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Kern doubles down on claim that homosexuality is ‘more dangerous’ than terrorist attacks

By Brian Tashman
Saturday, September 10, 2011

Oklahoma Republican state legislator Sally Kern spoke on August 31st with Peter LaBarbera of “Americans for Truth About Homosexuality to promote her new book, The Stoning of Sally Kern.

Kern is best known for saying that homosexuality is “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam.”

Sally Kern

Kern has tried to explain that her remarks were taken out of context and distorted by the media, but she repeated her claim that homosexuality is “more dangerous” than terrorist attacks while speaking with LaBarbera, lamenting that young people are “bombarded” with the message that “homosexuality is normal and natural.”

“It’s something they have to deal with every day,” Kern said, “Fortunately we don’t have to deal with a terrorist attack every day.”

“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?

“And you know, every day our young people, adults too, but especially our young people, are bombarded at school, in movies, in music, on TV, in the mall, in magazines, they’re bombarded with ‘homosexuality is normal and natural.’ It’s something they have to deal with every day. Fortunately we don’t have to deal with a terrorist attack every day, and that’s what I mean.”

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“It’s more dangerous, and yes I think that it’s also more dangerous because it will tear down the moral fiber of this nation. We were founded as a nation upon the principles of religion and morality, if we take those out from under our society we will lose what has made us a great nation, we will no longer be a virtuous people, which we see happening already. And without virtue this nation will not survive.”

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75 more reader comments:

  1. wat the fuck this bitch talkin about

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:12pm
  2. I WANNA PUNCH THIS WOMAN!

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:12pm
  3. Again… stupid bitch.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:12pm
  4. She is a flaming asshole…

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:14pm
  5. No, sorry. People like you are the dangerous ones, you ignorant whore.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:15pm
  6. She needs to be removed from office. Now.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:15pm
  7. another misinformed moron from the Republican side, no shortage of them either! How STUPID do they think the American public really are?

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:16pm
  8. this moterfuckin bitch wat the hell she sayin about Islam being a threat tht stupid bitch dont know shit

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:16pm
  9. this woman is being dumb………….

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:16pm
  10. The closest thing I have to a flame thrower is my charisma and I don’t think I can kill/damage anything but your ego with that.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:16pm
  11. She stoopid!

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:17pm
  12. that bitch just sad she cant get a guy

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:18pm
  13. She and Palin are alike. They say something then blame the “lame stream media” for their gaffes.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:18pm
  14. she’s an idiot.. ignorant bitch

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:18pm
  15. I don’t want to live on this planet anymore

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:19pm
  16. Hahahaha she’s stupid

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:19pm
  17. I’m more dangerous than terrorism? Why on Earth did I bother taking those self-defense martial arts classes? brb you guise starting a career as a bodyguard

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:19pm
  18. Argh .. . she’s so . . . so . . . nevermind .

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:20pm
  19. Funny its more so hetero people who attack everyone else, be it with words or violence! She is a terror to society promoting hatred!

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:20pm
  20. Wow! Umm, she’s insane!

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:20pm
  21. What a loon!

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:21pm
  22. crazy much?

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:25pm
  23. Dang, if these freaks keep coming out of the wood work I am going to run out of bullets for hitting them between the eyes. It is hard to believe how man people there are in the US that are so filled with hate.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:26pm
  24. Wow. DISLIKE!!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:27pm
  25. Assclown

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:28pm
  26. She’s probably a big lesbian herself

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:28pm
  27. 9/11 was a consequence of religious fundamentalism.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:30pm
  28. love is the most powerful weapon of all…. Gotta wonder what kinda screwed up person youd have to be to be so afraid of it though.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:33pm
  29. Hey, Sally Kern: BBOOOOOOO!!! ..now run & hide somewhere & shadap…. ‘-)

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:33pm
  30. If our country was founded on religious principals then why do we have Freedom of speech as our first amendment to our constitution? Then the freedom of religion(right there disqualifies her from any politically related debate or discussion – what a fruit bat.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:34pm
  31. :) just just mad cuz she’s fugly.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:36pm
  32. Fight ignorance with intelligence, guys. Fight hate with love. All of these negative, and somewhat violent reactions are bringing out the wrong kind of energy. These people devote their entire lives to hating people and getting others to join in on their hate parade. It certainly isn’t going to change if we behave the same way.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:39pm
  33. Short-minded idiot. ;)

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:44pm
  34. WHAT A BITCH, WHAT A BITCH, WHAT A CRAZY, STUPIT BITCH!!

