AFA and FRC Honor 143 Representatives and 10 Senators for a 100 Percent Voting Score on Abortion, Family and Religious Issues
American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) President, Tim Wildmon was in Washington, D.C., last
week to help present the Family Research Council’s “True Blue” Awards to 143
Representatives and 10 Senators for their unwavering commitment and consistent
support in defense of life and the family.
The lawmakers were honored with the award for
the first session of the 113th Congress for scoring a perfect 100 percent on
their voting records regarding pressing issues such as abortion, religious
liberties and health care funding. The honored members of Congress have
exhibited extraordinary leadership and commitment to the defense of family,
faith and freedom, according to FRC
Action’s scorecard. Recipients of the “True Blue” Awards voted consistently
for pro-life and pro-family issues.
“Our country so desperately needs
lawmakers and elected officials who will stand up for the moral issues that are
shaping our society,” Wildmon said. “These leaders have helped preserve life,
protect religious liberties and promote families, and for this, we thank them.”
Votes in the U.S. House included:
- The Violence Against Women
Reauthorization Act of 2013
- The Pain-Capable Unborn Child
- Preventing the appointment of
non-religious, atheist military chaplains
- Delaying Obamacare and
protecting conscience rights
Votes in the U.S. Senate included:
- A vote to strengthen parental notification
in minor’s abortion decision
- Votes to defund and delay
- Votes on the Presidential
nominations of activists such as William Kayatta, Caitlin Halligan, Chai
Feldblum and Cornelia Pillard.
Added Family Research Council Action
President, Tony Perkins, “We thank these members of Congress for consistently
voting to defend faith, family and freedom. These ‘True Blue’ members have
voted to delay Obamacare, protect the unborn and stand for religious liberty. I
applaud their commitment to defend family and faith.”
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