Bill Foster Parties with Hefner

June 27, 2012 — Carol Stream, IL — David E. Smith, Executive Director of Illinois Family Action, a sister organization of the Illinois Family Institute, issued the following statement regarding tonight’s fundraiser for Bill Foster hosted by former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner.  Foster is the Democratic candidate for the 11th Congressional District:

“It’s disappointing to learn that while Bill 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 encouraged an entire younger generation of men into viewing women as toys.  The thought that this man could be sent back to Washington, D.C. to represent Illinois families is troubling,” Smith said.

“In addition to her work at Playboy, Ms. Hefner is a long-time liberal activist.  Foster’s partnership with her to raise money for his congressional race, and what she stands for is a good indication to Illinois voters that he does not share their decency or family values,” Smith added.