if you haven’t heard, oklahoma state legislator sally kern recently made some “unfortunate” remarks about gays and terrorists:
“unfortunate” because according to what i have read since then includes the fact that, apparently, sally kern has a gay son, who she has disowned because of his sexuality:
when confronted by the (800,000-some and still rising) people who were offended by her comments, she said that if she had known she were being recorded, she wouldn’t have changed what she said, and she was not going to apologise for standing up for “god’s” word:
first, i wonder how pathetic, puny, childish minds like this ever get elected to public office, then i wonder why it is that when they make their pathetic, puny, childish opinions public like this, that there isn’t more public outcry to get them out of office… and then i remember that this is reality that we live in, and regardless of how nice it would be if we all just got along with each other and respected each other’s private lives without having to make pathetic, puny, childish statements about how “god” doesn’t approve of us, it’s simply not going to happen until we make a concerted effort to rid ourselves of the remaining pathetic, puny, childish mindset that currently plagues us as a whole.
i remember thinking that it was going to be my son’s generation that made the substantial changes that need to be made in our society in order to keep the human race from bombing ourselves into oblivion, but the older i get, the more i see that, even if my son’s generation gets a start on making those changes, it will still be a long, uphill battle to save the planet from ourselves. 8P
Sally Kern Scrubs Gay Son?
Mar 12, 2008
Uh-oh! Could foul-mouthed Sally Kern’s secret be out of the bag?
The Oklahoma lawmaker’s homophobic remarks have been the talk of the town recently, especially her assertion that gay folk are infiltrating schools to indoctrinate children. And, sensing a critical national spotlight, Kern made a very suspicious change to her official government homepage.
If you compare a March 4th cache and today’s version, you’ll notice that Kern and/or her staff deleted a biographical sentence mentioning her two adult sons, Jesse and Nathan. Obviously our warning bells went off, so we did a little digging and found something quite queer.
Consider comment seventeen on this Tulsa World article: “How come no-one asks this “supposed” christian woman..about her own GAY son? The one she basically has dis-owned…ahh so christian.”
What?! Kern and her Baptist preacher hubbie had a homo? And they disowned him? That’s some Alan Keyes shit…
A little more digital detective work dug up numerous postings naming Jesse as the outcast offspring. One even recalls Jesse’s time at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he was apparently “the biggest queen on campus”:
Another comment, punches holes through Kern’s religious extremism and suggests Jesse’s homosexuality pushed Sally Kern over the edge:
I see in this foolish woman much anger and resentment. Her beliefs are challenged within herself, because if she stands by them then she must accept her part in her son being a homosexual. She isn’t strong enough to do that. Instead, she has created a paranoid delusion that there is some vast conspiracy of gays infiltrating schools and governments to turn others gay and force their lifestyles on everyone. Her subconscious has created this great gay evil so she doesn’t have to blame herself and she says her son as a victim.
Had the gays infiltrated Jesse’s school and indoctrinated him then? Funny, how he attended Baptist schools. His attendence [sic] at Oklahoma Baptist University was marred by his repeated censure for cruising the school’s toilets. Had he been able to live his life openly he would not have had to engage in such actions.
Woof. Those are some allegations! And potentially disastrous for “family friendly” Kern. It also makes you wonder how Kern and her ilk sleep at night – and whether they understand the concept of “hell”.
Freedom or Hate?
March 11, 2008
Representative Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, says her only regret is her speech was out of context and that had she known she was being recorded, she would have said exactly the same thing. Many are demanding an apology; some are demanding she step down, saying she doesn’t have the right to represent anyone.
“I’m not going to apologize for standing up for God’s word,” says Rep. Kern.
“I stand today to say freedom and justice and equality for all God’s children,” says President of PFLAG Reverend Loyce Newton-Edwards.
Dozens gathered to talk about Representative Kern and her comments about homosexuals.
“The state of Oklahoma will not be within the United States of America a refuge of intolerance,” says Emanuel Synagogue Rabbi Russell Fox.
Kern says she stands by what she said, but she believes parts of her speech were misconstrued in the YouTube video which started getting attention Friday.
“I was talking about an agenda they had,” says Rep. Kern. “I wasn’t talking about individual people.”
“So today I say to Representative Kern, your speech is filled with hatred, discrimination, bigotry, and it must stop,” says Rev. Edwards.
“As a Christian I love homosexuals,” says Rep. Kern. “I love everybody. God loves everybody.”
Rep. Kern says it’s not hate speech, just her right to speak.
“I do think it’s a huge threat to the very fiber of our nation,” says Rep. Kern.
“As a state legislator, she has a responsibility to the people, and her words are inappropriate and potentially dangerous,” says Cathedral of Hope Reverend Scott Jones.
Rep. Kern says she has received thousands of e-mails–many of them threatening–and says there’s a double standard here.
“I don’t want my freedom of speech silenced,” says Rep. Kern. “Theirs shouldn’t be silenced. None of us should be engaging in hate speech. They are; I haven’t.”
Gay and lesbian supporters say change doesn’t come from hate but from open-mindedness. That’s something they say Representative Kern completely lacks.
“You are not more American because you are a heterosexual than the gays and lesbians you denounce,” says Rabbi Fox. “You are not more American as a Christian than Muslims and–by inference–those who aren’t Christian, such as myself that you say are less equal.”
There’s been demand that Speaker of the House Chris Benge, R-Tulsa, condemn Rep. Kern’s words saying–as the speaker–he shouldn’t stay quiet. As of right now, the speaker has made no comment.