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2 years 6 months ago

Civil unions bill hits close to home

The ongoing debate over gay marriage and civil unions is hitting close to home for one Springs family. She's the daughter of same-sex partners- who have been together for 25 years- and she's calling for action from our legislators. But, her cries for equality are just as loud as conservative...

2 years 6 months ago

Colorado closer to legalizing civil unions

Colorado is one step closer to legalizing civil unions for same sex couples. Earlier tonight the House finance committee gave Senate Bill 2 approval: the second of three hurdles before the bill reaches the full House for a vote. The bill would grant same sex couples inheritance rights, parental...

3 years 3 months ago

Gay rights group pressuring businesses

DENVER (AP) - A gay rights group is trying to pressure businesses to sever links to organizations like Focus on the Family over allegations the organizations promote anti-gay hate groups. Focus vice president Gary Schneeberger says retailers should not take political stands. According to the Denver Post, gay...

4 years 1 day ago

Marriage on the decline

"I do" is becoming "I don't want to." New numbers from the Pew Research Center show a decline in marriage. They say about half of American adults are married, but in 1960 that number was closer to three-fourths; and views of the family are changing too. "Americans still...

4 years 2 months ago

Focus says gay groups pushing school agendas

The Colorado Springs-based Christian group Focus on the Family is accusing national gay advocacy groups of using bullying-prevention initiatives at schools to introduce the viewpoint that homosexuality is normal. Focus on the Family education expert Candi Cushman told The Denver Post that the Christian group supports bullying prevention but...

4 years 3 months ago

Focus on the Family will run ads on Broncos games

Focus on the Family will run statewide ads during Denver Broncos games for the first time this season. The Colorado Springs-based family-counseling ministry attracted a lot of attention by running an ad during the Super Bowl featuring Tim Tebow, now a Broncos' rookie quarterback. Focus vice president Gary Schneeberger...

4 years 3 months ago

Focus on the Family lays off 110 employees

Focus on the Family has laid off 110 workers, leaving the conservative Christian group with about 750 employees. Focus spokesman Gary Schneeberger said Monday that 15 managers, including two senior executives, were among the layoffs. Most laid-off workers will still be on the payroll until Aug. 20. The...

4 years 7 months ago

Panel discussion on homosexuality well attended

Nearly 500 people come to Vanguard Church Monday night for a panel discussion on homosexuality. The discussion begins with six people sharing their personal stories about their struggles with sexual orientation, and the lives they lead now. The panel includes: Jayson Graves, counselor at Vanguard Church; Dara Hoffman, psychotherapist;...

4 years 8 months ago

NCAA yanks Focus on the Family ad

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has yanked a Focus on the Family ad from one of its Web sites. Bob Williams, an NCAA spokesman, said Wednesday the move came after some faculty and athletic directors expressed concerns that the Focus on the Family stance against gay relationships conflicted with...

4 years 8 months ago

Focus ad pulled

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has yanked a Focus on the Family ad from one of its Web sites. Bob Williams, an NCAA spokesman, said Wednesday the move came after some faculty and athletic directors expressed concerns that the Focus on the Family stance against gay relationships conflicted with...

4 years 10 months ago

Focus on the Family plans Super Bowl ad

Focus on the Family plans to air a 30-second television ad during the Super Bowl Feb. 7 featuring Florida quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. The Colorado Springs-based ministry describes the ad airing before and during the game as "life- and family affirming." Focus spokesman Gary Schneeberger said...

4 years 10 months ago

Dr. Dobson's next move

Dr. James Dobson won't be retiring when he leaves Focus on the Family in February. He's announced on his Facebook page and a webpage that he's starting a new venture. Here's part of that announcement: This is the first announcement of a brand new 30 minute daily radio program...

4 years 11 months ago

Is it "holiday" or Christmas shopping?

The holiday shopping season is here. Or is it Christmas shopping? Focus on the Family is starting its own campaign to remind retailers to call it Christmas. The Christian group says it bothers them when stories nix Christmas for what they call "more generic terms." The "Stand for...

5 years 2 months ago

Focus on the Family to announce job cuts

Focus on the Family plans to announce job cuts and staffing changes today. A spokesperson says the non profit organization, one of the largest employers in Colorado Springs, will provide specifics this afternoon. Last November the Christian organization cut nearly 150 positions and eliminated four magazines.

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