I’ve held my tongue because I honestly didn’t listen to the audio until today because I thought, hey … gee, yet another Republican bashing gays. They do it all the time because, you know … gays are teh evil, right?
Okay, so Sally Kern – an ELECTED OFFICIAL who is the Oklahoma State Representative for District 84 – a Republican made a speech recently to for a conservative Christian group. In her speech she spoke about how homosexuality was more of a threat to the United States than terrorism (or Islam, her words). I’m sure she never expected that speech to be taped and released on YouTube, but there it is and it’s spread like wildfire across the world.
This did not become a national issue because a gay rights group made a video presentation using her recorded comments. It became a national issue because of her calling out various other states, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida. She did so by claiming that various city councils in those states have been “infiltrated” by gays.
Here’s the full text according to BBS News:
The homosexual agenda [Loud snap] is destroying this nation. OK? It’s just a fact. [Volume increases] Not everybody’s lifestyle is equal, just like not all religions are equal.
You know, the very fact that I’m talking to you like this here today, puts me in jeopardy. OK? Uh and I’m not anti, I’m not gay-bashing, but according to God’s word that is not the right kind of lifestyle, it has deadly consequences for those people involved in it, they have more suicides, uh and they’re more discouraged, there’s more illness, their uh lifespans are shorter, you know?
It’s, it’s, it’s not a lifestyle that is good for this nation.
‘Matter of fact, studies show, that no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted more than, you know, a few decades.
So it’s the death knell of this country.
I honestly think it’s the biggest threat even, that our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam, which I think is a big threat. OK?
Because what’s happening now, they’re going after er uh in schools – two year-olds!
You know why they’re trying to get early childhood education? They want to get our young children into the government schools so they can indoctrinate them! I taught school for close to twenty years and we’re not teaching facts and knowledge anymore folks, we’re teaching indoctrination. OK?
And they’re going after our young children, as young as two years of age, to try to teach them that the homosexual lifestyle is the acceptable lifestyle.
You know, gays are infiltrating city councils.
Do you know? Eureka Springs [Arkansas], anybody been there, for the [Great] Passion Play? [A "Creation Truth" production] OK, have you heard that the city council of Eureka Springs is now controlled by gays? OK?
There are some others. Uh, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Tacoma, Md.; Kensington, Md.; in Vermont, Oregon, West Palm Beach, Fla. and a lot of other places in Florida.
What’s happening? And they are winning elections. One of the things I deal with in our legislature, I tried to introduce a bill last year, that would notify parents, uh schools had to let parents know what clubs their students were involved in.
And the reason I did that bill, primarily, was this, we had the Gay-Straight Alliance coming into our schools.
Kids are getting involved in these groups, their lives are being ruined, their parents don’t know about it. So I introduced a bill that said you have to notify all clubs, and things. And one of my colleagues said, “Well, you know we don’t have a gay problem in my community, so that’s why I voted against that bill.”
Well you know what? To me that is so dumb. If you’ve got cancer or something in your little toe, do you say, Well you know I’m just gonna forget about it, ’cause the rest of you’s fine?
It spreads! OK?
And this, this stuff is deadly, and it’s spreading and it will destroy uh our young people, it will destroy this nation.
She stands by her words calling upon the “First Amendment” (freedom of speech):
I’m not gay bashing, but according to God’s word that is not the right kind of lifestyle… It has deadly consequences. What is wrong with me as an American exercising my free speech rights on a topic that is a very big issue today?
Kern is speaking with HATE, not morals. And people wonder why we want Republicans like HER out of office? I’m not against ALL Republicans, but when they stand up and give a person like Sally Kern a STANDING OVATION then there is a REAL problem here.
She mentions how “they” are “…going after our young children, as young as two years of age, to try to teach them that the homosexual lifestyle is the acceptable lifestyle.”
Lady, I’m STRAIGHT and teaching my 2 year old (now three) that the homosexual lifestyle is an ACCEPTABLE LIFESTYLE! Who CARES who someone ELSE falls for? Does it really reflect on a person how they have sex? I mean, seriously … I think a Senator who talks trash about gays, then solicits someone of the same sex in the bathroom is a little worse, don’t you think? Hypocritical people are way worse. If someone wants to serve America – land of the FREE and home of the BRAVE – and serve it for the better who CARES who they sleep with?!
Here is a video from the Ellen DeGeneres show (one of my favs, I ADORE Ellen) showing part of Ms. Kern’s disgusting speech and Ellen’s (and her audiences) reaction.
If you would like to voice YOUR opinion regarding Sally Kern’s speech you can find her information at her State Rep. Website.
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