Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern (R) argues that homosexuality is “more dangerous” than terrorism because “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 appeared on the radio show of Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality recently, as part of the promotional tour for her book, called “The Stoning of Sally Kern: The Liberal Attack on Christian Conservatism – And Why We Must Take a Stand.”
“You know if you just look at it in practical terms, which has destroyed and ended the life of more people?” she asked. “Terrorism attack here in America or HIV/AIDS?”
“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,” she continued. “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 added: “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.”
Kern had initially made similar comments in March, 2008, saying that gay people are “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam.” She later argued that her comments were taken out of context.
TPM readers will remember Kern from the time she implied that black people don’t work as hard. She’s also called gay rights advocates “hateful” for saying “you’re born this way,” and said that gay marriage can lead to “group marriage or marriage to animals or children.”
h/t Right Wing Watch.
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