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:46pm
  35. Ignorance is a terrifying thing.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:48pm
  36. How dare this bitch say that the relationship I have with the woman I love is more dangerous than a fanatical terrorist setting himself off in a crowded bus station. This dumb bitch needs also to get some education as to who’s been spreading AIDS over the last several years…STRAIGHT people being promiscuous. You wanna talk about being bombarded by something? How about the plethora of STRAIGHT songs promoting senseless one night stands?

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:48pm
  37. Maybe a liitle botox, a bottle of Clairol, and a real haircut will knock some sense into you……dumb bitch!

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:50pm
  38. Someone should punch the fucking teeth outta her mouth..

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:52pm
  39. Actually I never heard of this “writer” prior to this post. However, the latest planned distraction seems to be a return to Reagan’s “Culture of Intolerance,” on steroids, I can see the Nazi flags on the horizon…That people can obsess about other people’s sex lives, become cultural icons and get paid for it….again rendered speechless.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:57pm
  40. And ostracizes all but the most mental conservatives.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12:57pm
  41. Oh yeah, wait a minute, she’s the same one who said something about hunger being as “positive motivator” for kids to get summer jobs. I’m getting old, and crap like that gets buried deep in my brain’s “recycle bin”

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:03pm
  42. I’m sorry but what an ignorant bi*%h ! Is she seriously blaming homosexuality for Hiv/Aids and comparing homosexuality to terrorism? I don’t even know what to say because its so ridiculous and disgusting. Makes me sick to my stomach.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:15pm
  43. These shitty statements come from the same shitty people in the same shitty states…with Texas leading.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:16pm
  44. She’s obviously in the closet, future lesbian.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:18pm
  45. Arent her comments punishable by law for inciting hate???

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:19pm
  46. Oh my now that’s a new one.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:23pm
  47. We live in a corrupt government, they wouldn’t give a shit, unfortunately.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:23pm
  48. Her face gives me a sad.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:32pm
  49. Sickenly warped

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:45pm
  50. Since when is Islam a threat to America? Oh, right, since America just bunched all the followers of one of the largest religions on the planet in with extremists who were condemned by the rest of the Muslims.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:46pm
  51. I’m more scared of the Haters than us lovers!

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:05pm
  52. don’t get me started on what an idiot this woman is. Oh, and don’t forget she believes we lived among the dinosaurs, too.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:16pm
  53. I guess Rick Santorum hasn’t told her about a gay jihad – a terrorizing ‘queer eye for the straight guy’ kind of thing. We storm in and redo your hair, clothes, make up and your house . . .

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:32pm
  54. She is such a nutcase

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:47pm
  55. So many of us here are letting this breed anger. Hardly the necessary response. Me? As a genderqueer person embracing many world religions and mythologies, and anti-nationalist and pacifist, I’m pretty much the most “Dangerous” individual Ms. Kern could meet in a dark alley, according to her own words. Honestly? That’s a bit empowering. Anyone want to show me to her place? I could love and forgive the shit out of her. >:P

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:54pm
  56. My gaygenda?
    1. Love and be loved
    2. Protect family and friends
    3. Find my way in this world
    4. ???
    5. Scare the crap out of conservatives (and profit!)

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:56pm
  57. You know there’s this really great way of not being taken out of context, Don’t say it. Other than that, I’d like to hear the context where saying a tax paying member of society and a contributer to socety is actually worse than a taroist.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 3:15pm
  58. “…with the message that “homosexuality is normal and natural.”

