CCV Hall of Fame: Public Servant of the Year Award Ricipients
This CCV Public Servant of the Year Award is presented to the person who embodies the true spirit of public service through faithfully discharging the responsibilities of their office or position of public service.
The Honorable Robert C. Beutter, former Mayor of Mishawaka "The Princess City" has contributed so much to the community through his lifetime of public service, that one event, much less one award can not begin to capture its scope. For CCV, his Honor, the Mayor fulfilled the oath of his office in an outstanding and lasting way when he embraced CCV's offer to gather some of the brightest legal minds in America to create the toughest, constitutionally sound, sexually oriented business ordinance in the country.
The result was the famous 40 page Mishawaka Adult Oriented Business Ordinance that has become a model for hundreds of small and medium sized communities across the country. The Ordinance was challenged in Federal Court and upheld. It was then challenged in the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and upheld. The adult entertainment industry gave up its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and today the Ordinance is in full force protecting the citizens of Mishawaka. It stands as a shining example of what can be done when public servants have the courage of their convictions and are willing to take a stand. Bob's willingness to face down the porn attorneys and do what was right makes him this inaugural year's Public Servant of the Year Award recipient.
Rev. Timothy Rouse, the president of the South Bend Common Council is well known for his plain speaking, principled leadership.
As both a Pastor and as a Democratic Councilman, Tim is a unique public servant.
While he keeps his roles separate, he never leaves his values and principles at the Council Chamber door. Inspired by his faith and governed by his principles, Rev. Rouse led the loving opposition to the special rights to homosexuals ordinance on the Council. He did not back down when the Mayer weighed in or when other Council Members attempted to insult his character.
Instead, this ex-Marine skillfully held his ground and refused to allow homosexual activists to hijack the civil rights movement, even when every one in opposition to the special rights ordinance were called bigots.
For steady leadership under fire, we are pleased to recognize
Rev. Tim Rouse with the CCV Public Servant of the Year Award.
Jackie Walorski and her husband, Dean, felt called to leave the mission field to come back to Indiana for Jackie to run for the Indiana House of Representatives. Right from the beginning, her entry into public service was contested and her place of leadership soon bloomed in the Indiana House as one of the leading defenders of the family. Seeing the impact she had right from the start, the ultra left wing attacked. The ICLU targeted her for daring to say a prayer to open the session, “in Jesus’ name.”
By the time the case made it way through the courts and an activist judge sought to outlaw the name of Jesus in public prayers at the State House, Jackie had become a folk hero of the profamily movement. Today she is a modern-day David, taking on the Goliath of intrusive government and defending families’ rights to determine what values they will teach their children to observe. For her vigilance and courageous tenacity on every issue affecting the family, we are pleased to honor her with the 2007 CCV Public Servant of the Year Award.
||Protect men, women and children from the misinformation of sexual activists, and the harms of sexual addictions, sexual predators, sexually oriented businesses, materials harmful to minors, broadcast indecency, and the porn/sex industry in all of its forms, by promoting the principles of the Judeo/Christian ethic which is the foundation of our nation.
||Empower concerned citizens and community leaders to significantly reduce sexual exploitation, sexual promiscuity and sexual abuse in Indiana and beyond by:
- Increasing public awareness of the harmful effects of pornography-inspired sexual promiscuity, addiction, and abuse particularly in the lives of children.
- Supporting the enactment, defense and enforcement, within the Constitution, of limitations on the porn /sex industry in all of its forms.
- Lovingly opposing the legitimacy of all extramarital sexual relationships.
- Faithfully supporting the traditional family based on the premise that marriage equals one man and one woman.
- Offering assistance to people suffering from the results of sexual addiction, sexual confusion, sexual promiscuity, and sexual abuse.
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