Washington, D.C. - Beverly LaHaye, the founder of Concerned Women for America, was honored with the Winston Churchill Lifetime Achievement Award at Saturday night’s Faith and Freedom Coalition gala in Washington, D.C. In her remarks, she suggested that Hillary Clinton clinching the Democratic presidential nomination may actually be a good thing for the conservative movement.
LaHaye started CWA in the 1970s as a response to the radical feminist movement that was spreading through the country. Her years of conservative leadership earned her praise from President Ronald Reagan and thousands of women across the country who didn't like what they were hearing from the likes of Gloria Steinem.
Both Rep. Michele Bachmann and current CWA President Penny Nance recognized LaHaye’s courage and tenacity before she took the podium on Saturday.
Upon accepting the award, LaHaye recalled a particular reason for why she started the CWA. She recalled watching an interview between feminist Betty Friedan and Barbra Walters, in which the former said she wanted to basically upend the nation's moral core.
“I pledged to prevent Betty Friedan from turning America into a humanist nation,” LaHaye determined after hearing Friedan's plans.
LaHaye makes a terrifying comparison to Hillary Clinton. It may be “hard” to do, LaHaye said, but if you manage to listen to the former secretary of state, you’ll hear a radical agenda for the country that features abortion-on-demand and a slap in the face to traditional values.
The good news, LaHaye, predicted, is that conservatives are not going to remain silent.
“Hillary is going to wake up women across America,” she said.