According to Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern, homosexuality is a bigger threat than terrorism. Speaking before a small gathering she apparently was unaware her remarks were being recorded let alone about to be released on an audio clip on YouTube. According to the AP:
A YouTube audio clip of a state lawmaker's screed against homosexuality, which she called a bigger threat than terrorism, has outraged gay activists and brought death threats rolling in.You can read the entire story here.
"The homosexual agenda is destroying this nation, OK, it's just a fact," Rep. Sally Kern said recently to a gathering of fellow Republicans outside the Capitol.
"Studies show no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted, you know, more than a few decades. So it's the death knell in this country.
"I honestly think it's the biggest threat that our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam, which I think is a big threat," she said.
The former school teacher has been a magnet for coast-to-coast condemnation, including a jab from comedian Ellen Degeneres, ever since someone posted her comments on the Internet last week. State police said they are investigating death threats against her.
Back home in the Bible Belt, though, the response has been mixed. Kern has gotten support from her fellow Republicans.
Kern, who is finishing her second term, has tried unsuccessfully to pass bills to rid libraries' children's sections of books that have homosexual themes. She told the group that school children are being indoctrinated by gay activists.
"We're not teaching facts and knowledge any more, folks," she said. "We're teaching indoctrination, OK, and they are going after our young children, as young as 2 years of age, to try to teach them a homosexual lifestyle is an acceptable lifestyle."
In the same speech, she said gays are "infiltrating city councils" across the country.
"It spreads, OK, and this stuff is deadly and it's spreading and it will destroy our young people," she said. "It will destroy this nation."
Kern said she made these comments on about four different occasions to small groups of Republicans and she thinks the recording was made at one of these meetings in January. Various recordings of it have generated more than a million hits on YouTube.