Good News (and Bad News)28 February, 2009
Focus on Fascism the Family, on of the most intolerant voices of the religious right, has retired (from the AP):
The Associated Press has learned that James Dobson has resigned as chairman of the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family (make that Focus on Fascism).
Jim Daly, president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based ministry, said Friday that Dobson will continue to host the organization’s flagship radio program and speak out on moral issues (Damn. We will keep hearing from him and his misogynistic, racist, homophobic, hyper-right-wing ‘morality’).
The departure of the 72-year-old Dobson as board chairman is part of a succession plan. He founded the group in 1977 (which, coincidentally, is about when the religious right decided America should be a theocracy).
Dobson began relinquishing control of the group six years ago by stepping down as president and CEO (and stepping up his rabid rantings).
The good news? We might hear less of Dobson’s religious right brand of intolerance — at least at the political level; the radio idiocy will continue. The bad news? Those hoping to take his place as the voice of the Christian radicals are trying to out-conservative and out-intolerant each other.