FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2010
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Family Research Council joins with Focus on the Family and the Christian Coalition in Congratulating Rush Limbaugh on the occasion of his 4th Marriage
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Family Research Council joins with other family values organizations, including the Traditional Values Coalition, Focus on the Family, the Christian Coalition and the Eagle Forum in celebrating the recent marriage of pro-family values proponent Rush Limbaugh.
This is the fourth time Mr. Limbaugh has consecrated himself to the most sacred of institutions, the marriage of a heterosexual man to a heterosexual woman, both of Christian stock. Limbaugh, 59, married Kathryn Rogers, 33 at a beautiful wedding extolling the primacy of Christ while Elton John sang Candle in the Wind and Rocketman to the 400 guests, most of whom represented traditional Christian/ American values like marriage, free market capitalism and heterosexuality. The guest list included Rudy Giuliani (entered the sacred covenant of marriage 3 times), Newt Gingrich (entered the covenant 3 times), Sean Hannity, Mark Sanford, John Ensign and Larry Craig.
Mr. Limbaugh has supported the same family friendly agenda advocated by Family Research Council and been a friend and supporter of traditional values for decades. His former wives have also supported our many causes. He and Gingrich have been at the forefront of reminding America that it is strengthened by Family and Faith (along with military power, guns, lower taxes and free-market capitalism) serving on numerous committees and boards dealing with Covenant Marriage and other such endeavors. Each has become a revered expert on what it takes for marriage to work. We are proud to call such Family Men our friends.
Elton John’s performance at the wedding has caused controversy among many other conservative groups. However, John is not a supporter of gay marriage, only civil unions, which are opposed by the FRC. However, he is British. We cannot expect Christian values from those in Godless Europe. Also, the music of Elton John is popular among the staff at the FRC, as long as it is freely downloaded and no resources are put in the pocket of those with a gay agenda.
Area resident and former Republican congressman Mark Foley (gay) was barred from the wedding at the request of traditional values leadership.