(USA)–Turning next to Washington D.C., testimony, faith and real life are meeting today. A congressman is slated to be recognized as the ‘Distinguished Christian Statesman’ by a Capitol Hill ministry today. The Center for Christian Statesmanship’s Dr. Frank Wright explains what they are doing with the award. “Recognizing someone who sees their service and public life as a commitment that’s consistent with their faith, that is an expression of their devotion, to not only their country, but to their Savior and King, as well. This year’s recipient is Congressman Tom DeLay (R-TX), the Majority Whip.” Wright says it’s all about leading by example. “The purpose of the award is to elevate that individual as a role model, or as a high ideal that others might strive for, rather than to say that this person meets this criteria, and we give them a nine out of a possible ten.” This award showcases their mission in spiritual outreach, ministry training, and raising a vision for Christian statesmanship.