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Sally Kern

By |2011-08-04T09:00:00-04:00August 4th, 2011|Opinions|

Creep of the Week

Haters gon’ hate, am I right?
And according to Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern, the most hateful thing you can say to a gay person is that they’re okay the way they are.
In a July 27 radio interview with the American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon, the two spun a rather perverse picture of the “compassion” they feel for homosexuals.
“As you just said, nobody hates the individual homosexual,” Wildmon says. “We want to see them come to repentance and know the Lord and have their lives changed, that’s what we want to see. So we have compassion for people like that.”
“People like that,” eh Wildmon? Nice. Sounds super compassionate.
Kern responds, “To me what is hateful is when those people who say ‘you’re born this way, there’s no hope in change, you’re stuck in this, deal with it.’ That is hate. There’s no hope in that.”
There’s just no arguing with Kern’s response. Definitely more compassionate to lie to gays, telling them that they’re broken and can be “fixed” if only they love the Lord enough.
Mind you, this is the same woman who told a group of her supporters, “I honestly think (homosexuality is) the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorist and Islam.” Then she claimed that gays want to get “our children” (“two-year-olds!” she shrieked).
She again evoked the specter of the homosexual menace in her interview with Wildmon.
“(I)n my opinion the homosexual movement is the tip of the spear,” she says. “They’re the ones who right now are beating down the door, have their foot in the door, trying to tear down the moral fiber of America. We have to stand up to that. The reason it’s the tip of the spear you don’t see ‘Adulterers Victory Fund’ out there trying to promote adultery. God’s people got to stand up to this.”
“Adulterers Victory Fund” is her swipe at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, a group she’s not an especially big fan of ever since they exposed her “gays are worse than terrorism” comments.
She and Wildmon address that little incident while discussing the title of Kern’s new book, “The Stoning of Sally Kern: The Liberal Attack on Christian Conservatism And Why We Must Take a Stand.”
“I didn’t choose that title, the publishing company did. I had ‘No Apology and No Regrets’ and they felt that was a little too bland. And so I came up with ‘Holyphobe’ because I was so sick and tired of being called a homophobe. I don’t hate or fear homosexuals, they’re sinners that need to be saved by grace, just like I’m a sinner. The only one I want to fear is the Lord,” she said. “They kind of played it off of the stoning of Steven in scripture. He was literally stoned and I was figuratively stoned.”
Figuratively stoned? Really? Sounds like someone has a persecution complex.
When Wildmon asks her to provide an example of her persecution, she offers the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund distributing her anti-gay rant, a rant, she says, that was only three minutes of a much longer talk. As if the rest of the talk would have somehow put “gays are worse than terrorists” in a more kindhearted context.
As if a public figure has any expectation of privacy when she gives public talks in which she says bat-shit crazy things, Wildmon goes out of his way to make clear that the Victory Fund “secretly taped” Kern’s talk.
Chill out Tim. She was giving a speech, not taking a dump. Well, not a literal one, anyway.

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