IFAS | Freedom Writer | March/April 1999 | focus.html

Focus on the Family swamped

Colorado Springs, Colorado Executives at Focus on the Family met recently to discuss how to resolve the conservative ministry's mounting backlog of correspondence. Last October they received over 260,000 letters or calls - 20,000 more than usual.

Radio broadcasts dealing with the murder of the young gay man, Matthew Shepard, and a program about the Y2K problem were blamed for the 38,000-piece backlog.

Twelve thousand people a day contact Focus on the Family for materials or advice. In addition, the conservative group's founder, James Dobson, broadcasts on 2,500 stations daily. He's heard in 95 countries in six languages.

Focus on the Family has 75 outreach ministries and an annual budget of $116 million. A small percentage of that figure is used for political projects.

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