4. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO)
According to Representative Musgrave, “Government doesn’t have all the answers.” Rather, she asserts, “Jesus Christ is the answer to every problem we face in our country today.” And according to Musgrave, she has played an important part in narrowing the gap between the federal government and Jesus. How important? Musgrave has been the House leader of the effort to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, an endeavor she views to be “the most important issue we face today.”

To underscore the critical nature of her efforts, Musgrave has reminded people that the “future is grim unless we do what we need to do to win this battle,” and that “if we have gay marriage, our religious liberties are gone.”

But those poised to answer Musgrave’s clarion call are going to have to cool their heels—she announced in January that she would not be introducing her gay marriage legislation this session. While she has attributed this pulling back to her desire to see how things play out at the state level, it’s not unreasonable to suspect that her newfound reticence may have more to do with concerns stemming from her narrow election victory last November.