Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern Says People Who Disagree With Her are Stoning God

Sally KernDo you remember Republican Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern? Back in 2011, she self-published book, The Stoning of Sally Kern: The Liberal Attack on Christian Conservatism. Yes, it means what you think it means: she ranks herself amongst the great martyrs of history. Why? Because she said some truly reprehensible things about homosexuality and people responded about as you’d expect: they were offended.

Well, you know what it means when you’re offended by the hate-filled rhetoric of the Religious Right: You’re persecuting them.

Here’s how it started: In March 2008 she told a small gathering that the gay “agenda” is a bigger threat to our country than terrorists. Her speech was recorded and released to the public and then the fun started, resulting in her self-pitying, self-published book. Fast forward to September 2011, and we find her talking to Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality to whom she reiterats her claim, saying,

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. And without virtue this nation will not survive.

Appearing recently on a radio program, In the Market, Kern again stood by that claim complained about being made out to be an idiot for making that claim so that she’ll “be intimidated and not speak out anymore.” This is where most sane people might shrug and say, “Welllllllll…”

But the oft-stoned Kern felt the need to justify her words to host Janet Parhsall, because, well, maybe we just didn’t understand:

I was using what I used as a teacher, you know when you’re teaching high school students you try to find something they can relate to, to share a concept with, so they can grasp the concept better. So everybody understands terrorism destroys people’s lives, it destroys property. All I meant was, all I was saying was the homosexual agenda is destroying people’s lives. More people have died from AIDS than have died from a terrorist attack here in America. It’s destroying the moral fiber of our nation, that’s all I meant.

No, it still sounds idiotic. Sorry.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the best way to avoid being taken as an idiot is to avoid saying idiotic things. Just sayin’.

But then it turns out that when we are stoning Sally Kern, we are really stoning God himself:

“\It just broke my heart because so often what they were doing, they weren’t just stoning me, they were stoning and desecrating the God that I love.

Oh, so now God needs Rep. Sally Kern to defend him? I am going to out on a limb here again and suggest that a God who need a mere mortal to protect him isn’t much of a God.

Oh Sally…

There was just so much hate, they accuse me of being hateful, and I never once said anything hateful. Such hate expressed against the Lord and against his word and then the way they, I mean these people, I believe these people, I believe scripture teaches this, they’re deceived and to me the real hate is from those people who say, ‘you’re born this way and you can’t change, deal with it.

Of course, except that the people who say “You’re born this way” aren’t saying “deal with it.” They’re saying, “Celebrate it.” There is a difference. Can’t expect Kern to admit that because that would demand that Kern be honest, and we can’t have that, can we?

Oh, and the denials of hate? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit what she said back in 2008 to what she thought at the time would be a room of 50 people:

No, that’s not hateful at all, is it, Sally? Having listened to Kern’s hate-filled scree, read what she had to say in her book about the “hateful” attacks on her:

As I sat reading the e-mails, each one hit me like a sharp stone, breaking my heart and filling my eyes with tears. I had never experienced such hate or seen such vulgarity in my life. The hurt seemed to cut right into my soul. It was not just that I was being hurt, but that the truth of God’s Word was being stoned and desecrated.

So here is how it works in the warped mind of Sally Kern: comparing gays to terrorists is not hateful, but calling her an idiot for saying it IS hateful? Really? Being called a terrorist is a worse insult than being called an idiot, isn’t it? And not just terrorists, but people who are destroying “virtue” and the civilization itself.

And if we disagree with you, we are stoning God?

You’re an idiot, Sally. That’s not hateful. It’s just the truth.

43 Replies to “Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern Says People Who Disagree With Her are Stoning God”

  1. Apparently she want to self-crowned prophet and desired to put her name into King James XVIII bible book in year 2050.

  2. It amazes me how people like this keep getting elected. Wow. I think her problem is that either she has spent her life as a sexually repressed, in the closet lesbian silently screaming to get out. Or her disappointment in her son whose sexuality was called into question. He said he was NOT gay, but that he was practicing celibacy. He also said that peoples sex lives are nobody’s business including his mother. I am sure she was happy to hear that. I don’t get the “practicing” celibacy thing. You practice the guitar, or free throws because you want to get better at it. Does he want to get better at NOT having sex? I gotta think about that for awhile.

  3. The irony here is her comparison to terrorists. We all know terrorists think that they’re doing “their” God’s work. Standing behind God is a license to say and do anything.

  4. Maybe it’s stoning *her* god. But not the God of Jesus Christ as shown in the gospels, who was inclusive of all except the Righteous and warned how difficult it was for the wealthy to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

  5. I wonder how she feels about war and that little killing ground? I wonder how she feels about alcoholism and that little killing ground?

    Both are tearing the fabric of our nation apart. Vastly more so then people who just want to be themselves

    This woman is not the representative of any god I would follow. Nor was this country built on religion and morality. It was built on taxation and corporations

  6. I’ve NEVER been able to see how God is linked to the rich people’s party, especially what his so Jesus said about rich people.

  7. There seems to be a dearth of rocks for these persons to crawl under again, where they used to be.

    Perhaps it’s all the stoning?

  8. It clearly states in the Bible that Jesus hated the “publicans”. He despised them, confronted them, and gave them no rest. The definition of “Re” anew, or refresh. So these are basically the Re-publicans. It appears to me that Jesus must have been a Democrat.

