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Kern Scaring Away Gay Honcho?

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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 company’s top executive is a lesbian who expressed concern over Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern’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 Kern’s comments during a recent visit to the city. “He told us straight up … ‘I cannot recommend to any of my clients that they should consider Oklahoma City because of that,’” Williams said. “When you have one of the nation’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!)

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Apr 16, 2008
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  • 7 Comments
    • ajax
      ajax

      Two words for Ms. Kern: Ha, ha!

      Apr 16, 2008 at 10:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hephaestion
      Hephaestion

      Kern is a fool whose stupid lazy hatred will ensure her a stupid pathetic life.

      Apr 16, 2008 at 10:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Maverick69
      Maverick69

      Her life is already pathetic.

      Apr 16, 2008 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob R
      Bob R

      Good. This is the best way to cause these GOP bigots pain, hit them in the pocketbook. Cost her or her constituents money and jobs and let it be widely known that her homophobia/bigotry is the reason and things will change. The only thing Americans understand and respond to is money and violence. Especially money, especially now, with our economy in the toilet.

      Apr 16, 2008 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      I don’t have a good feel for what is really going on in the heartland but some say she fires up the zealots and others say her stupid comments actually enlighten a lot of Americans who weren’t really aware there were such idiots and bigots in office. I’m glad Queerty is reporting this, but do most posters feel Sally is helping or hurting us?

      Apr 16, 2008 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jimmer
      Jimmer

      Time to boycot Oklahoma. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to go there and spend money (other than donating to the local church)

      Apr 16, 2008 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jamesnimmo
      jamesnimmo

      Loving the Hater
      While Hating the Hate

      (OKLAHOMA CITY) I found a link recently to a blog (www.bilerico.com) that contains a comment (http://tinyurl.com/4qdbph) written in reaction to reading the main story about the Oklahoma City chapter of PFLAG and their recording of Rep Sally Kern (http://tinyurl.com/2zbpgn) that catches Kern in her spider web of hubris and cant.

      Like the author, I too, am very disappointed with the approach of “loving the hater while hating the hate.”

      Of course, I respect our supporters who use their close relationship with Jesus to try and gain support for LGBT citizens and other minorities who are used for verbal target practice in the war for suppression of civil rights.

      I’m delighted the Oklahoma City PFLAG chapter was able to document the duplicity of Sally Kern and record with her permission the lies she later reported as irresponsibility on the part of PFLAG. This single incident should show you the arrogance and madness that is being passed off as legislative Republican leadership. Not one elected official in Oklahoma from either major party has come strongly to the defense and support of the LGBT taxpayers living in Oklahoma.

      Had Kern used race, skin color, or ethnic origin as her subject I bet the rent she would be renewing her teaching certificate today and looking for a school that would hire her.

      The First Amendment guarantees both sides the freedom to practice their respective religious viewpoints and the market place in which to talk about them.

      However, this same First Amendment does NOT give either side permission to encode their religious viewpoints into CIVIL law. I feel this is where we miss the boat in establishing our birthright to equal treatment under judicial law, and not the ten laws of Deuteronomy.

      There will always be a bible verse to trump the opposing bible verse resulting in a version of ping-pong skirmishes with Jesus as the referee.

      The writer gives some specific examples of public, peaceful protest that we can engage in to show that LGBTs are neither the doormats nor the monsters our enemies make us to be.

      It’s odd that our suppressors are either afraid to be in the same room with us, fearing for their own bodily integrity, keeping their knees close together; or they dismiss us as dippy airheads, frivolous and irresponsible. How can we be both at the same time?

      Their response shows more about the fiction in their minds then about the truth of our lives.

      Until we get out of the religious justification business the more we’ll be dragged into its historical quagmire. Look at the present wars being fought around the world and you’ll see religious intolerance at the root.

      Our LGBT equality will have to be established in the legislatures and the courthouses in all fifty states without religious prejudice tipping the scales of justice.

      Apr 16, 2008 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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