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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:36 PM
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A brilliant reply to Sally Kern (anti-gay OKC politician)
A letter to Sally Kern from a boy whose mother was killed in the OKC bombing.


Rep Kern:

On April 19, 1995, in Oklahoma City a terrorist detonated a bomb that killed my mother and 167 others. 19 children died that day. Had I not had the chicken pox that day, the body count would've likely have included one more. Over 800 other Oklahomans were injured that day and many of those still suffer through their permanent wounds.

That terrorist was neither a homosexual or was he involved in Islam. He was an extremist Christian forcing his views through a body count. He held his beliefs and made those who didn't live up to them pay with their lives.

As you were not a resident of Oklahoma on that day, it could be explained why you so carelessly chose words saying that the homosexual agenda is worst than terrorism. I can most certainly tell you through my own experience that is not true. I am sure there are many people in your voting district that laid a loved one to death after the terrorist attack on Oklahoma City. I kind of doubt you'll find one of them that will agree with you.

I was five years old when my mother died. I remember what a beautiful, wise, and remarkable woman she was. I miss her. Your harsh words and misguided beliefs brought me to tears, because you told me that my mother's killer was a better person than a group of people that are seeking safety and tolerance for themselves.

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Rest of the letter at the link:

http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2008/03/a_brilliant_...



Note: The gossip site perezhilton.com reports that Mrs. Kern has a gay son,
Jesse Kern.






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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:39 PM
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1. What a beautiful letter.
I only hope she reads it.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:58 PM
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2. I read elsewhere that her son also turned out to be gay
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 09:00 PM by DS1
here's the link, but of course I can't vouch for it.

http://3ne.com/homophobic-state-rep-sally-kerns-son-gay...
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Bunkie0913 Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:51 AM
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9. I live in OK
and participate on a state Dem discussion board. The Sally Kern blunder has been a topic of many a thread. Here is the reply to the rumor that her son is gay (not that there is anything wrong with that!).

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The son of a state lawmaker who has condemned homosexuality as a worse threat to the U.S. than "terrorists or Islam" said Friday he wants it known that he is "straight and not gay."

Jesse Kern, son of Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said information purporting that he is gay, which has appeared on several blogs, is damaging to himself and his family.

Kern, 31, said he feels the media has a responsibility to seek out the truth, then report it.

Kern, who said he is affiliated with the Des Moines School of Metaphysics, said that he chooses to be celibate, but he is not homosexual.

"First of all, no one's sexuality is anyone's business. It is not even my mother's business," he said. "I practice celibacy to give to my God," he said.

Kern said metaphysics helps teach him such things such as concentration, which has helped him keep focused with all the adverse publicity surrounding his mother's comments.

Kern said his mother's comments apparently were taken out of context. He has not chosen to listen to the audio version that has been disseminated widely throughout the nation.

Kern's views differ from those of his mother, although he applauds her for standing up for what she believes, and thanks his parents for his good upbringing. His father is a Baptist minister in Oklahoma City.

He said the purpose of sex is reproduction, and it is the function of the animal body.

"But we are more than animals, and we can use sex for a tool of deep relationship with another person."

Kern added that what is more important than whether it be a relationship with someone of the same sex, is that there "needs to be honor in any relationship whether it is a straight or gay relationship."





Copyright 2008, World Publishing Co. All rights reserved

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=2...

I had seen a reference to Jesse Kern with the Des Moines School of Metaphysics on Google, but I thought that was even weirder and thus, less likely.

http://www.som.org/13secrets/Course/acoursedirectory.ht...
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List left Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:22 PM
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3. The bush regime seems to only recognize "Islamic" terrorism
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 09:23 PM by List left
The bush regime seems to only recognize "Islamic" terrorism and Eco terrorism not Christian fundamentalist terrorism, racial terrorism, homophobic terrorism...
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kimmylavin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:15 PM
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4. Wow.
Great letter - try to read the whole thing.
Nice to know this kid's going out into the world; we need more like him.
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IndependentDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:42 AM
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5. have you seen what the Conservatives think about this?
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 12:46 AM by IndependentDem
this young man tells a very touching story. what is sad is that conservatives are actually applauding Kern, calling her a "Brave woman" and saying shit like "About time someone has the balls to say this" sometimes our differences with republicans just slaps you in the face.
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GOPBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 03:10 AM
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6. "The homosexual agenda is worse than terrorism."
What in the fucking hell is wrong with people? Seriously. Can someone fill me in? How does one get that fucking psychotic. Anyone with any psychology background here to let me know? I'm curious.

That was a brilliant letter.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:16 AM
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7. kick for the morning crowd.
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POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:30 AM
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8. K&R n/t
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