Right-wing pundit and Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly is to be a guest of honor during an upcoming event sponsored by FRC Action, the legislative lobbying outfit of Family Research Council.
O’Reilly will address FRC’s fourth annual Values Voter Summit which is scheduled to be held from September 18-20 in Washington DC.
According to the organization, he will receive the first-ever Media Courage Award, "for being a voice of virtue in a culture of death." FRC says O’Reilly has consistently defended truth in the pro-life debate, including his opposition to late-term abortions and efforts to promote the dignity of life.
In addition to being a political commentator and a television personality, O’Reilly is also a syndicated columnist and author of eight books, including Culture Warrior, Those Who Trespass and A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Memoir.
However, he is no stranger to controversy, and was involved in an alleged sexual harassment scandal in 2004 which he settled out of court.
The September summit’s line-up consists of who-is-who in the world of conservative politics, including Governors Rick Perry of Texas and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, former Governors Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio as well as actor Stephen Baldwin, author Joel Rosenberg, Star Parker and Lila Rose.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has also been invited to speak at the event.