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Focus on the Family

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Focus on the Family
President:Jim Daly[1]
Year created:1977
Website:Official website
Focus on the Family (FOTF, or FotF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with an evangelical focus. It was founded in 1977 by James Dobson. It is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[2] Focus on the Family is one of a number of evangelical parachurch organizations that rose to prominence in the 1980s. In 2008, it supported Proposition 8 in California.[3]

A component of the American Christian right, it is active in promoting interdenominational work toward its views on social conservative public policy. The organization describes itself as "dedicated to nurturing and defending families worldwide" and protecting family values.[2] Some of the core promotional activities of the organization include a daily radio broadcast by Dobson and his colleagues, providing free resources and family counseling according to Focus on the Family views, and publishing a variety of magazines, videos, and audio recordings.[2]

Focus on the Family has an affiliated 501(c)(4) organization called CitizenLink, which changed its name from Focus on the Family Action in 2010.[4]

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