  9. Sally Kern’s attempted guilt distribution is rejected by me. If she wants people to stop throwing stones at her then she needs to stop throwing stones at other people. “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you”, is what that good book says. Until she learns that she is going to have nothing but problems with other people and I suggest she get used to it.

  10. She should be institutionalised, not elected for office. Delusions of grandeur indeed, she clearly thinks she and god are the same thing.

  11. In my old programming days, I recall tracking down infinite loops that recurse forever unless stopped otherwise.

    The sort of authoritarian idiot that calls itself a “conservative” these days, of which Kern is only one, engages in recursive loops as a way of life…

    100 Say something stupid
    101 Get called out for saying something stupid
    102 Double-down on the stupid
    103 Whine about persecution for saying stupid things
    104 GOTO 100

    It was amusing for a short while, at first… the more people like Kern spew their bile, crocodile tears, and “sincere” hypocrisy and uneducated “simple faith,” the more it just becomes wearying, y’know?

  12. Sally needs to educate her self on how to interpret the Bible and the scientific research on the reasons for the causes of homosexuality, which is a biological variable. There are many biological variables in nature. Evil has nothing to do with this!

  13. It’s hate-filled *screed*. A “scree” is a collection of stones and rocks on or at the base of a mountain.

  14. But she WANTS to have problems with people so she can believe she is a martyr just like Jesus. You see this psychosis constantly with Christians, they see oppression EVERYWHERE.

    They NEED it like junkies, and if no one delivers it to them, they will either invent it out of thin air or troll the world until they get it.

    Westboro doesn’t stand outside funerals with those signs because they want unity and brotherhood, they NEED to be hated so they feel God’s special little martyrs.

  15. Rep. sally kern is deeply mentally disturbed, because if she really heard the voice of God, I’m guessing the message would be to STONE the racist the bigots the homophobes the misogynist, the anti science in her own party! then boot the corporations out too.

  16. Absolutely correct!! Jesus knew where the real people were, that’s why he typically scolded the rich and associated himself with the poor. But republicans have hijacked religion in this country and turned so many people off, that they’ve lumped ANYONE who claims to be spiritual as INSANE- CRAZY people. I would suggest those same people look in the mirror first before they making such ridiculous generalizations. just sayin’

  17. Someone needs to explain to her you don’t need religion to be moral. Atheists are some of the most moral people I know. The devoutly religious, not so much.

    If you need religion to behave like a decent human being, if you need the wrath of a vengeful god to force you to be kind to others, the problem isn’t with god, the problem isn’t even religion. The problem is YOU.

  18. Am I the only one that paid attention in history class and can remember that this nations wasn’t founded as a christian nation? It was founded for FREEDOM of religion. Not freedom for everyone to be a christian.

  19. it wasnt even founded on that. The lunatics that came here on the mayflower were extremists. They wernt wanted in any country. But 200 years later a constitution was written. Why? For taxation, the states, a military and the federal government. Not for religion.

  20. Kern is also the tool who said a few years ago that she was against summer feeding programs for kids and suggested that they could fend for themselves. Some were aghast at her heartlessness, told her so, and she was offended. To support her, Limbaugh suggested that kids who are hungry during the summer could dumpster dive for food. Yep, Sally Kern is a nut. Based on the things she says, I doubt she reads her Bible, and why she calls herself a Christian is beyond me since Jesus never condemned gay persons. Kern is like a lot of other conservatives. She is a nosy authoritarian who spends entirely too much time trying to regulate the behavior of others and gets offended when she’s told it’s none of her damn business. Kern will talk all of the sh*t she wants to when she’s in a friendly crowd, but don’t let the rest of us inform her that we don’t like what she says because then she needs a houseful of fainting couches and a pharmacy full of smelling salts to deal with it.

  21. Our country was founded as a secular nation, NOT as a “Christian” nation.

    Our Founders remembered the persecution of their ancestors, especially in England, who suffered because they didn’t agree with the government. If we were a theocracy no one would have the right / freedom to talk as we do. They founded our country with freedom of, for and from religion.

    “Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the Common Law.” – President Jefferson

    1. 5. “The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.” (~1797 Treaty of Tripoli signed by John Adams)

    Books:
    ***”The Summer of 1787″ by David O. Stewart
    ***”A New Religious America: How a ‘Christian Country’ Has Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation.” (by Diana Eck, 1997)
    ***“Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America’s Radical Right” by Claire Conner

  22. I am standing in a quarry in my mind… When will these people get it through their tiny little closed minds that there is more than ONE religion in the world… including the choice NOT to subscribe to ANY of them?

    America was NOT founded on “Morality and Religion” – where did THAT come from – it was founded on the idea of ENTERPRISE with a little freedom from Tyranny and forced taxation ( a little tax is a good thing but not when it ends up building an annex on the palace) –

    Religion had very little to do with it until it got popular to tell everyone “what, who and how they shall believe” again in Salem. Even that was short lived… but it did leave a lasting impression.

    Get it straight, the people who financed the exploration of the Americas and specifically The Good Old USA were NOT doing it for God… they were doing it for empire building and money…just like today.

    What a poor, sick, deluded Lady.

  23. Homophobic amendments to state constitutions show how inclusive the followers of this fictional ‘jesus’ are. Follow the money, campaign contributions are public record.

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