James Dobson

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Rick and Kay Warren Bitch-Slap Prominent Christian Commentator about AIDS

    ​It's rare that we ever offer kind words about Saddleback Church's Rick Warren--scratch that, I do believe this is the first time EVER we'll ever offer kind words about Purpose-Driven® Rick. But we praise the good 'round here, and that's exactly what Warren and his wife, Kay, have done in taking ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 14, 2011


    [Trendzilla] The hipster shoemaker is involved with the reprehensible Focus On the Family

  • 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 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

    December 17, 2008

    The Purpose Driven Knife in the Back of Obama's Gay Supporters

    Perhaps for not going so hard on Barack Obama in last summer's Saddleback presidential forum, the Lake Forest mega-church's pastor, Rick Warren (right), will deliver the invocation at the president-elect's swearing-in ceremony Jan. 20, reports CNN. Warren did not make a public endorsement in the rac ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 29, 2008
  • 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 6, 2008

    Baby Hewie Reveals Himself as a Party Hack (Big Surpise Edition)

    Throughout his radio show yesterday, Hugh Hewitt kept emphasizing that true conservatives despised John McCain, that true conservatives must vote for Mitt Romney. He repeatedly cited the examples of Rush Limbaugh and James Dobson, who insisted they'd never vote for McCain. To stick to one's principl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Can Someone Please Tell Hugh Hewitt...

    ...that his attempted branding of James Dobson's diatribe against John McCain as the "Dobson Declaration" smacks of lame Churchillian aspirations? Gracias.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2007

    The Mark of The Beast

    The Beast, the alt paper that howls at the world from the wintry, chicken wing-splattered wasteland that is Buffalo, now has the 2006 version of its always entertaining 50 Most Loathsome People in America online. The list of the loathsome features those you might expect (Bush, James Dobson, Ryan Se ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2005

    A Most Taxing Situation

    Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration P.O. Box 589 Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044-0589 Dear TIGfTA: How goes the number crunching, amigo. Say, just wanted to drop you a line about something I read recently about you folks at the IRS coming down hard on the former Rector Geor ... More >>

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Why We Fall

    Getting healed with Jee-sus and Gospel Duck at the Anaheim Convention Center

  • Columns

    January 27, 2005
  • 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

  • Culture

    August 19, 1999

    Dear Reverend Lou Sheldon

    A love letter, of sorts

  • Columns

    April 15, 1999
  • Columns

    March 25, 1999