I will be the first to say that Focus on the Family has been responsible for some substantial contributions to our culture most notably the Truth Project.
Having said that I have been extremely disappointed to witness Focus compromising on the most vital social/moral issues of our time in the name of political pragmatism.
Former president James Dobson recently admitted losing the culture war.
Dobson admitted that the “ban on partial birth abortion” that he initially applauded “does not save a single human life” in spite of the fact that the pro-life and pro-family industry, including Focus, raised a quarter of a billion dollars fundraising off it.
Dobson promised he would never vote for anybody who would ever support any level of abortion and then reneged on his solemn pledge by endorsing pro-choice for states John McCain for President.
Dobson called the man who single-handedly instituted (illegally) sodomy “marriage” and signed into law $50 co-pay tax-funded elective surgical abortion on demand (Mitt Romney) a man who “pro-family voters could support.”
Focus’ Tom Minnery claimed that there is a biblical basis for supporting candidates who are the “lesser of two evils” even if they support abortion or homosexual “marriage.”
And now here in Colorado in less than 60 days, voters will go to the polls to vote on Amendment 62 which would end baby killing in our state by enshrining into our state Constitution that “… the term ‘person’ shall apply to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.”
And I have not heard America’s largest Christian pro-family organization (located in Colorado Springs Colorado by the way) utter a word of support for a constitutional amendment in their own state which would end child murder.
Now I know that Dr. Dobson personally signed the petition to support Personhood and that President of Focus, Jim Daly, has supposedly stated that he and Focus plan on endorsing Personhood and that they would be “sending out an e-mail” to their donors at some point to show their support.
But I would hope that the leading Christian pro-family organization in the country would do more than talk about “sending out an e-mail” to their donors.
What could be more important right now for Focus to be focusing on?
I’m sorry but is there a more pressing issue for Focus right now than getting behind a Constitutional Amendment that would end child murder where it all began?
Who could be a more susceptible member of any family than a baby in the womb?
I would hope that in the 2 months preceding the vote on Amendment 62, that Focus would not only endorse Personhood but they would join and help lead the battle.
Leading abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood are spending millions to defeat Amendment 62 and Focus could easily help raise the necessary awareness and money to help ensure passage.
If I were Jim Daly I would not cover anything other than Amendment 62 from now until the election building awareness, educating and raising the necessary money to ensure victory at the polls.
I can’t imagine Amendment 62 being defeated if Focus leveraged its vast resources, infrastructure, donor base and listeners to get behind it.
If I were Jim Daly, I would argue that Focus on the Family exists first and foremost to protect families especially the most innocent and defenseless members of the natural human family…babies in the womb and that nothing could be more important to Focus than doing everything humanly possible to help pass Amendment 62 as the first of many Personhood Amendments in states across the country.
I know that Focus and Jim Daly believe that Christians should be heavily involved in public policy. I just heard Mr. Daly say so on the radio last week during an interview with former Senator Rick Santorum.
I ask you Jim Daly, what more important “public policy” battle could there possibly be than taking a lead role here in your home state of Colorado to end child murder?
Hoping and praying Daly/Focus join the battle in helping to end the shedding of innocent blood…
I know one thing for sure, if Amendment 62 is defeated, it will, in large part be due to Focus’ lack of support.
To whom much is given, much will be required…