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Family Research Council to honor ‘pro-family’ pol who’s a colossal deadbeat dad

Alvin already blogged about the bigotry antics regarding adoption by the certified hate group Family Research Council today, but Tony Perkins’s organization is also in the news because a lawmaker that it plans to honor for his “unwavering support of the family.”

That would be Teabagger Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL). A deadbeat dad who owes $100K in child support.

The Sun-Times reports that the Family Research Council, a social conservative advocacy nonprofit headed by CNN pundit Tony Perkins, has awarded Walsh a 100 percent rating as a “True Blue” member of Congress. The FRC said it gave the honor to Walsh because of his “unwavering support of the family”:

“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,” Walsh said in a news release. “Defending American values have always been one of my top priorities, and this reward reaffirms my dedication to that fight.”

As long as he votes the right way, these professional Beltway “pro-family” organizations don’t care what happens at home.


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