    Hmmm. Given that homosexuality has existed in all cultures and at all times; and that hundreds of species of animals (other than us) exhibit being homo, it is a FACT that it’s normal and natural.

    What’s not normal and natural is to believe Bronze Age mythology as truth. After all, this is the 21st century, well past the Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment and well into the Age of Science.

    So, bi-yath. Get a f*kkin clue.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 3:19pm
  59. Express yourself brothers & sisters! If we don’t they will try to take that away from us too. + or – make your voice heard! 9/11 was a consequence of religious fundamentalism!

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 3:21pm
  60. Funnily enough, lesbians contract less STDs than heterosexuals. Oh the irony! And let’s not forget, anal sex is present in heterosexual relationships too.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 3:38pm
  61. omg, woman…. get a life

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 3:40pm
  62. She is just mad because she is uglier than Shirley Phelps and never gets laid. At least not by anything resembling a sentient life form

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 4:00pm
  63. What a freak.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 4:53pm
  64. Ignorance and she holds a public office, that’s what’s scary

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 6:29pm
  65. The people voting for this person are what concern me.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 7:28pm
  66. Jeff, you hit it on the head… though you obviously was not the first to deliver a blow to that f*cked-up skull. Nor the hardest hit, I’ll venture. JesusWept, if my dog had a head like Sally Kern’s I’d shave it’s ass and teach it to walk backwards. Forever, backwards – like her ‘thinking’.

    Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 10:26pm
  67. What a cunt face that woman has. You can see she missed a whole lot in life and that is love for all humans whatever they are, whatever their background.

    Get a life womman.

    Joop, Amsterdam The Netherlans

    Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 12:50am
  68. She is a pathetic, sad, unlovable human being… without a clue.

    Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 1:03pm
  69. I suspect you’re correct. Poor dear.

    Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 3:41pm
  70. stupid bitch…it’s always taken out of context…what a crock of shit

    Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 11:07pm
  71. because they havn’t proved that you don’t have to be gay to get aids or anything right? what a dumbass. the fact that she also said the religion of Islam is a threat to our country makes it even worse. honestly idk how anyone could listen to her she looks like a complete lunatic, like she just got cut out of the straight jacket.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 1:47pm
  72. NATHAN! YOU SAID IT, MY FRIEND. THOSE EYES ARE TRULY DEMENTED.

    Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 1:08pm
  73. Okay first of all, you can get AIDS without being gay. Secondly, which kills more: AIDS or Terrorism? Neither, Cancer from smoking kills more people in a year than AIDS, Terrorism, and drunk driving COMBINED.

    Oh and to be clear? Our nation is already crumbling because you’re fighting a losing battle and wasting taxpayer money. I spit on your face, and defecate on your front lawn.

    Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 6:11pm
  74. Countering homobigotry with violence (“I WANNA PUNCH THIS WOMAN!” “Someone should punch the fucking teeth outta her mouth..”), ableism (dumb, nutcase, crazy, insane, lunatic, demented, etc), and misogyny (bitch, cunt, whore) is NOT okay. Criticize and engage with what someone *says*, don’t attack their identity.

    Kern’s comments disgust me too, but discussion free of oppressive language helps everyone to feel safe. No harm in that.

    Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 7:28pm
  75. Shay, people are venting at a visible enemy, thats their right and understandable too. What I can’t fuckin understand is you, 5 words criticle of the abomination who is the subject of the article, and a shit load of moralising against those who have this space for themselves on these issues. >THATS< NOT OK – OK? Feel safe? I don't see anyone but you attacking anyone here. Your selfserving hidden agenda belongs elsewhere.

    Plus its time for the gloves to come off with these killers in more arenas than only this one. Debate with obvious morons? Lecture them on what a person capable of good conscious would already know? Get real! Their own words condem them, so let the criminals pay the debt they owe..

    Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 5:36am