In February, Vicky Hartzler received the True Blue Award from Family Research Council Action and Focus on the Family Action. In her press release, Hartzler said:
I am honored to receive this award. As someone who has stood for pro-family issues and for the defense of life, I am humbled to be recognized for efforts to strengthen the American family.
Today we have one more example about the pro-family values of the Family Research Council.
In the aftermath of horrible tragedies like Newtown, the government desperately wants to do something–even if that something is the wrong thing. There seems to be this notion, at least among liberals, that more laws will protect us–but as we all witnessed in Boston, that isn’t necessarily the case. The government can’t make us safer until it recognizes that the problem isn’t the instruments of violence–but the environment of it. Stronger background checks wouldn’t have prevented the deaths of three people at the finish line on Monday, any more than it would have stopped Floyd Corkins from walking into our lobby and shooting Leo Johnson.
If Congress wants to stop these tragedies, then it has to address the government’s own hostility to the institution of the family and organizations that can address the real problem: the human heart. As I’ve said before, America doesn’t need gun control, it needs self-control. And a Congress that actively discourages it–through abortion, family breakdown, sexual liberalism, or religious hostility–is only compounding the problem.
So, Boston and Newtown is the result of abortion, family breakdown, sexual liberalism and religious hostility.
Any self-respecting person would be embarrassed to receive a reward from such a group.
Representative Hartzler should return that award.