Capitol Connection Episode 66
Former Congressman Brad Ashford Criticizes Congressman Don Bacon For Having 100% Rating From Family Research Council
This past week, Omaha Congressman Don Bacon was assailed by his likely General Election challenger, former Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford, for having a 100% rating from the Family Research Council.
Nebraska Family Alliance and Family Research Council share a similar mission: creating a state and nation where all human life is valued and protected, marriages and families thrive, and religious liberty flourishes. Due to Congressman Bacon’s pro-life, pro-family, and pro-religious freedom voting record, he receives high-marks from the Family Research Council.
How should elected officials respond to being attacked for their votes upholding Biblical and traditional views about life, marriage, and family? How can we encourage our representatives to stand strong for our shared convictions despite living in a culture growing increasingly intolerant of those with whom they disagree?
David Christensen, Vice President of Government Affairs for Family Research Council, joins this week’s Capitol Connection Podcast to answer these questions and break down how Family Research Council rates politicians, compare voting records of candidates in Omaha’s Congressional District race, and share important policy updates from Washington D.C.
Since August 2013, David Christensen has served as FRC’s Vice President for Government Affairs overseeing FRC’s work on life, marriage, religious freedom and family issues. Previously he served as Senior Director for Congressional Affairs, responsible for advocating public policy to Congress on life, bioethics, religious freedom, and conscience rights, and has also worked as a Legislative Assistant for former Representative Dave Weldon (R-FL). He holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Trinity International University in Illinois and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Liberty University.