I'm thinking God would vote against this bailout.

Well, isn't that special. James Dobson's hate group, "Focus on the Family," announced yesterday that it will cut more than 20% of its workforce. A prior round of layoffs occurred just two months ago.

The Colorado Springs "ministry" only recently pumped over $500k into efforts to ban gay marriage in California. In addition to opposing gay and reproductive rights, Focus on the Family also promotes "abstinence only" programs and markets evangelical Christian books, DVDs and CDs espousing these views.

In one of Dobson's books, Bringing Up Boys, he discusses how to 'make your child not be gay:'
Meanwhile, the boy's father has to do his part. He needs to mirror and affirm his son's maleness. He can play rough-and-tumble games with his son, in ways that are decidedly different from the games he would play with a little girl. He can help his son learn to throw and catch a ball. He can teach him to pound a square wooden peg into a square hole in a pegboard. He can even take his son with him into the shower, where the boy cannot help but notice that Dad has a penis, just like his, only bigger. -- James Dobson

So...Jesus ministered to the poor, the meek and the downtrodden. His teachings were based on a love thy neighbor philosophy, right?

James Dobson calls himself a "minister." His main "focus," however, seems to be denying basic civil rights to a large group of people. Oh, and making sure boys can hammer a square peg into a square hole...among other the disturbingly ridiculous things mentioned above.

If I was a member of his congregation, I'd be pissed. Spending over half a million dollars to propagate hate against a group of human beings who only want the same civil rights afforded to the rest of the population? Who want to be able to visit their loved one in the hospital? Who want peace of mind knowing that should they die, their mate will be financially secure?

I'd be pissed that instead of following Jesus' lead, my boss was bleeding cash to inflict pain and suffering on my fellow man and woman.

Focus on the Family, my ass.

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