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

Sunday, November 6, 2011

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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16 more reader comments:

  1. FB needs a “Don’t Like” button.

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 4:47pm
  2. You’d have to be that fucking stupid to give an honor like that to a deadbeat dad, then again, this IS Family Research Council we’re talking about: The council that talks and walks shit with something oozing out of their heads. No brains.

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 4:48pm
  3. I guess as long as he isn’t gay he’s considered a good dad. What jerks!

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 4:50pm
  4. That’s ironic. xD

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 4:56pm
  5. WTF!

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 5:12pm
  6. FRC does not give a crap about Family. They are just bigots. ALL they want to do is hate !!!

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 5:20pm
  7. I couldn’t get past the first 2 paragraphs!! What morons!!

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 5:22pm
  8. Once again the haters don’t practice what they preach

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 5:29pm
  9. …what the hell?!?

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 5:57pm
  10. Fuktards

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 6:00pm
  11. There are better gay dads than any deadbeat gay or straight!

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 6:05pm
  12. Calling your organisation “family” is just code for conservative crunchy nut bar reactionaries with invisible friends.

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 6:43pm
  13. Sooo, pro-family obviously does NOT include supporting your family? Wouldn’t that be the opposite of pro-family? Quote from article -”The Family Research Council Action committee has named him a “True Blue” member of Congress for his “unwavering commitment and consistent support in defense of life and the family.” I guess they feel its enough that he supports life and family – it doesn’t necessarily have to be HIS OWN family?

    Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 8:15pm
  14. He kinda looks like that “shirtless Craigslist congressman” that was humiliated last year in a scandal. I wonder what skeletons are in his closet.

    Posted on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 6:16am
  15. what do you expect when people in the FRC are uneducated bigots

    Posted on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 9:48am
  16. The “True Blue” designation is soley based upon the voting record on scored votes during the most recent session of congress. the Family Research Council Action only scores votes they deem of specific targeted importance to families. On each of those scored votes, Walsh voted in line with the ideals of FRC Action.

    Planned Parenthood and many other groups do similar scoring of senators/congressmen on issues of importance to them.

    This article has sufficiently taken out of context the whole “True Blue” designation. It is not an annointing or an approval of what Walsh does in his private life.

    Have you any journalistic integrity?

    Posted on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 9:56am