Family Research Council president Tony Perkins has awarded 51 U.S. Senators and 100 members of the House of Representatives the anti-LGBTQ hate group's True Blue award, and lawmakers – all Republicans – were only too proud to tweet out photos of themselves receiving their awards.
"We thank these 'True Blue' members of Congress for defending faith, family, and freedom with their votes," Perkins, who is closely tied to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, said in a press release. "They have voted to protect babies who are born alive after a failed abortion, end taxpayer funding of abortion, and end taxpayer funding of fetal tissue research. They have voted to reject the radical gender ideology that would overhaul our federal civil rights framework to mandate special privileges for sexual orientation and gender identity. They voted to protect women, the military, homeless shelters, and public restrooms from this harmful ideology. These members also voted to expand protections for conscience rights, reject the increasing acceptance of marijuana use, and confirm pro-life, originalist judicial appointments."
The Family Research Council appears on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of anti-LGBTQ hate groups.
Here's a sampling of the Republican lawmakers who are so proud of being honored for votes attacking the rights of women and LGBTQ people.
Safeguarding life at every stage is a solemn responsibility Hoosiers entrusted me to uphold. Proud to receive the… https://t.co/OGVXBTJYwN— Senator Mike Braun (@Senator Mike Braun)1581462488.0
I appreciate the Family Research Council awarding me the True Blue award for voting 100% in favor of family values… https://t.co/JnlL3pgKE2— Rep. Ralph Abraham (@Rep. Ralph Abraham)1581455872.0
Honored to receive @FRCAction's True Blue Award from @tperkins today. This award is presented to Members with a rec… https://t.co/abt7g9jXhX— Gary Palmer (@Gary Palmer)1581455471.0
West Virginia Senator:
Senator Capito has recieved the Family Research Council's True Blue award based on her 100% record with @FRCAction… https://t.co/6FmmvTWsH9— Capito for WV (@Capito for WV)1581453101.0
Honored to receive the @FRCdc True Blue award for standing up for life, religious freedom, and family values from… https://t.co/J3IYKj9amE— Rep. Doug Lamborn (@Rep. Doug Lamborn)1581449998.0
Today I received the @FRCAction True Blue award. This recognition is awarded to Members of Congress with a proven… https://t.co/R3Q8ghHja4— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@Rep. Vicky Hartzler)1581448834.0
Honored today to receive the “True Blue” Award by @FRCAction this morning for my 100% rating on supporting pro-life… https://t.co/vr2gIsQBnL— Rep. Rob Wittman (@Rep. Rob Wittman)1581432990.0
This morning, I was honored to receive the True Blue Award from @FRCAction President @tperkins for earning a 100% v… https://t.co/Os7Rk5Q0OV— Rep. David Kustoff (@Rep. David Kustoff)1581432694.0
Honored to receive True Blue award from @FRCdc Family Research Council for leadership in pro-family, pro-life & rel… https://t.co/GArm6MgWhU— Kevin Brady for Congress (@Kevin Brady for Congress)1581429718.0
Hat tip: Joe.My.God.