Focus on the Family lays off 30, moves 15 more to new jobs

Oh my goodness! Flogging the gay boogeyman isn't filling the coffers these days.

Time for a happy dance…MSNBC:

Focus on the Family announced Monday that it is laying off 30 employees and reassigning 15 others. It also announced that founder James Dobson had been cleared of accusations that he jeopardized the group's nonprofit status by endorsing Republican candidates.

Most of the layoffs are in the organization's Constituent Response Services department that answers mail and telephone requests.

A drop in projected revenue played a part in the layoffs, and the growth of e-mail and Internet-based communications is behind the reassignments, said Gary Schneeberger, vice president of communications.

It's only 3% of the workforce, but Daddy D has been announcing on his radio show that donations are off. May the trend continue. How about this spin?

“Organizational change, while healthy and positive, is always difficult when it involves a staff reduction,” [Focus president and CEO Jim] Daly said in a news release. “Building flexibility into our internal operations is vital to staying engaged with and relevant to our constituents. The adjustments we're making this week, though difficult, will allow us to better serve the families that rely on Focus on the Family in the future.”

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