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Virginia Armstrong, Eagle Forum Court Watch*
Virginia Armstrong Bio
Dr. Virginia Armstrong
Dr. Virginia Armstrong
Dr. Virginia Armstrong, has had a distinguished academic career, currently holding the title of Senior Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Political Science at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.
now devotes her
attention to the Eagle Forum's
Court Watch Project of which she
is the National Chairman and to the Blackstone Institute
, which she
Dr. Armstrong also founded HSU's Legal Studies Program and the Texas Undergraduate Moot Court Association and served as the first Chairman of each organization.
A high school and university honor graduate, Dr. Armstrong holds the Ph.D. in political science and public law.
The Eagle Forum
has twice granted her
its National Service Award "with appreciation for your dedicated work for God, home, and country.
received the Liberty Bell Award from the Abilene, Texas, Young Lawyers Association
and was a finalist for the Texas Liberty Bell Award, given "to an outstanding nonlawyer for efforts in his/her community to strengthen the American system of justice.
has been listed in several honor publications, including Outstanding Young Women of America, Outstanding Educators of America, and Who's Who Among America's Teachers (joining only 1% of America's educators to be listed in consecutive editions of this publication, whose honorees are selected by outstanding students for "making a significant impact and difference in students' lives").
students have described her
as "an intellectual Rambo."
has written and spoken widely on legal and constitutional topics and Christian apologetics.
publications include The Christian World View of Law and Courting Justice: A Guide to Judicial Reform.
has authored other works for a variety of organizations, including the American Family Association
, the Christian Legal Society
, the Simon Greenleaf School of Law
(now the Trinity Law School), the South Texas Law Review
, the Eagle Forum
, Probe Ministries
, the Northeastern Political Science Association
, the Western Political Science Association
, and the Southwest Political Science Association
has drafted many of the cases which are argued in undergraduate moot court competitions across Texas.
On their furloughs from the Culture War, Dr. Armstrong
husband, Gerry, a college administrator, enjoy music, reading, horseback riding, hiking, water skiing, and snowshoeing.
Index of Loudoun anti-gay activists |
Virginia was the only state in the U.S. to have such a rule, and the VHDA had voted unanimously to remove it in 2003.
Black also vigorously lobbied for a bill intended to allow local school boards to prohibit the formation of Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in Virginia
schools, which, had it passed, would have violated federal Equal Access law.
Thus, comparisons to inter-racial marriage cases, such as Loving v. Virginia
(U.S. Supreme Court, 1967), are irrelevant and misleading.
His former county aide Donny Ferguson, an officer of the Libertarian Party of Virginia, publicly endorses this position, as does his former appointee to the Loudoun Library Board of Trustees, Margi Wallo.
Ms. Wallo was quoted in the Village Voice by a reporter covering the October 2004 "Mayday for Marriage" rally on the National Mall:
Wallo kept her
beatific smile beaming as I asked her
would be in favor of civil unions or other legal arrangements in lieu of same-sex marriage.
"It's all semantics," she
So says Eagle Forum's Court Watch Chairman Virginia Armstrong, in one of many papers arguing that civil law should be based on the social views of the "Christian Right.
Dr. Armstrong is a legal scholar who also co-authored a position paper for the Dominionist group Coalition On Revival with PHC founder and former president Michael Farris.
The other author, Virginia Armstrong of Eagle Forum, refutes his denials.
Farris lives in Purcellville.
One of the most outspokenly anti-gay legislators in Virginia
(describing himself, only somewhat tongue-in-cheek, as "Virginia
's Chief Homophobe"), Marshall's name is on the 2006 Virginia "Marriage Amendment.
Any marriage entered into by persons of the same sex in another state or jurisdiction shall be void in all respects in Virginia
and any contractual rights created by such marriage shall be void and unenforceable.
Any judge who rules the provisions of this section to be unconstitutional shall be deemed to have committed malfeasance in office and may be subject to impeachment under the provisions of Article IV, § 17 of the Constitution of Virginia
These bills were killed in committee, as are most of Marshall's bills.
lives in Manassas.
Listed among VFF's
legislative "victories" are the defeat of a bill to repeal Virginia's
unconstitutional and widely ridiculed "Crimes Against Nature" law.
Virginia Armstrong, Ph.D., National Chairman, Eagle Forum's Court Watch*