More layoffs at Focus on the Family

  • swimbikerun

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    Nov 18, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    "UPDATE: Focus on the Family announced this afternoon that 202 jobs will be cut companywide — more than 20 percent of its workforce. Initial reports bring the total number of remaining employees to around 950.
    Focus on the Family is poised to announce major layoffs to its Colorado Springs-based ministry and media empire today. The cutbacks come just weeks after the group pumped more than half a million dollars into the successful effort to pass a gay-marriage ban in California."
    http://coloradoindependent.com/15287/after-pumping-money-into-prop-8-focus-on-the-family-announcing-layoffs
    Oh sweet delicious tears of hunger! Let me lick them from your crying hypocritical eyes! So so bittersweet! Yum!
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    Nov 18, 2008 3:19 AM GMT
    Your post just made my day! I'd be waiting outside their offices with busted boxes saying "What now, bitches!?"
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    Nov 18, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    good news for those 202. The KKK is hiring.
  • swimbikerun

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    Nov 18, 2008 3:25 AM GMT
    ericsantamaria saidYour post just made my day! I'd be waiting outside their offices with busted boxes saying "What now, bitches!?"
    Awww thanks! Yeah me too! I'd love to collect their hungry tears, freeze them into ice cubes and put them into a lovely cocktail.
    "Mmmm, how does irony taste? From here, quite delicious!"

    Seriously, what a bunch of fucktards. "Gays can't marry in California and we're out of work. Everybody wins!"
  • cowboyathlete

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    Nov 18, 2008 3:37 AM GMT
    If God is good, they will have to meet with a black lesbian when they apply for unemployment benefits!
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    Nov 18, 2008 3:38 AM GMT
    cowboyathlete saidIf God is good, they will have to meet with a black lesbian when they apply for unemployment benefits!

    LOL!
    "No honey, you filled out the form incorrectly again. Yes, I know this is the twentieth time...you want benefits or not?"
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    Nov 18, 2008 3:45 AM GMT
    swimbikerun said
    cowboyathlete saidIf God is good, they will have to meet with a black lesbian when they apply for unemployment benefits!

    LOL!
    "No honey, you filled out the form incorrectly again. Yes, I know this is the twentieth time...you want benefits or not?"
    LMAO
  • DCEric

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    Nov 18, 2008 3:47 AM GMT
    As they say at fark: FAIL
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    Nov 18, 2008 3:50 AM GMT
    swimbikerun said
    cowboyathlete saidIf God is good, they will have to meet with a black lesbian when they apply for unemployment benefits!

    LOL!
    "No honey, you filled out the form incorrectly again. Yes, I know this is the twentieth time...you want benefits or not?"


    LOVE IT!
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    Nov 18, 2008 3:50 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidgood news for those 202. The KKK is hiring.


    WTHeck? That's just wrong. Maybe we all could take lessons from these people and realize that sometimes a sacrifice has to be made in order to achieve certain goals that we hold so dear to our hearts. Perhaps if gays in Cali were demonstrating their points of view for gay marriage in a way that these people worked in order to ban it then marriage would still be an option. What is it worth to everyone that is complaining to get off their rears and actually do something about it? They did and I bet if you ask the ones being laid off they would say it was worth it. Of course I am totally for gay rights and gay marriage but it seems most gays think it should be handed to them without effort. Hummm maybe if we spent less time posting our thoughts in gay forums and spent more time expressing ourselves outside of our comfort zone things would change.
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    Nov 18, 2008 3:54 AM GMT
    Yeah those conservative Christians look so cute and heart-warming when they work together to take away our rights ^_^
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    Nov 18, 2008 4:02 AM GMT
    "This is the third year that Focus has laid off employees due to budget cuts."

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    Nov 18, 2008 4:06 AM GMT
    Chizzad said
    MunchingZombie saidgood news for those 202. The KKK is hiring.


    WTHeck? That's just wrong. Maybe we all could take lessons from these people and realize that sometimes a sacrifice has to be made in order to achieve certain goals that we hold so dear to our hearts. Perhaps if gays in Cali were demonstrating their points of view for gay marriage in a way that these people worked in order to ban it then marriage would still be an option. What is it worth to everyone that is complaining to get off their rears and actually do something about it? They did and I bet if you ask the ones being laid off they would say it was worth it. Of course I am totally for gay rights and gay marriage but it seems most gays think it should be handed to them without effort. Hummm maybe if we spent less time posting our thoughts in gay forums and spent more time expressing ourselves outside of our comfort zone things would change.


    You are telling that to the wrong person. But have you no sense of schadenfreude?
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    Nov 18, 2008 4:08 AM GMT
    This isn't just about the economy. Focus on the Family's donor base is older than other evangelical groups. Truth is, they're dying off.
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    Nov 18, 2008 4:17 AM GMT
    Only thing that sucks is that now the contributions of the working homos will have to pay into their unemployment benefits.
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    Nov 18, 2008 4:18 AM GMT
    Chizzad saidOf course I am totally for gay rights and gay marriage but it seems most gays think it should be handed to them without effort.


