Oklahoma Lawmaker: Gays Are Biggest Threat to U.S.
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
Here’s a quiz: What’s the most potentially harmful phenomenon or issue threatening our nation? Our use of torture on suspected terrorists? Hawks in the White House? If you guessed either of those, according to Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern, you’re wrong—homosexuality is America’s worst scourge. Guess who won’t be voting for Rep. Kern in her next bid for office?
State Rep. Sally Kern (R) made the remarks in a speech to a small group of people and did not know that she was being recorded.
“Studies show that no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted more than, you know, a few decades,” Kern said in her speech.
“I honestly think it’s the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism and Islam.
“They’re going after our young children as young as two years of age, trying to teach them that the homosexual lifestyle is an acceptable lifestyle.
“One of my colleagues said we don’t have a gay problem here in our community. ... You know what, to me that is so dumb. If you got cancer or something in your little toe, do you say you’re just going to forget about it because the rest of you is fine? It spreads. And this stuff is deadly and it spreads and it will destroy our young people and it will destroy this nation,” Kern concludes.
Not OK: The Victory Fund has launched a campaign to let Oklahoma lawmaker Kern know her words have been heard.