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The Dobson Policy Center is dedicated to helping promote an understanding of the Constitution and Bill of Rights so we can uphold and protect religious liberty. 

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December 02, 2022

"Baby Pesticides"

Back in 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of two drugs/chemicals to abort a developing baby in the womb. In 2016, the FDA, under pressure from pro-abortion groups, ended ...

December 01, 2022

"House of Mouse" Bombs

The Walt Disney Company had high hopes for its latest animated movie, Strange World. The film premiered over the extended Thanksgiving weekend in 4,174 North American theaters, but appears to have ...

November 30, 2022

Darkest Day for Religious Liberty ...

Yesterday was one of the darkest days for religious liberty in America. Forty-nine out of 50 Democrat senators and 12 out of 50 Republican senators turned their backs on the institution of marriage ...

Critical Issues

There is a fierce battle being waged now in our nation's classrooms for the hearts and souls of our children and grandchildren. Make no mistake, the left and the secular culture are manipulating the ...

All life is sacred and is a gift from Almighty God. Sadly, however, many people in our society no longer understand or acknowledge the sanctity of human life.

Marriage serves as the foundation for every dimension of human life. Everything of value rests on it, including procreation and the care and training of children.

The first item listed in the Bill of Rights within the U.S. Constitution addresses the issue of religious liberty.

Thomas Jefferson warned repeatedly about the emergence of an out-of-control judiciary that would destroy the Constitution and, along with it, America's fundamental freedoms.

Democracy and capitalism have made our nation the most powerful and successful in the history of the world.

The Jews are God's chosen people, and Israel is covenant land given to the Jews by Jehovah as an everlasting possession.

Dr. James Dobson

A word from Dr. James Dobson


“Public policy” refers in other contexts to politics, such as elections and political parties. That is not what we mean by the term. Our focus is on issues related to righteousness in the culture, such as the sanctity of human life, the God-ordained institution of marriage, parental rights, freedom of religion, and other liberties guaranteed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. This is an incomplete list but should be illustrative. Of course, we are also opposed to policies that are anti-biblical, such as critical race theory and other efforts to propagandize and manipulate the minds of children. We oppose the entire LGBTQ ideology, as well as adultery, premarital sex, and matters that most conservative Christians view as contrary to Scripture. At the heart of our belief system is a biblical worldview, such as absolute truth and the teachings of Jesus. We are committed to the family as outlined in the Book of Genesis, a view of the family that is under vicious attack from within our culture. We are here to defend the family with every resource. Indeed, defending and promoting these beliefs and the truths in God’s Word are our raison d’etre, our reason to be.

–James C. Dobson, Ph.D.

Gary Bauer

Gary Bauer, Senior VP of Public Policy


Gary has an accomplished career in the public policy field, having served in numerous leadership positions during the past several decades. He participated in the Reagan administration as Under Secretary of Education, and then White House Head of the Office of Policy Development. After leaving the Reagan White House, Gary became president of the Family Research Council and senior vice president of Focus on the Family. He later shared his pro-faith, pro-family, and pro-life policies across the country during the 2000 Republican presidential primaries and debates. In 2018, President Donald Trump appointed Gary Bauer to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

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