Murphey said that Oklahoma legislators are some of the highest paid
part-time legislators in the nation, making more than double the
regional average. He is using the donation to demonstrate that
legislators in Oklahoma should not be paid so much more than other
legislators in the region and to illustrate the importance of pro-life
services such as Crossroads.
“In order to reform government, we must cut out wasteful state
government spending. I hope most would agree that it is not a good
principle to pay legislators more than double the regional average,”
said Murphey, R-Guthrie.
Crossroads is a Christian-based non-profit organization focused on
supporting the values of the sanctity of human life, pre-marital
abstinence, and marital fidelity.
The services provided included limited pregnancy related medical
services, options education, client advocacy, support for prenatal
care, parenting education, post-abortion peer counseling, and
Crossroads offers abortion-vulnerable women a scan to confirm viable
pregnancies. Statistics show that 89 percent of abortion-minded women
choose life for their unborn babies after seeing them through
ultrasound and receiving truthful information about their options.
The amount donated reflects the difference in legislative pay and the
per capita pay in Oklahoma at the time Murphey was elected. During his
2006 campaign for office, Murphey pledged to continue making the
yearly pledge until legislative salaries are adjusted. Murphey
sponsors legislation to accomplish this goal during each term of the
State Representative Jason Murphey
State Capitol Building - Room #437
2300 North Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
1(405) 557-7350 (Office)
1(405) 315-5064 (Cell)
TCC Note: Rep. Murphey has never taken a cent from special interest groups, and he has been 'tithing' to this pro-life organization for several years. He has a score of 100% on the OK. Conservative Index, and he is the first homeschool graduate elected to the Sooner State lege.