Focus on the Family

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    WWJD? Who Would Jesus Deport? Evangelical Leaders, Including a Santa Ana Preacher, Weigh In With Political Statement

    More than 150 evangelical leaders, including one of our very own right here in Orange County, have signed on to a statement calling for what they say is a righteous solution to immigration reform. The "Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform" calls for a bipartisan policy that " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    The 10 Greatest Journalism Stories EVER

    ​Reporter Conor Friedersdorf got quite a bit of media play last month for his roundup of the best journalism stories he heard, watched or read in 2009. Really interesting list, but what none of write-ups mentioned is that Friedersdorf is an OC native, raised in Newport Beach (if I remember correct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Prop 8 Testimony Cited as "Ex-Gay" Materials Sent to High School Students

    ​Report cards aren't the only thing they gave out at a Maryland county's high schools recently. The Washington Post reports that Montgomery County high schools distributed fliers from Parents & Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays Seeking Tolerance for All (PFOX).The fliers included the following mes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Howard Ahmanson Jr. Only the Second Biggest Hater

    Gustavo's pal Howard F. Ahmanson Jr. just missed the top spot on the Dishonor Roll published online by Californians Against Hate. The Knights of Columbus of New Haven, Conn., gave $1.425 million to the campaign for the same-sex-marriage-barring Prop. 8, while Howie only ponied up $1.395 million.Hey, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    But What About the Same-Sex Marriage Officiants?

    It's time for everyone to stop, take a breath and think about the people who will really be screwed should Prop. 8 pass. These are, of course, the wedding officiators who perform same-sex marriages and have now gone public with their "fervent opposition" to the California voter initiative that would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    OC Fundie Funder Gives Money to Wacky Reeps, Homo-Haters--And Lou Correa?!

    The most influential Orange County man you've never heard of is undoubtedly Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr., heir to the Home Savings (remember that bank?) fortune. He rarely makes public appearances due to suffering from Tourette's Syndrome, but that hasn't stopped him from giving millions of dollars away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Crazy Christians Trash Schuller on National Day of Prayer

    Today is the National Day of Prayer, a chance for America's most-oppressed people—Christians—to ignore the Nazarene's advice and insist the world see them pray. Heading the affair is Shirley Dobson, wife of Focus on the Family overlord James Dobson. To plug the event, Shirley appeared on the Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    When Your Candidate is Decimated, What's One to Do?

    Spin, of course! And that's exactly what Hugh Hewitt is doing. Despite his book boy Mitt Romney getting slammed tonight from the moderate wing by John McCain and by the right via the suddenly resurgent Mike Huckabee, Baby Hewie continues to insist there's hope for Mitt. All he can muster is that R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007

    Monday's Headlines. No Surprises: More Ex-Gay Action in Irvine

    More ex-gay Irvine action: Over the weekend, the devil snuck into Irvine and the mainstream media said nary a word. On Saturday, Focus on the Family's homosexuality-quashing Love Won Out conference came to Mariners Church (the event was interestingly categorized under "MarinerScare" on the church we ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 9, 2007


    'Homosexuality is unnatural, defined by the Bible as a sin and is unhealty physically, mentally and socially for those who choose to live that lifestyle'

  • Features

    July 26, 2007

    The Closet and the Cross

    Three decades ago, Michael Bussee helped found the mammoth ex-gay ministry Exodus International. Now, he’s one of the movement's biggest critics

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    Rev. Lou makes the Top 10

    Writing at, the online version of Alexander Cockburn's political newsletter, Robert Boston compiles a list of the Top 10 Power Brokers of the Religious Right. Boston used "publicly available financial data and political prominence" to rank his collection of polyester Savonarolas (S ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 2, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Something About Mexicans
    Its time we had a conversation with Gustavo Arellano

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    Aborting Their Own

    OC conservatives say a San Diego publisher has hijacked the anti-abortion movement

  • Columns

    February 3, 2005

    The Envelopes, Please

    For your drooling pleasure, OCs sexiest people!

  • Columns

    January 27, 2005
  • Food

    March 4, 2004

    You Want Christ With That?

    Chick-fil-A sticks God in the deep fryer

  • Film

    February 26, 2004

    The Backlash Passion

    A Messianic Meller for Our Time

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Corporate Vulture

    Philip Anschutz tries to thread his way into heaven

  • Columns

    August 15, 2002

    Capitol Idea!

    Commie Girl in Sacramento

  • Culture

    August 19, 1999

    Dear Reverend Lou Sheldon

    A love letter, of sorts

  • Columns

    March 25, 1999
  • Columns

    January 21, 1999

    Look What the Cats Dragged In

    Animal rights, A Civil Action and other teenage drivel