Family, had invaded Moegerle's privacy and harmed him financially and emotionally.
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March 25, 1995 | JOHN DART
A few years ago, Campus Crusade for Christ and Focus on the Family moved all or most of their independent ministries out of Southern California to less expensive locations, such as Orlando, Fla., and Colorado Springs, Colo. Likewise, the domestic operations of World Vision will relocate from Monrovia to the Seattle-Tacoma area late this summer. But the Adventist Media Center, the radio and television arm of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, recently spurned offers from seven other U.S.
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December 19, 1992 | From Associated Press
When President Bush spoke to a group of conservative state legislators from around the country this fall, he made one side trip. Bush went to a refurbished bank building to talk on a radio program that was beamed to thousands of radio stations nationwide, part of a network established Focus on the Family, an organization founded by James Dobson. Bush's visit underscored the significance of Colorado Springs' role in the family values movement.
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