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Oklahoma governor, legislative leaders mum on Sally Kern’s homophobic remarks

Friday, September 16, 2011

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Thursday announced that its members and supporters have sent 200,000 emails calling on Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (R) and the state’s legislative leaders to denounce Republican State Rep. Sally Kern’s recent homophobic remarks in which she claimed that homosexuality is “more dangerous” than terrorism.

Sally Kern

Kern, who in 2008 said that homosexuality is “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam,” recently appeared on Peter LaBarbera’s paid radio broadcast to explain that her remarks were taken out of context and distorted by the media, but instead repeated her claim that homosexuality is “more dangerous” than terrorist attacks, and lamented that young people are “bombarded” with the message that “homosexuality is normal and natural.”

“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.” Kern said.

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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.”

The notoriously anti-gay LaBarbera is president of the one-man anti-gay operation, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, which is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Governor Fallin, Speaker of the Oklahoma House Kris Steele, and Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman did not return calls from LGBTQ Nation seeking comment, nor have they publicly commented on Kern’s latest attacks on the LGBTQ community.

“The silence of Governor Fallin and Oklahoma’s legislative leadership is deafening, particularly given the number of people we now see calling on them to speak out,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese, in a statement.

“Enough is enough. Sally Kern has a long track record of outrageously slandering LGBT Americans, ethnic and religious groups, and women. It’s time for Oklahoma’s leaders to stand up to her bigotry and hold her accountable for her remarks,” Solmonese said.

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19 more reader comments:

  1. Bi*ch should be tossed out of office.

    Posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 10:11pm
  2. absolutely amazing. Just when you think it can’t get any more insane.

    Posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 10:12pm
  3. She makes my skin crawl! She’s so hateful, it’s disgusting! I think she’s a closet-dweller. She and Marcus Bachmann share a closet:)

    Posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 10:22pm
  4. I’ve learned that when I see her face, I should expect some bigotry. :P

    Posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 10:26pm
  5. I think if you took her out to a farm and chicken-cut her head off atop a tree stump, her body would go running around the barnyard while her head continued to spew anti-gay hate speech.

    Posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 10:37pm
  6. she looks like a deranged sociopath, im so over these hate mongers in office and obviously she is not being chastized because Oaklahomas leaders agree with her, very scary…to have a sick woman like in any office

    Posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 11:53pm
  7. one look at her alky face and you know 1) gay hubby left her 2)she’s totally unfuckable!

    Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 12:46am
  8. Well, now its known: Oklahomophobic, where cowards rule.

    Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 5:59am
  9. She should be kicked out of office. The truth is Sheffield will not be, she will aloud to continue with anti gay agenda. Nothing will. hanger here in Oklahoma.

    Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 6:21am
  10. I hate my smart phone lol. Oklahoma will not change

    Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 6:23am
  11. Pray for the scary b tramp!

    Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 7:47am
  12. Ugly as hell and weird, creepy eyes. She’s a state representative? Why isn’t she at home being submissive and baking a pie for her husband? Imagine…a woman not only being allowed to vote, but to hold public office? What’s happened to the moral fabric of our great nation? Oh, right, forward thinking people helped make these things possible. She’s a prune and a prude.

    Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 7:47am
  13. “Ugly as hell and weird, creepy eyes. She’s a state representative? ” Now I guess there is not only a double standard for racism, but liberals can call people ugly, which I thought that was thought was bullying and a low way to make an argument with someone. Oh well, I guess hypocrisy is the fire and exposing is the water. Only thing is, you can’t put out a blaze with a cup.

    Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 11:44am
  14. I had a petition with over 5K signatures against her in 2008 no one in Government in Oklahoma gives a @^@%!!
    I hope this finally gets her fired.
    She is also know for trying to dictate what books are in or not allowed in the public school libraries!
    Thankfully we home school! Imagine that creature sorting out the books your kids have access to in public school!

    Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 11:16pm
  15. Sally Kern of Oklahoma, You have some explaining to do. Would you please tell the rest of the world about all these countries that have fallen into ruin from Gay people. In your public address, you stated. “No country has survived for more than a few decades due to homosexuality” So please provide the list of countries so we may check your facts. Also you stated that we are trying to indoctrinate children. Well, I see a woman trying to indoctrinate children into a life of HATE and INTOLERANCE?? So who is the bigger evil here??

    Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:25am
  16. Oh yeah, it was Christians who destroyed the Mayans!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:26am
  17. Sally Kern of Oklahoma, You have some explaining to do. Would you please tell the rest of the world about all these countries that have fallen into ruin from Gay people. In your public address, you stated. “No country has survived for more than a few decades due to homosexuality” So please provide the list of countries so we may check your facts. Also you stated that we are trying to indoctrinate children. Well, I see a woman trying to indoctrinate children into a life of HATE and INTOLERANCE?? So who is the bigger evil here??

    Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:28am
  18. Oh and I almost forgot. It was Christians who destroyed the Mayan Civilization.

    Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:29am
  19. Please don’t think that Kern shows what all Oklahomans are like! Yes it is a primarily “red” state, but there are still open minded people here, I promise!

    Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 12:20am