Friday, February 26, 2010

Dr. James Dobson Steps Aside

It is funny to see Focus on the Family trying to save face after a less than smooth last few months in their relationship with James Dobson.

Dr. James C. Dobson, founder and chairman emeritus of the board for Focus on the Family, is stepping down today (Friday), 33 years after he began the organization that has helped countless families. Focus has paid tribute to its founder on its daily radio broadcast all week.

"As many people know," said Jim Daly, current president and CEO of Focus, "this week marks the completion of a transition period that probably started more than 10 years ago. ... It's an amazing testimony, these past 33 years, how many people have been touched by Dr. Dobson and the ministry of Focus on the Family."

Dobson will begin a new ministry endeavor called Family Talk, with its first radio broadcast, "Family Talk With Dr. James Dobson," on May 3.

Focus on the Family will continue in the tracks laid down by Dr. Dobson. "The pillars will remain the same," said Tom Minnery, senior vice president of public policy and government affairs. "Our devotion to the notion that life is sacred, to the notion that marriage is one man and one woman, those will never change." Neither will Focus' history of standing in the gap for hurting families around the world. It will continue "Helping Families Thrive" in the manner established by Dr. Dobson. Focus on the Family can be reached at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).

1 comment:

Mired_in_Grimpen said...

The CEO of Focus On The Family Jim Daly forced James Dobson out of his own ministry last year after Doctor specifically said he would continue doing the radio broadcasts. The animosity between these two men is priceless, especially in a so called "ministry". Doctor's new radio show will put a BIG hurt on Focus On The Family donations in 2010. I love it!