Focus on the Family says neither it nor its lobbying arm organized a protest against the business of Senator Ken Salazar's wife -- or the senator himself.
Salazar has accused about 30 protesters from the conservative Christian group of showing up yesterday outside the Dairy Queen store owned by his wife in Westminster. Some protesters carried signs with pictures of fetuses or the slogan "Boycott Salazar D-Q," and impeded traffic to the store.
But Focus on the Family says today that they have no way of knowing whether any protesters are constituents of the organization. It says some people actually were there protesting its group.
But Focus of the Family is saying that the protesters probably were upset that Salazar changed his position on the use of filibusters to delay voting on some of President Bush's judicial nominations.
The lobbying arm of Focus on the Family has placed ads criticizing Salazar, a Democrat from Colorado, and other senators for the filibusters. Salazar responded last week by calling the group "unchristian" and saying the ads misrepresented his record.