    What the fuck?!?!
  • cowboyathlete

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    Nov 18, 2008 4:27 AM GMT
    SinNombre saidOnly thing that sucks is that now the contributions of the working homos will have to pay into their unemployment benefits.
    And black lesbians will be the ones to process their applications (high fives all around).
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    Nov 18, 2008 4:35 AM GMT
    jprichva saidThis isn't just about the economy. Focus on the Family's donor base is older than other evangelical groups. Truth is, they're dying off.

    Hopefully they won't be suckered into leaving them endowments
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    Nov 18, 2008 4:39 AM GMT
    Oh, to bad.

    Such a tragedy.

    SIC.

    Golly, I remember a religious saying (I"m a non-believer), something like:
    "GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS!!!" LOL. Take that Mo Fo's!!!

    Bless their hearts.
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    Nov 18, 2008 4:40 AM GMT
    Chizzad said
    MunchingZombie saidgood news for those 202. The KKK is hiring.


    WTHeck? That's just wrong. Maybe we all could take lessons from these people and realize that sometimes a sacrifice has to be made in order to achieve certain goals that we hold so dear to our hearts. Perhaps if gays in Cali were demonstrating their points of view for gay marriage in a way that these people worked in order to ban it then marriage would still be an option. What is it worth to everyone that is complaining to get off their rears and actually do something about it? They did and I bet if you ask the ones being laid off they would say it was worth it. Of course I am totally for gay rights and gay marriage but it seems most gays think it should be handed to them without effort. Hummm maybe if we spent less time posting our thoughts in gay forums and spent more time expressing ourselves outside of our comfort zone things would change.


    I seem to remember quite a few lies coming from the Yes on 8 people... does that mean we need to start lying to get equal rights now? And here I thought we needed to take the moral high ground.
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    Nov 18, 2008 4:50 AM GMT
    GwgTrunks said
    Chizzad said
    MunchingZombie saidgood news for those 202. The KKK is hiring.


    WTHeck? That's just wrong. Maybe we all could take lessons from these people and realize that sometimes a sacrifice has to be made in order to achieve certain goals that we hold so dear to our hearts. Perhaps if gays in Cali were demonstrating their points of view for gay marriage in a way that these people worked in order to ban it then marriage would still be an option. What is it worth to everyone that is complaining to get off their rears and actually do something about it? They did and I bet if you ask the ones being laid off they would say it was worth it. Of course I am totally for gay rights and gay marriage but it seems most gays think it should be handed to them without effort. Hummm maybe if we spent less time posting our thoughts in gay forums and spent more time expressing ourselves outside of our comfort zone things would change.


    I seem to remember quite a few lies coming from the Yes on 8 people... does that mean we need to start lying to get equal rights now? And here I thought we needed to take the moral high ground.


    Well MZ has a point. There are alleged ties between the KKK, David Duke, the FRC and the Foucus on the Family groups.

    "Four years ago, Perkins addressed the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), America's premier white supremacist organization...in 1996 Perkins paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke $82,000 for his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was the campaign manager for a Republican candidate for the US Senate in Louisiana. The Federal Election Commission fined the campaign Perkins ran $3,000 for attempting to hide the money paid to Duke."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Research_Council
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    Nov 18, 2008 5:23 AM GMT
    What bothers me the most is the business jargon used to describe FotF. These people are making a business out of forcing their views onto others through religion. There's few things that piss me off more than people making a profit from someone's faith.
  • Abe13

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    Nov 18, 2008 5:54 AM GMT
    I feel sorry for those that lost thier jobs, and my thoughts are with them. But I have no sympathy for the company itself. It did something very cruel and non-christian to the gays in California. So the company makes me mad, but I do feel sorry for those that lost thier jobs. It is a bad time to be unemployed
  • GoodPup

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    Nov 18, 2008 6:37 AM GMT
    Chizzad said
    MunchingZombie saidgood news for those 202. The KKK is hiring.


    WTHeck? That's just wrong. Maybe we all could take lessons from these people and realize that sometimes a sacrifice has to be made in order to achieve certain goals that we hold so dear to our hearts. Perhaps if gays in Cali were demonstrating their points of view for gay marriage in a way that these people worked in order to ban it then marriage would still be an option. What is it worth to everyone that is complaining to get off their rears and actually do something about it? They did and I bet if you ask the ones being laid off they would say it was worth it. Of course I am totally for gay rights and gay marriage but it seems most gays think it should be handed to them without effort. Hummm maybe if we spent less time posting our thoughts in gay forums and spent more time expressing ourselves outside of our comfort zone things would change.


    I agree... it takes some effort. And not only have they worked for this ban... but if you think about it, it took many years for Christian to be free of persecution. In fact... they had to leave their country to be free from religious perectution. So yeah, they worked hard for their religious freedom and to continue to fight for their beliefs. So blogging, carrying signs around... not sure it'll help much. I think they do a great job educating people... have you seen how huge Christian book publishers and bookstores are... or the radio stations... and... well, I don't think many people ever believe the TV evangelist, but them too.
  • GoodPup

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    Nov 18, 2008 6:43 AM GMT
    Abe13 saidIt did something very cruel and non-christian to the gays in California.


    Well... considering their beliefs, I think the way they voted was very Christian. Not sure I understand this statement about them being non-christian?