Traditional Values Coalition

by Jessica Bryan

TVC’s Andrea Lafferty criticized the nomination of Chai Feldblum to the EEOC and also criticized her views on “sexual liberty.”

Lafferty also criticized Sen. Harry Reid for his statements comparing Republican opposition of health care reform to opposition of abolishing slavery.  She quoted herself and accused Reid of getting his history wrong.  She said:

“Senator Reid needs a history lesson,” said TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty. “It was the Republicans who fought against slavery in the 1860s, not the Democrats. And, it was the southern Democrats who fought against the civil rights movement in the 1960s. The Senator should take a refresher course on American history at a local community college before he spouts off again on the Senate floor.

“His comments are insulting not just to the Republican Senators who oppose socialized medicine and his tax hikes, but he’s insulted every American who is well-informed and knows what he’s doing to destroy our health care system. He owes all of us an apology. We are demanding it.”

An email from the TVC links to several articles on

Family Research Council

by Jessica Bryan

The FRC talked about more uses for adult stem cells, noted that one plant scholar is saying there are more carnivorous plants than we think (the post links to the trailer for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes), interpreted results from a recent GSS survey to say that “adults in always-intact marriages who attend religious services at least weekly are the most likely to believe in the importance of having their own children,” argued that private sector research on cancer will  decrease if the Democrats’ health care plan passes and discussed potential uses for adult stem cells to fight HIV.

An email from the FRC urged subscribers to tell their senators to vote for the Nelson-Hatch amendment to health care reform.

A Washington Update email from the group discussed funding for abortion in health care reform and the Nelson-Hatch amendment, efforts in New Jersey to legalize gay marriage and in Virginia to give benefits to the partners of state employees, and the potential effect of current health care reform legislation on the Medicare Advantage program.

A second Washington Update email from the FRC criticized Sen. Reid for his comments about health care reform and slavery on the Senate floor, commented on the cost of health care reform, and criticized the “shocking record” of EEOC nominee Chai Feldblum.

A third Washington Update talked about the failure of the Nelson-Hatch amendment and the funding for abortion in health care reform, commented on the 2010 Omnibus bill, and argued that Sen. Reid is trying to cover up the fact that the current health care reform bill would fund abortion.

An email asking for donations said that “Two deeply committed supporters have offered a $300,000 Matching Grant that will double your gift and give it twice the impact in the fight to defend and advance faith, family, and freedom!”

Family Research Council

by Jessica Bryan

The FRC’s latest posts included one about visiting a federal prison and how they can be “incubators for terrorists,” discussed the Obama Administration “pushing the homosexual agenda,” linked to some “articles of interest,” criticized Obama to bowing to foreign heads of state like the Emperor of Japan and the king of Saudi Arabia, reminisced about Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, criticized Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try terrorists in New York City,  criticized Obama for his long decision-making process with regards to the U.S. Afghanistan policy, discussed public funding for abortion in health care reform and the Stupak-Pitts amendment, and talked about the Senate vote to bring the health care reform bill to the floor for debate.

A Washington Update email from the FRC discussed Sen. Harry Reid’s plans for the Senate health care reform bill, talked about Obama’s nomination of Chai Feldblum to the EEOC, and advertised Mark Rodgers lecture entitled “Culture Upstream of Politics: Why Art and Entertainment Are Essential to Communicating Truth.”

An email from the group talked about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), arguing that it threatens “traditional values and religious freedom.”  They also argued that:

This law would punish anyone in the workplace who dares oppose homosexual behavior, cross-dressing and other unhealthy behaviors. The liberals intentionally want to define “discrimination” very vaguely so that their allies in the courts and federal and state agencies will have broad latitude to silence traditional moral viewpoints about sexuality.

The email also asked subscribers to donate to the group to help them fight against ENDA.

Family Research Council

by Jessica Bryan

The FRC discussed the “launch of the Adult Stem Cells Saved My Life Education & Awareness Campaign,” the health care abortion debate, profiled EEOC nominee Chai Feldblum, interpreted results from a GSS survey as showing  “that adults in always-intact marriages who also worship at least weekly are more likely than all other adults to be proud of the type of work they do,” accused Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) of being unfamiliar with the Constitution and (possibly facetiously) argued that  “It may be time for an amendment requiring members of Congress to take a basic proficiency test on at least the Bill of Rights.”

An FRC Action Alert email urged subscribers to contact their senators and ask them “to vote No on any procedural vote to move to the health bill unless Senator Reid’s version of the bill contains the Stupak-Pitts amendment to ban government funding of abortion.”

A Washington Update email from the group discussed the abortion in health care debate, the  Adult Stem Cells Saved My Life Education & Awareness Campaign, and tort reform.