(CNN) - James Dobson, evangelical leader of the Christian ministry Focus on the Family, has stepped down as board chairman, he announced Friday.
During a meeting with employees, Dobson, 72, said the move means he will no longer be involved with the administrative side of the ministry, according to spokesman Gary Schneeberger.
But Dobson's public role isn't expected to change. He'll still appear on his daily radio broadcast and as an advocate for socially conservative issues, Schneeberger said.
Let me guess, the conservative right realized he owed back taxes.
It's no surprise to hear that a 72-year old is retiring. Focus on the Family has been losing funding since last summer and could use some fresh blood to help the organization shift gears. I'm glad to hear that he is still going to be voicing his valuable opinion.
GOOD! The Christian Right will crumble!!
GOD blesses ALL NATIONs and ALL PEOPLEs! NO MATTER their RACE, ETHNICITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SOCIAL STATUS, ETC.
AND Jesus WAS/IS A LIBERAL..........
Dobson is hate. He needs to disappear completely.
Good. What a creep.
It's too bad he will still spew his hate filled rhetoric to socially stunted morons, but mean never goes away easily. When he finally does go there will be some other hate monger to take his place.
James Dobson ROCKS!
So wise, so concerned about our families~
Dobson who(cares). Evangelical christians have a few screws missing, maybe more than a few. The air has seemed cleaner since I buried my catholic faith.
When he meets his maker "there will be a lot 'splanin' to do Lucy"
This man has set the cause of Christianity back 50 yrs by his implications that only good christians are conservative. If you look thru the Bible and see what Jesus did, no one could say Jesus was conservative.
Dobson just thinks he is a king-maker.....a Jerry Falwell wannabe...who is by the way probaly trying to get into heaven.
Here's to you Dobson.....you NUTJOB!!!!!!!!
Was he caught tapping his foot in an airport bathroom?
Jindal lied in his Katrina story...it never happened.
Good bye and good ridance!
He'll leave counting the money to others, but the bigotry will continue.
keep stepping down! a few more steps and you'll be in hell with the others!
Good, he was an idiot!
Too bad he'll still be around. Rarely has one person used religion more effectively to create divisional poison, foster anti-intellectualism, and in general reduce the level of religious debate to mindless zealotry.
Thanks, focus on the family, for the cynical political maneuvering that has given us the hatefully manufactured right wing nut dogma on gay marriage, abortion, homosexuality, the widely discredited abstinence doctrine, and best of all, the sheer idiocy of "intelligent design".
This a prophet of BAAL. Remember that he prayed and asked his god to bring torrential run the day of Obama's acceptance speech at the convention? It didn't run that day and this prophet and his followers worship Baal instead of God. That's why he is stepping down because his god didn't help him.
Oh, he's focused on the Family alright...he's had a telescopic sight on it for years.
At least with Bristol Palin, he finally found an unwed mother he like.
another old, rich, white dude looking out for us.
It sounds like he is being investigated for something.
Can you take Obama with you?
He's destroying the U.S. and the libs are cheering him on.
new leader for the republican party..