Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

AP: Okla. pol's screed vs. gays sparks furor

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:56 PM
Original message
AP: Okla. pol's screed vs. gays sparks furor
Uh-oh! There go those gays again with their subversive 'agenda.' :crazy:



via Yahoo!:



Okla. pol's screed vs. gays sparks furor
By RON JENKINS, Associated Press Writer
Fri Mar 14, 6:05 PM ET



OKLAHOMA CITY - A YouTube audio clip of a state lawmaker's screed against homosexuality, which she called a bigger threat than terrorism, has outraged gay activists and brought death threats rolling in.

"The homosexual agenda is destroying this nation, OK, it's just a fact," Rep. Sally Kern said recently to a gathering of fellow Republicans outside the Capitol.

"Studies show no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted, you know, more than a few decades. So it's the death knell in this country.

"I honestly think it's the biggest threat that our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam, which I think is a big threat," she said.

The former school teacher has been a magnet for coast-to-coast condemnation, including a jab from comedian Ellen Degeneres, ever since someone posted her comments on the Internet last week. State police said they are investigating death threats against her.

Back home in the Bible Belt, though, the response has been mixed. Kern has gotten support from her fellow Republicans.

"I would submit to you that the vast majority of the folks in our caucus, particularly those who consider themselves conservative, stand with and support Sally," said state Rep. Randy Terrill. .......(more)

The complete piece is at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080314/ap_on_re_us/oklahom... ;_ylt=Av41ntkkiSm5bdL1rHc50jRvzwcF




Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:58 PM
Response to Original message
1. i hate that people like this are able to get into office. They shouldn't
be anywhere near any sort of power or decision making. :nuke:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:35 PM
Response to Reply #1
6. They usually don't campaign like this
and if it makes you feel any better, a lot of them get bounced right back out of office when they let their ugliness show.

Remember Falwell? He suggested that intolerant asshole Christians needed to be "stealth candidates" to get elected so they could push their agenda. He was evil as the hell he's gone to, but he wasn't stupid. He knew damned full well that when people got an earful of naked, raw, Christian hate they tended to vote against whomever was spewing.

They can't keep a lid on it forever, though, and when they out themselves, they often find themselves out after the next election.

I sincerely hope this pig is.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:39 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. Yep. let's hope the people vote for the unbigoted candidate.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:00 PM
Response to Original message
2. Death threats? Not so much from what I heard.
When asked to provide emails that included the supposed death threats, she was unable to do so.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:07 PM
Response to Reply #2
5. No doubt that she made it up. What a pathetic person she is.
These mouth-breathers never cease to amaze me.




Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:39 PM
Response to Reply #5
8. Standard M.O. for bigots
Racists use it too. I've seen it over and over.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:05 PM
Response to Original message
3. her son said something like fuck off mom I'm celibate if you must know
something like that anyway is what i read in this mornings paper. I bet its been a joy for him living in her world growing up.
She is not representative of me or anyone in my family even though we are fellow Oklahomans.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:06 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. In the story she also considers Islam a "threat"......
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 01:07 PM by marmar
..... This woman sounds like a real piece of .... work.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:01 PM
Response to Reply #4
10. No boutadoubt that
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:50 PM
Response to Original message
9. Apparently, she's never heard of Rome or Sparta
There are two kinds of idiots: those who know that they're deeply ignorant and are ashamed, and those who don't realize it but insist on displaying it proudly. Sally Kern is a fucking idiot.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Oct 24th 2014, 01:52 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC