Contact: David E. Smith, Illinois Family Action, 773-858-6602
CAROL STREAM, Ill., June 27, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- David Smith, Executive Director of Illinois Family Action, a sister organization of the Illinois Family Institute, issued the following statement regarding tonight's fundraiser for Democrat Congressman Bill Foster, hosted by former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner.
"It's disappointing to learn that while Congressman Foster has been too busy to tell Illinois voters whether he supports the job-creating Keystone pipeline, or explain why he stood with Nancy Pelosi in voting for open homosexuality in the military by voting to overturn the policy of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, tonight he's making time to party with former Playboy Magazine CEO Christie Hefner," Smith said.
"For years, Playboy has profited from the exploitation of women, contributed to the breakdown of marriage and families, and fostered an entire younger generation of men into viewing women as toys,. As a father of 5, two of which are little girls, the thought that this man could be sent back to Washington, D.C. to represent Illinois disgusts me." Smith said.
"Beyond her work at Playboy, Ms. Hefner is a long-time liberal activist. Congressman Foster's willing association with her and what she stands for is a clear reminder to Illinoisans that he does not share their decency or commonsense values," Smith added.