Oklahoma lawmaker Sally Kern should have kept her mouth shut. Not only did her anti-gay comments offended countless people, but it may be costing Oklahoma City a lucrative deal. Rumor has it that Kern’s remarks may have scared away a lesbian automotive executive who wanted to open an office in the area.
The deal, to be brokered by real estate giant Staubach Co., has not yet been taken off the table, but “local business leaders” claim the San Francisco-based lesbian ain’t amused. Staubach refuses to divulge the details, of course…
From Journal Record:
But Tom Maloney, vice president of California-based Staubach Co., would neither confirm nor deny that the 1,000-employee, AAA-rated client companyâ€™s top executive is a lesbian who expressed concern over Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kernâ€™s recent anti-homosexual statements, as has been the topic circulating among local business leaders.
Roy Williams, president of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, said the issue is a major concern the chamber is trying to address. He confirmed a Staubach consultant was troubled by Kernâ€™s comments during a recent visit to the city. â€œHe told us straight up â€¦ â€˜I cannot recommend to any of my clients that they should consider Oklahoma City because of that,â€™â€ Williams said. â€œWhen you have one of the nationâ€™s premier relocation experts making those statements, you should pay attention to that and not dismiss it.”
Maybe people would feel better if Kern were publicly censured. Or burned at the stake. (We kid! We kid!)