Family Research Council Commends Deadbeat Dad On Family Values

399px-Rep_Joe_WalshWhat's it mean to be "pro-family"? Do you know? At this point, does anyone?

Consider: Thursday, the Family Research Council fell all over itself in praise of Congressman Joe Walsh (R., IL) — "the only Illinois congressman to be named a 'True Blue' member of Congress for 'unwavering support of the family,'" according to The Chicago Sun-Times. "Unwavering support of the family," in this case, means yanking money from family planning services — thereby shrinking the odds that impregnated teens will ever raise children within a traditional family environment — and denying the rights of LGBT's to form any kinds of families at all.

Said Tony Perkins, the Family Research Council's president:

We thank Congressman Walsh, who has voted consistently to defend faith, family and freedom … Congressman Walsh and other "True Blue Members" have voted to repeal Obamacare, defund 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.

Lovely! Or it might be, if only Joe Walsh wasn't the most famous deadbeat dad in America. When he's not busy adjudicating what constitutes a family, Joe's busy neglecting his own. According to his ex, he owes $100,000 in child support. Joe says this is bogus, because he shouldn't have had to pay child support during his leaner years.

(HT: LittleGreenFootballs)