James Dobson Resigns

James Dobson, the founder and chair of Focus on the Family (the uber-right wing religious organization) has announced his retirement.

Dobson’s resignation as board chairman “lessens his administrative burden” and is the latest step in a succession plan, the group said. Dobson began relinquishing control six years ago by stepping down as president and CEO.

“One of the common errors of founder-presidents is to hold to the reins of leadership too long, thereby preventing the next generation from being prepared for executive authority,” Dobson said in a statement. “… Though letting go is difficult after three decades of intensive labor, it is the wise thing to do.”

Hmmm…I wonder if this has something to do with it:

Dobson has a devoted following. His radio broadcast reaches an estimated 1.5 million U.S. listeners daily. Yet critics say his influence is waning, pointing to evangelicals pushing to broaden the movement’s agenda beyond abortion, gay marriage and other issues Dobson views as most vital.

Nah.  The whole FotF women are chattel who should not work and who should submit fully to their husbands is something any woman aspires to, right?  I wouldn’t hold your breath on that next generation thing.

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3 thoughts on “James Dobson Resigns

  1. Organized religion is like psoriasis. Irritating, serves no useful function and should be treated before it turns you into a lizard.

  2. “At the same time, Focus officials have acknowledged difficulties in raising money from younger families critical to its future. The economy also has hurt. Last fall Focus on the Family eliminated more than 200 staff positions, its largest employee cutbacks ever.”

    I imagine some of those employees must have had families? That would be ironic.

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