‘I Think Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed!’
I hadn’t paid much attention to the shrinking role of James Dobson at Focus on the Family — he’d been on the way out for a while — but TPM’s follow-up with the would-be whistleblower of this story, Kenneth Hutcherson of Antioch Bible church, is worth reading. As is Hutcherson’s angry column that sparked this round of arguments about whether, post-Dobson, Focus on the Family is going too soft.
A great example of the products currently coming out of the new Focus on the Family is the Tim Tebow ad during the Super Bowl. It said nothing. What a great opportunity that was to promote the pro-life position by revealing what abortion really is. But I guess they didn’t want to offend the world and wanted to make sure everyone loved them.
The current emphasis at Focus is on being loved and understood. I have read the entire Bible from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21 – and while it says, “The truth shall set you free,” nowhere does it say, “Sensitivity shall set you free.” What set the Focus board free to take Dr. Dobson off the air?
Focus on the Family is helping Dobson and his son launch a new radio show, starting in May.