The Louisiana Family Forum, our arbiter of piety and righteousness, has released its Legislative Scorecard for the 2011 session. The LFF grades lawmakers in both chambers of the Legislature according to their votes on more than a dozen pieces of legislation the influential Christian lobbying group considered important, either for passage or defeat. Among them were Lafayette Rep. Rickey Hardy’s bill to increase the academic standards required for participation in high school athletics, which the LFF supported, and New Orleans Rep. Austen Badon’s bill to expand the protection criteria in an anti-bullying bill, which the anti-gay LFF opposed on the grounds the bill included protections against bullying based on “sexual orientation.”

As expected, Democrats tend to cluster near the bottom of the LFF’s scorecard, many receiving ratings considered “hostile” to LFF’s agenda. With a few exceptions Lafayette and Acadiana solons tended to settle into the middle of the pack.

See how your rep or senator scored here.

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