Thursday, October 27, 2005

Is Your Congressman "True Blue"?

The Family Research Council last week gave its "True Blue" Awards to 69 Members of Congress whose voting records this year reflect an A+ on issues of importance to the American family.

"These Members are to be commended for supporting public policy that values human life, protects our religious liberties, and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family," said Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council.

"I applaud these Members for pursuing the mandate given by the values voters in the last election. Values voters should be encouraged by these Members who have shown a commitment to protect and strengthen the family."

On a lighter note, FRC issued its first "Black & Blue Awards" to those Members of Congress who voted 0% on pro-family issues. Dishonorable mentions were in order for two members who excelled in disservice to the strengthening of families, faith and freedom.

Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) received the "Abstinence of Thought" award for his brilliantly composed abstinence report which abstained from providing any facts or positive research to substantiate his claims.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) received the "Un-Intelligent Design" award for being a longtime proponent of removing faith from the public square, prayer from public schools and intelligent design from academic studies. However, Rep. Pelosi never fails to accept the Supreme Court's wisdom as though "God has spoken" when rendering a decision derived unconstitutionally.

The full Family Research Council report (in PDF form) is right here.