(Welcome, C&L readers…UPDATE (3/11, 3PM): Sally Kern has put out a rip-roaring unrepentant press release!)
Mother of god, this is horrible. We nominate to the pantheon of homo hate Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern (firstname.lastname@example.org). She didn’t know that she was being recorded in a meeting, so we get the a nice insight about what she thinks of her gay and lesbian constituents. Perhaps she doesn’t think she has any.
About 30 seconds into this homobigoted, fact-free, BS screed, Rep. Kern actually says how she doesn’t hate gays (of course not!), then proceeds to continue on her tirade of filth.
Studies show, no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted for more than, you know, a few decades. . .
I honestly think it’s the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam.
They want to get them into the government schools so they can indoctrinate them.
…They are going after our young children, as young as two years of age, to try to teach them that the homosexual lifestyle is an acceptable lifestyle.
You know, gays are infiltrating city councils…did you know that the city council of Eureka Springs is now controlled by gays — they are winning elections.
One of my colleagues said We don’t have a gay problem in our community…well you know what, that is so dumb. If you have cancer in your little toe, do you just say that I’m going to forget about it since the rest of you is fine? It spreads! This stuff is deadly and it is spreading. It will destroy our young people and it will destroy this nation.
I don’t think you need to guess which party Kern belongs to. This is a woman who sits on the Education Committee in the OK legislature. She’s also a member of Mother Schlafly’s Eagle Forum.
UPDATE: More reaction to Kern’s rant from a Sexual Identity and Spirituality Conference at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
Members of the metro’s gay community are finding it hard to believe Kern also says homosexuality is a bigger threat than terrorism.
“What she’s saying is outrageous, and completely a betrayal of the public trust for someone who is elected to a public office,” Reverend Scott Jones of the Cathedral of Hope said.
…Reverend Jones says Kern’s rant is filled with everything but the truth. “Historical errors, psychological errors, scriptural errors, and just one thing after another that she makes in that speech,” Jones said.
A number of those attending say they plan to write, e-mail and call Representative Kern’s office first thing Monday morning and they’re urging the rest of America to do the same.
There is video or reactions — including an interview with Kerns, at this link.
Here is Blender Fritz’s response to Kern: