James Dobson Resigns as Focus on the Family Chairman

News & Politics

Today, James Dobson told Focus on the Family’s 950 employees that he was stepping down as chairman of the organization he founded more than three decades ago. The move is part of “a succession plan� to relinquish control over the group. Dobson will, however, “continue to host Focus on the Family’s flagship radio program, write a monthly newsletter and speak out on moral issues.� The group has been suffering from financial troubles after spending $600,000 to defeat marriage equality in California, recently laying off more than 200 staffers.

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