Sally Kern’s Anti-Gay Op-Ed

Oklahoma lawmaker Sally Kern simply can’t quit her anti-gay ways. After coming out last week against gay discrimination, Kern took pen to paper and published an op-ed in which she again rails against the so-called “gay agenda:”

Anyone who thinks there is no homosexual agenda need only look here in Oklahoma to the newly formed Equal Rights Project created to help elect candidates by bridging the gay/straight community. The Equal Rights Project states “We felt we were uniquely qualified to help those running in the South and the Bible Belt. Running in these communities is much different than in California and New York. Our idea was to train, educate and support all candidates who support equal rights for all.”

Homosexuals are already citizens who have equal rights. They want “special rights” for the acceptance of their deviant lifestyle. I’m thankful that Oklahoma is different than California and New York. I pray it stays that way.

Kern’s letter also cites right wing “research” indicating that gays aren’t “born that way:”

Homosexuals insist they are born gay, yet a study by Dr. Neil Whitehead and Briar Whitehead on various cultures states: “If homosexuality were influenced by genes, it would appear in every culture, but in 29 of 79 cultures surveyed in 1952, homosexuality was rare or absent.”

The gay rights movement, of course, didn’t get off the ground until 1969. There’s no doubt in our mind that most 50s-era homos wouldn’t readily come out for fear of social alienation. But we wouldn’t expect Kern to understand such internal turmoil. Nor can we comprehend why Kern and her ilk believe people would willingly join a group that has faced and continues to face such widespread discrimination. We would have to be certifiably insane.

Kern’s vile politics doesn’t stop with the gays. Homo-journo Michael Heaton attended Kern’s University of Central Oklahoma appearance last night and reports that she refers to non-Christians as “infidels” and that Christianity stands as the only path to salvation. It seems to us that despite Kern’s claims that we gays are worse than terrorists, it’s she who hold more in common with Islamic fundamentalists than any homo we know.

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  • unclemike

    Homosexuals are already citizens who have equal rights.

    Really? You mean I can now marry my partner who is stuck in Hong Kong because of an expired visa?

    No? Then STFU Kern, you hateful small-minded busy-body.


    –Uncle Mike, unsaved infidel

  • john

    So our US laws benefit Ms. Kern but work against us? Simple solution:

    Those with rights – pay taxes.

    Those without have already stopped paying taxes.


  • a. mcewen

    Two things stood out in Kern’s letter to the editor:

    The study “The Longevity of Homosexuals” found that the average lifespan for lesbians is only slightly higher than that of homosexual men.

    I looked it up. And that is a study conducted by our friend Paul Cameron. The entire piece is called The longevity of homosexuals: Before and after the AIDS epidemic

    If you aren’t familiar with Cameron, let me give you a few facts about him:

    1982 – He invented a story about a child being mutilated in the bathroom by a gay man. When the police investigated and found the story to be false, he admitted to making it up.

    1983 – He was kicked out the American Psychological Association after an investigation that he distorted the work of six researchers to prove negative theories about gay men.

    1984 – A. Nicholas Groth, director of the Sex Offender Program at the Connecticut Department of Corrections, complained to the Nebraska Board of Examiners of Psychologists about Paul Cameron’s usage of his work to make the claim that gays molest children at a high rate.

    1985 – The Midwest Sociological Society censures Paul Cameron. Also, the American Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems both pass resolutions against him.

    Like pretty much all of Cameron’s work, the study, The Longevitity of Homosexuals, derives from his infamous 1983 survey regarding gays and lesbians. The survey contained many errors. Of over 4,000 people asked questions regarding sexual behavior, only 65 claimed to be gay or lesbian. Also, even before the study was completed, Cameron had publicly said it will prove negatives about gays and lesbians.

    Kern also says:

    “The International Journal of Epidemiology” states that the mortality rate for those engaging in homosexual relations before age 20 have their life expectancy reduced by as much as 30 years.”

    What Kern does not tell readers is that in 2001, the authors of the study went on record with the International Journal of Epidemiology saying that the religious right was distorting their work:

    “Over the past few months we have learnt of a number of reports regarding a paper we published in the International Journal of Epidemiology on the gay and bisexual life expectancy in Vancouver in the late 1980s and early 1990s. From these reports it appears that our research is being used by select groups in US and Finland to suggest that gay and bisexual men live an unhealthy lifestyle that is destructive to themselves and to others. These homophobic groups appear more interested in restricting the human rights of gay and bisexuals rather than promoting their health and well being.”

    Kern is a perfect example of what happens when ignorant people are elected to office.

  • fanboi

    Did the bitch ever consider that homosexuality may be rare or absent in some cultures because they put gay people to death? Has she been taking public polls in Iran?

  • REBELComx

    Wait…so after agreeing that we shouldn’t be discriminated agains in the work place, she says we are looking for “special” rights? Damn woman is about as self contradicting as the bible she is thumping.

  • James Nimmo

    Rep. Sally Kern Slaps P-FLAG’s Other Cheek

    Kern Insists P-FLAG is Lying and Dissembling

    Too Close to Home?

