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Dobson to Start New Nonprofit and Radio Program

Focus on the Family's founder is asking for donations for an organization called James Dobson on the Family.

James Dobson has stepped away from Focus on the Family, but he hasn't retired entirely.

Dobson announced on his Facebook fan page that he will begin a nonprofit and radio show with his son called James Dobson on the Family, which will be based in Colorado Springs. Dobson wrote that the organization will deal with the following: marriage, child-rearing, family finances, medical and psychological concerns, national issues, the sanctity of human life, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Dobson asks for donations as he estimates operating costs to be at $2 million. "We are in a moral decline of shocking dimensions," Dobson writes. "I have asked myself how I can sit and watch the world go by without trying to help if I can."

The Gazettereports that Focus on the Family' budget dropped from $160 million in 2008 to $139 million in 2009 while its workforce went from 1,400 in 2002 to 860 in 2009.

Reporter Mark Barna writes more about Dobson's son, Ryan, who has not been on staff at Focus on the Family.

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