Sally Kern, an Oklahoma state legislator known for her outspoken stance against homosexuality, has come to the defense of New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. (D-Bronx), a Pentecostal minister and the lone Democrat to vote against marriage equality.
On Monday, Diaz said he wears “a badge of honor” and proudly touted the outpouring of support he has received from the Christian community for his ‘nay” vote on gay marriage, including this message from Kern:
“Sen. Diaz, you are in my prayers. Three years ago I was the target of the homosexuals because of statements I made regarding the dangers of the homosexual agenda. So I know what you are going through.
Continue to stand strong on God’s Word. What the homosexuals mean for evil toward you, God will use for His glory, your good, and the benefit of others. God bless you and your family.”
Kern, you might remember, made national headlines in March 2008 when she stated:
“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 our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam — which I think is a big threat, okay? Cause what’s happening now is they are going after, in schools, two-year olds… And this stuff is deadly, and it’s spreading, and it will destroy our young people, it will destroy this nation.”
In June 2009, Kern authored a “morality proclamation” blaming gay marriage and President Barack Obama’s acknowledgment of LGBT Pride month for the nation’s “economic crisis.”