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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:29 AM

Focus on the Family head takes conciliatory tone after election

Focus on the Family head takes conciliatory tone after election


As the head of Focus on the Family, Jim Daly might be considered one of the nation's leading culture warriors — a title that certainly applied to his predecessor, James Dobson, who founded the organization and built it into a powerhouse of the conservative evangelical movement.

And, to be sure, Daly threw the considerable resources of his organization — which fiercely opposes abortion and same-sex marriage — behind the campaign to defeat President Obama, paying for millions of mailers that listed the presidential candidates' positions on issues that were important to “values voters.”

In the aftermath of the election, however, Daly is willing to say things that few conservative evangelical leaders are likely to say. He believes, for instance, that the Christian right lost the fight against same-sex marriage in four states in part because it is on the losing side of a cultural paradigm. He says the evangelical community should have been considering immigration reform years ago, “but we were led more by political-think than church-think.”


http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-focus-family-jim-daly-20121109,0,230022.story

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Reply Focus on the Family head takes conciliatory tone after election (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 OP
Nika Nov 2012 #1
Lint Head Nov 2012 #2
Panasonic Nov 2012 #9
pennylane100 Nov 2012 #3
Permanut Nov 2012 #4
LeftofObama Nov 2012 #5
kelliekat44 Nov 2012 #6
SubgeniusHasSlack Nov 2012 #7
Panasonic Nov 2012 #8

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:44 AM

1. They are going to continue to lose whrn they deny rights to people like marriage they should have

regardless of the couple's gender. They marginalize themselves, and only have themselves to blame for their woes in trying to fight for unreasonable and oppressive results.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:49 AM

2. Too late Jim. You will be on the wrong side until you atone for yours sins against

your fellow man in the afterlife. You don't get to turn around and say, oh well. Focus on the Family is simply trying to keep from getting hammered financially and losing viewers of their TV ministry and radio ministry. It's just too profitable and "Greed for God" is what it's all about for them. Money is their God. Fox is losing viewers and the evangelicals make millions using the damnation of hell to cause fear in their flock. They can't afford to lose any of the flock they fleece on a daily basis. The numbers are on the side of progressives and numbers equal dollars.

If Jim really believes in Jesus he better start asking for forgiveness for the bigotry, racism and hate Focus on the Family has spread since their inception.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:28 AM

9. Hell, I want Gov. Hickenlooper to enact a new tax (from the Democratic Legislature in 2013)

 

against Focus on the Family - give them an option - accept a raise of 55% in taxation or get the fuck off El Paso County and take the damn signs with you and move to Bumfuck, Wyoming - where no-one cares.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:25 AM

3. If we think, for one moment, that this is some kind of sincere gesture to find a middle ground,

we will pay a price for our stupidity. There is not common ground between an organization like Focus on the Family and the majority of the democratic party. Women's control of their own bodies and the right to marry the partner of your choice are winning issues and we should not listen to a conciliatory tone, we should have only one message to these types, it is our way or the highway. This election give us the right to say that.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:43 AM

4. Fungus on the Family..

Thanks for the alert on this, Liberal, this organization has been spreading hate since 1977; if my arithmetic is right, that's 35 years of hate. A "conciliatory tone" is his kneejerk response to the election, and a pathetic, pusilanimous and pale imitation of anything that would be truly positive for society.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:45 AM

5. LOL!

"Fungus on the Family"

I am SO stealing that!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:53 AM

6. This is who these people are and they won't change. They don't want to change!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:26 AM

7. Now Irrelevant

 

Ignore

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:26 AM

8. I want the assholes OUT of my state.

 

Into a permanent residence in Bumfuck, Wyoming - where nobody cares.

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