July 21, 2008 |
Conservative Christian leader James C. Dobson has softened his stance against Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, saying he could reverse his position and endorse the Arizona senator. "I never thought I would hear myself saying this," Dobson said in a radio broadcast to air today. " . . . While I am not endorsing Sen. John McCain, the possibility is there that I might." Dobson and other evangelical leaders increasingly are taking a lesser-of-two-evils approach to the 2008 race.
September 30, 2006
Re "Tactic Uses Pulpits to Power the GOP," Sept. 23 So All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena is under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service over a visiting minister daring to cast doubt on the validity of the Iraq war? Meanwhile, Focus on the Family founder James C. Dobson and others are openly encouraging thousands of churches to use their pulpits on behalf of the social conservative agenda. This would include voter guides, registration drives, slanted sermons and more. I wonder how many of these churches the IRS will investigate?
November 2, 1995 |
From his 46-acre Rocky Mountains headquarters, where the air is pure and the alpine panoramas are dazzling, James C. Dobson believes he has a clear view of the gathering cultural storm on the nation's horizon. From Hollywood in the West to Washington in the East, Dobson sees traditional values and families under assault. Gratuitous sex and unspeakable violence saturate motion pictures and television. Gangsta rap puts it to music.
June 19, 2008
Focus on the Family: An article about the first full day of same-sex marriage in California in Wednesday's Section A referred to the head of Focus on the Family as the Rev. James C. Dobson. Dobson is not a clergyman. He has a PhD from the University of Southern California.
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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.
May 21, 1985
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, declaring that pornography has "radically changed" since a presidential commission proposed repealing most laws against it 15 years ago, named an 11-member panel to recommend ways to control the sexually explicit material. In particular, pornography has begun to place "more and more emphasis on extreme violence," Meese told reporters at a Washington news conference. Californians on the 11-member commission include James C.