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October 7, 2005 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
They call because they feel afraid and alone, and because the voice on the radio is kind. My husband is addicted to gambling. My sixth-grader refuses to study. My aunt is an alcoholic. My daughter hears voices. A cousin molested me when I was a boy. "My son talks so ugly. Today he said, 'stupid mommy.' It breaks my heart, and I don't know what to do." A sob escapes the young mother on the line. "I know he's a busy man, but I was wondering, would it be possible for me to ask Dr.
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July 21, 2008 | From the Associated Press
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.
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October 10, 2005
Re "A Voice That Carries," about evangelical psychologist James C. Dobson, Oct. 7 If you've got to give evangelicals such prominence in Column One stories, at least be responsible and omit their damaging and false theories on overcoming homosexuality through prayer and discipline. GEORGE BRAUCKMAN Glassell Park
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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?
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July 21, 2008 | From the Associated Press
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.
OPINION
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?
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November 2, 1995 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
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.
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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.
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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.
OPINION
October 10, 2005
Re "A Voice That Carries," about evangelical psychologist James C. Dobson, Oct. 7 If you've got to give evangelicals such prominence in Column One stories, at least be responsible and omit their damaging and false theories on overcoming homosexuality through prayer and discipline. GEORGE BRAUCKMAN Glassell Park
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October 7, 2005 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
They call because they feel afraid and alone, and because the voice on the radio is kind. My husband is addicted to gambling. My sixth-grader refuses to study. My aunt is an alcoholic. My daughter hears voices. A cousin molested me when I was a boy. "My son talks so ugly. Today he said, 'stupid mommy.' It breaks my heart, and I don't know what to do." A sob escapes the young mother on the line. "I know he's a busy man, but I was wondering, would it be possible for me to ask Dr.
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November 2, 1995 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
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.
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May 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
James C. Dobson, a prominent Christian leader, said he would not vote for Republican presidential candidate Rudolph W. Giuliani under any circumstances because Giuliani supported abortion rights and had been married three times. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, a Christian evangelical group based in Colorado Springs, said the former New York mayor was not suited for the White House. Dobson said he would be willing to sit out the 2008 election if Giuliani was the Republican nominee.
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November 8, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Citing a lack of time, Focus on the Family founder James C. Dobson withdrew from the team overseeing counseling for the Rev. Ted Haggard, the evangelical pastor embroiled in a scandal involving a male prostitute and illegal drugs. "Emotionally and spiritually, I wanted to be of help -- but the reality is, I don't have the time to devote to such a critical responsibility," Dobson said in Colorado Springs.
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