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Family Research Council gives ‘pro-family’ honor to ‘deadbeat dad’

Sunday, November 6, 2011
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Anyone who thinks that the Family Research Council is either a Christian or “pro-family” group obviously has not done their homework on the group.

Joe Walsh

Just last week, the group anointed Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) a pro-family leader — in spite of the fact that he allegedly owes over $100,000 in child support:

“Congressman 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,” said FRC President Tony Perkins.

Of course the ugly irony is that last week, the FRC publicly prayed that God would keep gays from adopting children. So apparently being gay father or a lesbian mother is a bad thing, but not paying your child support is a virtue.

But what gets me is Walsh’s response in receiving the award:

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

Yes, I know. Apparently paying for your children’s care isn’t an American value in Walsh’s book. Now allow me to tell you what will probably happen next.

The Family Research Council will either ignore this incredible faux pas on its part or respond much later after formulating some type of battle plan to explain away what it did.

Count on this battle plan to include one-sided articles in phony “pro-family” publications such as the American Family Association’s One News Now and appearances on “friendly” areas such as Fox News.

But above all, this battle plan will not include anything remotely looking like an apology or any type of acknowledgement that the organization goofed.

After all, the Family Research Council works for Jesus. And those who work for Jesus never makes goofs.

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