Focus on the Family announced yesterday afternoon that 202 jobs will be cut companywide â€” an estimated 20 percent of its workforce. Initial reports bring the total number of remaining employees to around 950.
After spending more than half a million dollars for the California Yes on 8 campaign, the Colorado based ministry, is adjusting to the recession just like the rest of the nation.
In all, Focus pumped $539,000 in cash and another $83,000 worth of non-monetary support into the measure to overturn a California Supreme Court ruling that allowed gays and lesbians to marry in that state. The group was the seventh-largest donor to the effort in the country. The cash contributions are equal to the salaries of 19 Coloradans earning the 2008 per capita income of $29,133.
I guess fighting to keep the right to become a family away from loving individuals is more important than the people that are employed by “Focus on the Family”. Can anyone say irony?
Headzup Entertainment has a great toon here: It’s better to have 202 jobless and homeless then let the queers get married