Gay group Truth Wins Out (TWO) is spearheading a campaign to keep Focus on the Family founder James Dobson out of the Radio Hall of Fame. The group claims Dobson's strident homophobia should make him ineligible for such an honor.

The group, headed by Anything But Straight author Wayne Besen, is best known for taking on the “ex-gay” movement. Its opposition to Dobson's nomination comes as no surprise – the group considers Dobson a leading anti-gay figure.

“It is outrageous and insulting that James Dobson would be nominated for the Radio Hall of Fame,” said Besen in a prepared statement. “We believe that character counts and nominees should have careers based on honesty and integrity – not discrimination, distorting research and outright lying.”

Besen's newest website, found at, is dedicated to researchers who say Dobson deliberately distorted their research to fit his anti-gay agenda. TWO says at least seven researchers have accused Dobson of manipulating or cherry picking their results.

Yet, it is Dobson's ministry Love Won Out that Besen finds most emblematic of the problems with his nomination. The ministry seeks to cure gays and lesbians from their same-sex attractions through religious means. Reparative therapy has been controversial since most mainstream mental health associations have conclusively stated that it does not work.

Focus on the Family reacted to TWO's campaign by issuing a statement on their website. “This attack is yet more evidence of why Dr. Dobson deserves a spot in the Radio Hall of Fame,” said Gary Schneeberger, vice president of media and public relations. “For 32 years, he has been willing to take the unfriendly fire of the Wayne Besens of the world because that is the price to be paid for championing family values and defending biblical principles in the public square.”

On the net: TWO's website at; Focus on the Family's website at