Focus on the Family has dialed back its involvement in politics as younger evangelicals withdraw from partisan culture wars.
By Nicholas Riccardi and Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
Colorado Springs — Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump.
Focus on the Family was once well-known for its involvement in politics. But under new leadership, it has dialed that back in an effort by younger evangelicals to withdraw from partisan culture wars.
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