As if we ever needed proof that the ‘family values’ party was blowing smoke up everyone’s you know what, the Family Research Council has awarded Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) its (apparently coveted) ‘True Blue’ designation for “unwavering support of the family.” He was the only member of Congress to receive the recognition.
From the Chicago Sun Times:
“We thank Cong. Walsh who has voted consistently to defend faith, family and freedom,” said FRCA President Tony Perkins. “Cong. Walsh and other ‘True Blue Members’ have voted to repeal Obamacare, de-fund Planned Parenthood, end government funding for abortion within the health care law, uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, and continue support for school choice. I applaud their commitment to uphold the institutions of marriage and family.”
“I am proud and honored to be recognized by the Family Research Council as the only member from Illinois with a 100 percent pro-family voting record. Defending American values have always been one of my top priorities, and this reward reaffirms my dedication to that fight.”
His ex-wife and children would most likely disagree. His ex-wife is currently suing Walsh for over $100,000 in back child support. Walsh claims that there was a verbal agreement saying that he wouldn’t have to pay child support while not earning much money. However, Walsh did manage to loan his own campaign a minimum of $35,000 last year.
The Family Research Council has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, for goodies such as this:
“…one of the primary goals of the homosexual rights movement is to abolish all age of consent laws and to eventually recognize pedophiles as the ‘prophets’ of a new sexual order.” —”Homosexual Behavior & Pedophilia,” a FRC publication, July 1999,http://www.frc.org/misc/bl057.pdf
And more recently, this one:
“Islam represents the greatest long term threat, homosexual agenda is the greatest immediate threat,” and homosexuality is a “public health hazard.”