Meet Sally Kern, our Idiot of the Week
APART from the incredibly stupid things they say, the two things that best characterise Christian zealots,Â as far as I’m concerned, is their inability to type their crap without having the CAP LOCK ON, and their talent for writing books with m o n u m e n t a l l y wordy titles.
Case in point: The Stoning of Sally Kern: The liberal attack on Christian conservatism – and why we must take a stand. Phew!
I chose this book because Kern, 65, an Oklahoma state legislator, has been all over the blogosphere this past week as a result of her mentioning all the “death threats” she received following a controversial speech she gave to a Republican group about the “gay lifestyle”, and how The Gays pose a greater threat to America than terrorism.
You know if you just look at it in practical terms, which has destroyed and ended the life of more people? Terrorism attack here in America or HIV/AIDS? In the last twenty years, fifteen to twenty years, we’ve had maybe three terrorist attacks on our soil with a little over 5,000 people regrettably losing their lives. In the same time frame, there have been hundreds of thousands who have died because of having AIDS. So which one’s the biggest threat?
Kern, the wife of a Baptist minister – in conversation with “WallBuilders Live” radio hosts David Barton and Rick Green – said that she feared for her life during the days that followed her 2008 speech which caused such anger. She was on the show to plug The Stoning â€¦blah, blah, blah, which isn’t doing all that well. Amazon is selling it half-price, and the reviews promise an even bigger price plunge. Here’s “Father Bob’s” take on Kern’s paranoiac incursion into the world of fiction:
Wow, as a Protestant Minister, I have read a number of twisted false biblical interpretations. But, this venom-filled, self-serving diatribe really takes the cake. I have never seen so much misinformation in one place served up with so much hate. No wonder this is a vanity press book, I cannot imagine any legitimate publisher giving this a second look. Stay away from this tripe if you believe at all in the all- powerful love of God!
At any rate, the imbecile Barton sympathised with Kern, saying:
If you touch homosexuality, be prepared to pay a price, not just attacks, it’s gonna cost you economically, other things as well, may cost your life.
Kern is even stupider than she looks. She should have kept her silly trap shut about those “death threats” because, apparently, none were ever sent.
Sure, some angry gays wished her dead, but that’s not tantamount to an actual threat. Her original “death threat” wail sparked an investigation by THREE members of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation who were deployed to trawl through 7,000 of her emails, but apparently they found nothing to merit a prosecution.
How much, I wonder, did that little exercise cost the taxpayer?
In her speech to a group of Republicans about gays and their lifestyle, Kern said:
I’m not gay-bashing. But according to God’s word that is not the right kind of lifestyle â€¦ Studies show no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted more than a few decades. It is not a lifestyle that is good for this nation.
After her rant, State Governor Brad Henry said he was disappointed in Kern’s comments, which were recorded and posted on the video sharing website YouTube by the Washington, DC-based Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. Henry said he believed public officials should “cool the rhetoric”.
“I don’t think it represents Oklahoma,” Henry said. He said his religious beliefs teach him to be tolerant of diverse lifestyles and viewpoints. “Think before you speak,” the Governor added.
Oklahomans have love and tolerance for all people.
Chuck Wolfe, President and CEO of the Victory Fund, wrote a letter to Kern, saying her words could have real-life consequences.
What you said is not OK, but that’s not because most sensible people disagree with it. It’s because your words give aid and comfort to those who would hurt, maim and even kill people who are different from you. The point of the Victory Fund’s releasing your speech was to draw attention to the fact that even elected leaders like you are saying some nasty and potentially dangerous things about your fellow citizens. Our mission is to elect people to counter your hate and bigotry with honesty and courage.
Hat tip: BarrieJohn