Spokesman Gary Schneeberger said the layoffs were the result of two factors: economic downturn and the departure of the ministry’s founder, James Dobson, in February.
“Business analysts say it’s not unusual to see organizations transitioning from a founder’s leadership lose 50 percent or more of their support,” he said in a statement. ” We feel blessed that even though the pain of these reductions is very real, we have not been affected to that degree.
Schneeberger vowed that the layoffs would not affect those who rely on its services and products – and he also said the ministry would not waver in its commitment to hold government accountable.
“Under our president, Jim Daly, we have remained and will remain as resolutely committed to our public-policy advocacy as we have been at any point in our history,” he said. “Jim’s style may be different than Dr. Dobson’s, but his passion to defend truth is exactly the same.