I guess the hate business ain’t what it used to be.
The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based, group, which James Dobson founded in 1977, is projected to end the 2011 fiscal year, on Sept. 30, with a $105 million budget; however, Focus only brought in $90 million to $95 million in donations this year. The organization is responding to the funding reduction with a 7-percent staff reduction.
“God has never promised us a certain budget number,” said Gary Schneeberger, vice president of communications for Focus on the Family (FoF), in a statement. “He’s only called us to spend the money He provides responsibly and to help as many families as possible. That’s what we’ll continue to do.”
In the last 10 years, FoF’s staff has been reduced by more than half. In 2002, FoF had about 1,400 employees; once the layoffs go through, it will have about 650 people on staff.
A Houston Chronicle article concerning the conversions of two women to Islam in a politically charged climate. A brief sample of some of the comments the article received:
“”Converting” to Islam after 9/11 would kind of be like surrendering to our attackers, wouldn’t it? Kind of disgraceful in my opinion. If their parents had died from choking on a bowl of pasta, would they have become Pastafarians?”
“Well, I meant to say all Muslims are NOT radical, but all terrorists have been Muslim.
And I still don’t see these Muslim Americans, or any other of them - fighting and standing up against the radicals”
“When I see a musslim in a store I watch them because I don’t trust any of them. Why would a women want to be a muzzy is beyond me. I will not trade in any store that they work in.”
hahahaha, the part i bolded is so stupid I’m convinced it’s a really great joke.