Anti-gay religious organization Focus on the Family is having financial problems. EdgeBoston.com reports:
A “serious budget shortfall” at Focus on the Family has prompted the anti-gay Christian group to issue a special fundraising plea, and contributed to a decision to cede control of its contentious “Love Won Out” conferences about homosexuality to another religious organization, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Focus on the Family, founded by child psychologist James Dobson, is on pace to fall $6 million short of a $138 million budget for the fiscal year that began last October, spokesman Gary Schneeberger said.
It seems Focus on the Family has been too busy fuckin’ with the gays that they’ve created a situation that makes it difficult to focus on their own damn family. Last fall, Focus on the Family had to eliminate 200 jobs – jobs that fed and clothed 200 heterosexual “christian” families.
In February, ColoradoIndependent.com reported:
Focus on the Family gave $727,250 in cash and services to the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 campaign in California, according to records released by the California secretary of state, including a $100,000 check in late October, just days before the evangelical media empire announced it planned to lay off nearly 20 percent of its employees.
And if that wasn’t enough wasted cash . . .
Altogether, donations supporting Proposition 8 from Focus on the Family, one of its major benefactors and an offshoot lobbying organization totaled more than $1.251 million — just shy of the $1.275 million contributed by ProtectMarriage.com’s largest donor, the Knights of Columbus, the Connecticut-based political arm of the Catholic Church. In addition to $727,250 reported by Focus on the Family, major backer and board member Elsa Prince, the billionaire heiress of Holland, Mich., donated $450,000 to ProtectMarriage.com in two cash chunks and the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council, a Christian-right lobbying organization spun off from Focus on the Family and founded in part by Prince’s foundation, chipped in $74,400.
If a mother spends almost $2million on campaigns designed to fuck with the gay family next door – $500,000 of which went to help ban gay marriage – then comes begging you for money to help feed her own family, how would feel about that mother?