Focus on the Family denied allegations by a high-profile ally that its founder, Dr. James Dobson, was “pushed” out of his 33-year-old radio program as part of the ministry’s alleged effort to become more acceptable to mainstream society.
Rev. Ken Hutcherson, a well-known pro-life and traditional-marriage advocate in the Pacific Northwest, asserted in a WND column that the Colorado Springs-based ministry has a “new focus; an image change designed to make them accepted and well-liked rather than standing for righteousness in an unrighteous society.”
Hutcherson – senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Wash., and a former NFL linebacker – said as far as he knows, he’s the only one who has talked to “both sides” about the decision to end Dobson’s tenure with the radio program – referring to Dobson and Jim Daly, who took over as CEO and president in 2005 and now presides over the board of directors.
Hutcherson, who frequently finds himself in the middle of public controversy as an opponent of homosexual activism, organized a “Mayday for Marriage” rally in Seattle in 2004 that drew 20,000 participants and spearheaded a similar event in Washington, D.C., later that year that attracted 140,000. He also is known for his occasional calls on-air to talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh, a personal friend.
Dobson, Hutcherson wrote, “is too gracious to ask the question, but someone has to, so I will: Why is he off the air at Focus on the Family when he and his son are starting their own radio program elsewhere so he can remain on the air?”
Read More: By Art Moore, WorldNetDaily
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