    (OKLAHOMA CITY) After Rep. Sally Kern met with three community leaders, one of whom is the president of the Oklahoma City P-FLAG chapter, in her Oklahoma City capital office on Thursday, March 27, P-FLAG issued the following statement—

    P-FLAG blog:

    However, Rep. Kern says P-FLAG used the meeting to put words in her mouth which she did not say. You can read her rebuttal statement here: or

    I believe the meeting was recorded and that whatever was said by either party can be verified. This additional recording should be very valuable in the near future.

    As I’ve said before when dealing with rabid religious fundamentalists it is not possible to expect them to behave in the way they are usually treated by our progressive friends, that is with civility and respect and the expectation the fundies will honor the words they have said. Since they act figuratively rabid, so should they be handled with figurative very thick gloves and a large physical distance between you and them.

    I am acquainted with the three people with whom Rep Kern met, all of them of the progressive, religious mode of thinking and action, and I have no doubt of their honesty and integrity.

    For Rep. Kern to state clearly and unequivocally that she was “used” in her discussion with them is nearly tantamount to the original outrageous speech she made that was recorded on Youtube. You can hear the complete audio from which the Youtube post was made of her speech and the transcript here:
    This example of double-speak shows that Rep. Kern and her Konservative Korps of followers, that now includes the Thomas Moore Law Center, and the American Family Association,, are not to be trusted.

    Just as with Fred Phelps and his “God Hates Fags” project, the second move Kern has made after gaining your attention with blood-curdling words is to then claim any criticism of Kern makes her a victim, violating her First Amendment freedoms, and the criticizer is the perpetrator of suppression.

    Kern does not know what responsibility means, she does not know the difference between free speech and irresponsible speech.

    With the information here you can let Rep. Kern know who you think is telling the truth, she or P-FLAG.

    Here is a link to another story in the Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City:
    with more explanation from Loyce Newton-Edwards, the OKC P-FLAG president.

    In my opinion the P-FLAG members are acting honorably so I have to wonder why Rep. Kern would now be adverse to any further meetings with the Oklahoma City chapter of P-FLAG.

    P-FLAG is as non-partisan as a gay/lesbian support group can get since it’s a 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization.

    Having talked face-to-face with gay-friendly advocates does Kern feel that further contact with Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is raising too much heat in her own kitchen for comfort?

    James Nimmo
    Oklahoma City

  • Dick Mills

    I think that her opponent for the house seat, Ron Marlett, should demand that the paper grant him equal time. He doesn’t have to counter her stupid arguments other than to say that they are stupid. But I think his best tactic would be to continue to stress the point that her rabid hatemongering / fearmongering is counter productive, and clearly points out her own personal agenda that has nothing to do with the needs of her constituency.

    Dick Mills

  • Shaun Tom

    I swear. This woman has more twists and turns than a country dirt road… And she’s just as backwards.

  • John

    Who needs California and New York anyway. They’re only the 5th and 11th largest economies in the world.

    (rolls eyes)

    Without California and New York, America would be the overcrowded, religious, and corrupt “Third World” country the GOP always wanted. That’s right…with your help rednecks, we can become the next Zimbabwe!

  • Dick Mills

    I just re-read her op-ed piece, and then went to the CDC site, and caught her in another lie. She said that:

    According to the CDC, men who have sex with men (MSM) have an HIV prevalence 60 times higher than the general population. The CDC found that MSM comprise only 1-2 percent of the population yet account for 64 percent of all syphilis cases.

    The CDC web site says:

    In the United States, health officials reported over 36,000 cases of syphilis in 2006, including 9,756 cases of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis. In 2006, half of all P&S syphilis cases were reported from 20 counties and 2 cities; and most P&S syphilis cases occurred in persons 20 to 39 years of age. The incidence of P&S syphilis was highest in women 20 to 24 years of age and in men 35 to 39 years of age. Reported cases of congenital syphilis in newborns increased from 2005 to 2006, with 339 new cases reported in 2005 compared to 349 cases in 2006.

    Between 2005 and 2006, the number of reported P&S syphilis cases increased 11.8 percent. P&S rates have increased in males each year between 2000 and 2006 from 2.6 to 5.7 and among females between 2004 and 2006. In 2006, 64% of the reported P&S syphilis cases were among men who have sex with men (MSM).

    So, the lying-liar Sally twisted the facts to suit her hatemongering . . . why am I not suprised?

    Dick Mills

  • Snaketat

    I am afraid that most of the crap that comes out of this person’s mouth is intended to get a reaction–and more publicity for here.

    Since she represents an area that seems to enjoy here hate inspired words, that publicity does more for here than you can imagine.

    Perhaps we just need to freeze here out. Once she stops getting noticed, maybe she will stop trying so hard to piss people off.

  • Paul

    She protest to much, Come out of the closet Sally

  • Alan down in Florida

    If her opponent isn’t as despicable maybe we should all skip lunch one day this week and forward what we would otherwise have spent to his campaign fund.

  • codymurp

    Would you quit posting about anything that this stupid bitch says? Please?

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