Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Focus on Family Cleared By IRS of Political Endorsement Charges

The AP reported yesterday that James Dobson has been cleared of charges that he used resources of Focus on the Family to endorse Republican political candidates in 2004. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the Citizens Project complained that Dobson's actions were inconsistent with Focus on the Family's non-profit tax status. The IRS, however, apparently agreed that Dobson was not speaking for the non-profit pro-family Christian group in making his endorsements.