Contrary to most reports, one prominent evangelical thinks that iconic evangelical James Dobson was pushed out of Focus on the Family, the conservative group he founded, because he no longer squared with the image the group was trying to project.
Ken Hutcherson, who leads the Antioch Bible megachurch in Kirkland, Wash. and is a friend of Dobson, wrote an article for World Net Daily in which he says he “knows” that Focus on the Family’s board of directors forced Dobson out of his radio show because they wanted to take a new, less divisive direction.
Hutcherson argues that Dobson, who is starting a new radio venture with his son, “did not want to stop his voice from being heard over the airway after turning over leadership to the new team.”
Dobson has been phased out of the organization’s everyday operations since 2003. He resigned his position as Chairman of Focus on the Family in February, 2009, but continued to do his radio show until February of 2010.