The Christian group Concerned Women for America (CWA) has been trying to stop the construction of the National Women’s History Museum in Washington D.C.
The House approved the museum in a 383-33 vote earlier this year, but a similar bill has been blocked in the Senate by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), noted the New York Daily News.
“Whose view of history is this going to be?” Penny Nance, CEO of CWA, told The Daily Caller earlier this year.
Nance claimed that the museum would espouse pro-choice, anti-marriage and anti-family positions.
However, conservative Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), who sponsored the museum bill in the House, denied Nance's claims were true and even offered Nance a seat on the museum commission.
Nance called the offer an "exercise in futility and frustration" because it wasn't the chairman position.
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“I am happy to either serve or find someone else to serve as chairman,” stated Nance.
In a press release this week, Nance wrote:
Every indication points to the museum including exhibits that would in fact be offensive to military members. For example, the current National Women’s History Museum website glorifies Bella Abzug, who worked to drastically reduce military spending and said ‘I am not being facetious when I say that the real enemies in this country are the Pentagon and its pals in big business’ but ignores Jeane Kirkpatrick, who was the first woman to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and helped to bring down the Soviet Union.
Nance failed to mention that Kirkpatrick was a strong supporter of Contra rebels in Nicaragua, as well as Guatemala and El Salvador "death squads" that were notorious for murdering innocent people, including nuns.
Nance also didn't mention that Abzug, who was in Congress from 1971-1977, was referring to the defense contracting companies that profit from bloated Pentagon contracts. Abzug made no mention of "military members" as Nance suggested.
Sources: CWFA.org, The Daily Caller, New York Daily News