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Focus on the Family uses arguments from ‘torture memos’ author to blast Obama recess appointments

By | 01.06.12 | 7:01 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

CitizenLink, the Focus on the Family Christian news site based in Colorado Springs, Colo., weighed in Thursday on the latest political controversy winging out of Washington, D.C. The site reported that, in using “recess appointments” to fill three seats on the National Labor Relations Board and to place Richard Cordray More…

NARAL report claims some Massachusetts CPCs mislead

By | 11.14.11 | 2:16 pm

In an ongoing project to shine more light on pregnancy centers that counsel women out of having abortions -– commonly known as “crisis pregnancy centers,” or CPCs –- NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Massachusetts affiliate has uncovered evidence that CPCs throughout the Bay State have, in some cases, provided women with More…

Social cons fear harassment in wake of west coast disclosure ruling

By | 10.26.11 | 1:26 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Focus on the Family news outlet CitizenLink on Monday posted a dire summary of a recent court ruling that rejected an attempt to protect the identities of donors to the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 campaign. The CitizenLink story echoes the fears of intimidation and harassment from “gay activists” and “the More…

Anti-gay rights Christian groups fear harassment after California disclosure ruling

By | 10.25.11 | 4:07 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Focus on the Family news outlet CitizenLink on Monday posted a dire summary of a recent court ruling that rejected an attempt to protect the identities of donors to the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 campaign. The CitizenLink story echoes the fears of intimidation and harassment from “gay activists” and “the More…

Palmetto federally funded abstinence curriculum used inaccuracies in line with guidelines

By | 10.05.11 | 11:51 am

UPDATE: Oct. 6 Amended with a correction.

A new congressional proposal to funnel federal grant money from sex-education programs that instruct in pregnancy and STI-preventive measures into abstinence-only curriculum evokes memories of a similar federally-mandated initiative that emerged during the Bush administration.

Care Net, national network of crisis pregnancy centers, to hold Orlando conference

By | 09.28.11 | 2:47 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Care Net, an organization that manages a nationwide network of crisis pregnancy centers, is kicking off a three-day conference in Orlando.

According to Care Net‘s website, the organization stresses a commitment to helping women “facing unplanned pregnancies” and aims to persuade those women to choose More…

Ethical questions remain over federal funds received by Iowa FRC affiliate

By | 09.28.11 | 1:05 pm

The Iowa Family Policy Center, a division of The Family Leader, did not comply with federal-grant protocol when it relinquished the last year of federal funding it received for a controversial marriage-counseling program, according to documents obtained by The American Independent under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 

How abstinence-only education player Palmetto Family Council acquired and spent federal funds

By | 09.27.11 | 4:09 pm

Image by: Matt MahurinWhile Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been criticized by some of his opponents, mainly Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, for a failed 2007 attempt to mandate (with an opt-out provision) HPV vaccinations for pre-teens, he has a defender in Oran P. Smith, president of South Carolina’s More…

DADT repeal throws DOMA under spotlight

By | 09.20.11 | 5:52 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

While gay soldiers and veterans in Colorado react today with a mix of joy and relief that the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy barring them from serving openly has been repealed, Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family continues to express concerns. The Christian-right group’s political-action news outlet, CitizenLink, More…

For 2nd year in a row, Focus on the Family not getting enough donations to make budget

By | 09.19.11 | 1:08 pm

Image by Matt MahurinInfluential conservative social policy group Focus on the Family announced Friday it will eliminate about 50 jobs due to a significant drop in donations that has led to a $15 million budget shortfall, as the Denver Post initially reported.