Big Intolerance, Incorporated

Most Americans believe that religious organizations should bring communities together and contribute to our quality of life in a pluralistic democracy. But under the cloak of Christianity, these leaders peddle prejudice -- against gay people, immigrants, members of other faiths, and working people. Christ said, "In as much as you have done unto the least of these my brothers, you have done unto me."
Still, they profit handsomely from advocating intolerance and unfairness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Dobson
President,
Focus on the Family
Material sales to his own organization: $699,382
1

Don Wildmon
Chairman and CEO,
American Family Association
Total compensation: $106,567 2

Jay Sekulow
Chief Counsel,
American Center for Law & Justice
Salary
: $600,000 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Bennett
Washington Fellow,
The Claremont Institute
Salary: $200,0006

 

Robert Knight
Director,
Concerned Women for America
Total compensation: $112,7915

 

Gary Bauer
President,
American Values
Compensation & expenses: $895,331 4

Ralph Reed
President,
Century Strategies
Earnings: $4,200,0007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pete LaBarbera
Executive Director,
Illinois Family Institute
Salary: $86,9058

 

Phil Burress
President,
Citizens for Community Values
Total compensation: $165,694 9

Pat Robertson
Chairman,
Christian Broadcasting Network
Net worth: $155,000,000 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roberta Combs
President,
Christian Coalition
Salary: $120,000 1
1

Lou Sheldon
Chairman,
Traditional Values Coalition
Total compensation: $72, 512 1
3
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Sears
President & CEO
Alliance Defense Fund
Total compensation: $274,593 1
2

 

Alan Chambers
President
Exodus International
Total compensation: $56,032 1
4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Scripture passage comes from Matthew 25:40.

1. This figure represents the amount of money spent by Focus on the Family on materials produced by
James Dobson, 2004 IRS Form 990.
2. 2005 IRS Form 990, American Family Association, Inc.
3. Mauro, Tony, "Jay Sekulow's Golden Ticket," Legal Times, 10/31/2005.
4. 2004 IRS Form 990, American Values. Amount includes $815,979 in unspecified expenses.
5. 2004 IRS Form 990, Concerned Women for America.
6. 2004 IRS Form 990, The Claremont Institute.
7. Earnings cover 2001 to 2003. "Republican Scandal Exposes Scallywags," Indian Country Today, 10/08/2004. Listed earnings do not include his profits from consulting to Enron prior to its collapse.
8. 2004 IRS Form 990, Illinois Family Institute.
9. 2004 IRS Form 990, Citizens for Community Values.
10. Betsch, Michael, "Groups Protest Faith-Based Funds Recipient," CNSNews.com, 10/07/2002. Listed figure is a conservative (low) estimate.
11. Duin, Julia, "Christian Coalition Falls on Lean Days," Washington Times, 10/13/2005.
12. 2004 IRS Form 990, Alliance Defense Fund, Inc.
13. 2004 IRS Form 990, Traditional Values Coalition and 2004 IRS Form 990, Traditional Values Coalition Education and Legal Institute.
14. 2004 IRS Form 990, Exodus International North America, Inc.
 

 

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