Blogger Jason Tolbert posted an interesting article yesterday highlighting words from State Representative Garry Smith (D-Camden).
Rep. Smith was quoted as telling a Democratic group in El Dorado, “If Jesus were here today, he would be a Democrat because he tried to help everybody and he still does.” According to the article, he went on to say that “[The Republicans in Washington] don’t like Jesus.”
We asked Rep. Smith repeatedly to vote for pro-life legislation every time it came before the House Public Health Committee he sat on in 2011. On one occasion, Rep. Smith appeared to vote against pro-life legislation during a general voice vote, but then declined to vote at all on the bill when a roll call was requested and his named was called to cast a vote (Tolbert has posted a video of that particular vote here).
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.