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(Don’t) Eat, Pray, Hate: Christian Organization Plans 40 Day Fast Against Marriage

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 22
The Family Foundation of Virginia and other anti-gay gay religious organizations around America in an marathon protest against marriage equality that will include 40 days of prayer and fasting.

Christian Right on Newtown Massacre: Blame the Gays

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 19
Ultra-Christian conservatives’ statements about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting have blamed the tragic event on the nation’s acceptance of same-sex marriage and abolition.

Colorado Springs: Gay Life Thrives in Religious Right’s Capital

FAMILY | By Conswella Bennett | Jul 30
Despite the proliferation of Bible-thumping groups like Focus on the Family and The Family Research Institute, Colorado Springs is growing a strong LGBT community.

Focus on the Family: Friendlier to Gays?

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 16
Focus on the Family has long maintained an anti-gay stance. But now some on the right are beginning to question whether FOF might be losing its confrontational edge.

Anti-Gay Leader Ends Radio Broadcasts, Heads for TV

James Dobson made his last radio broadcast Friday for Focus on the Family, the conservative Christian ministry he founded 33 years ago and built into an influential political and social voice.

NCAA yanks Focus on the Family ad amid concerns

NATIONAL | By Eric Gorski | Feb 25
Weeks after scoring a publicity coup with a 30-second Super Bowl ad featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is at the center of another marketing tug-of-war - this time involving the major governing body of college sports.

Former U. of Fla. quarterback sparks controversy with Super Bowl spot

NATIONAL | By Joseph Erbentraut | Jan 27
Tim Tebow and his mother are slated to appear in a Focus on the Family ad that is scheduled to hit the airwaves during the upcoming Super Bowl.

Focus on the Family faces ’serious’ shortfall

NATIONAL | By Eric Gorski | Aug 12
A "serious budget shortfall" at Focus on the Family has prompted the anti-gay Christian group to issue a special fundraising plea, and contributed to a decision to cede control of its contentious "Love Won Out" conferences about homosexuality to another religious organization, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Gay: A Choice? Michigan City Hosts Competing Conferences

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 2
Two versions of the "truth" about homosexuality are slated to come head-to-head in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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