I’ll keep this brief until I can get the actual letter posted on here, but my MIL just received a letter from FoF that convinced her to never subscribe to them again.
She has repeatedly donated money and requested (both over the phone and in letters) that they do research into NFP, not just because of the immorality of contraception but because it has been proven to contribute to stronger marriages, stronger families, more openness to God’s will, etc. She asked them that if they are so concerned about strengthening the American family and lowering divorce rates to give objective coverage to the benefits of NFP.
(This distinction is really important, since she was not trying to convince them that NFP is morally better…just scientifically and statistically better)
She even donated $100 specifically for “looking into” NFP’s benefits. She was very disappointed when she received no reply but didn’t get her money back either. She called them and then got a letter that stated that FoF is not interested in NFP because they cater to a large and diverse group of believers and because NFP has “no biblical basis.” She was outraged and once again placed a phone call, demanding her money be returned since it was not used for what she donated it for. No reply from FoF yet.
I just wanted to share this with you all. It is kind of disappointing that Dobson claims to want better families but is not willing to even broach the topic of NFP, even in a non-theological way. I think that we should all have this information and be able to then make our own decision about whether or not to continue supporting this organization that, in my opinion, seems to have a “wide door” for all Protestants, but seems to “leave out” anything Catholic or that might “sound” Catholic even if it is statistically proven to be beneficial to the family.
I personally know that my support will be going to Couple to Couple League or Faith and Family Magazine (a Catholic publication).
Thank you all for reading this!