Focus on the Family cites a Barna Research Group study as saying that only 9% of professing Christians have a biblical worldview. To quote FotF:
Because of this, today's believers live very similarly to non-believers. A personal sense of significance is rarely experienced, we spend our money and time on things that fail to satisfy and we begin to wonder what life's ultimate purpose really is. We are, in short, losing our bearings as a people and a nation.
Therefore, Focus on the Family has created a dvd series entitled "The Truth Project" intended to train Christians to have a "biblical worldview".
Okay, so I tell you all of that in order to point out the following stories from the Focus on the Family website:
"A Heart Turned to Truth" with the tagline of: An abortion advocate's rhetoric failed when God used Focus on the Family to confront her with the truth.
"Homosexuality: Are People Born Gay" where the point is for Melissa Fryrear to search for flaws in studies that "prove" homosexuality is genetic.
"Effects of Viewing Pornography" which compares viewing porn to having a cocaine addiction.
Some headlines found on their website:
Casinos Press for Wireless Gambling
Abortion-Law Analysis Called Faulty
Pro-Family Groups Hail South Dakota Abortion Ban
Maryland Lawmaker Calls for Removal of Activist Judge
Fair and balanced they ain't!
Anyway, that's all I have the stomach for right now. I think my main problem with FotF is not that they are trying to help believers have a "Christian worldview" but rather that they spend a lot of time and money, money donated from people all over the world, trying to change and influence public policy. I think it's great that Christians have such a comprehensive resource for finding information on their beliefs, I just don't think it's okay for them to be trying to control or influence what I believe.
I know the few stories I linked don't really show the lobbying side of Focus on the Family, but I've known this organization my whole life. My parents whole-heartedly support FotF and so do many other Christians. But just trust me when I say, they have an agenda that will hurt America. Not because they are trying to get back to "traditional values" (although that really pisses me off too...so much so, in fact, that it deserves its own entry on this blog) but because they're trying to force those traditional values onto all of us. And unfortunately, sometimes they succeed. Don't believe me? Check out their radio show sometime.