A conservative Christian organization has launched a protest campaign against Mellon Bank Corp. after the Pittsburgh-based banking company refused to handle the group's charitable annuity transactions.

James Dobson, founder and president of Focus on the Family, an evangelical group based in Colorado Springs, asked listeners on his syndicated radio program on Wednesday to phone Mellon chairman Martin G. McGuinn and chief operating officer Christopher M. Condron to complain about the company's action.

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