Infamous Oklahoma Republican state legislator Sally Kern now says she fears LGBT human rights campaigners may kill her over her homophobic views.
Earlier this year Kern claimed that homosexuality has killed more people in the US than terrorism. For that, she got a standing ovation from fellow Republicans in Oklahoma.
She also thinks that “women usually don’t want to work as hard as a man.”
She has blamed gay marriage and President Obama’s official acknowledgment of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month for the economic crisis.
She claims that ‘several city councils across the country have been taken over by gay people.’
Now, she claims to feel “physical fear” when she reads emails criticizing her views.
She claims to have received death threats that caused her to hire a bodyguard. But the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officer who reviewed Kern’s emails said, “I wouldn’t characterize them as death threats.”
Appearing on the conservative religious radio show WallBuilders Live to sell her book ‘The Stoning of Sally Kern’, she told hosts David Barton and Rick Green that “fear gripped my whole body” when LGBT people complained about her comparing them to terrorists and telling fellow Republicans that the “homosexual agenda is destroying this nation.”
Apparently Mr and Mrs Kern “asked ourselves the question, are we willing to even lose our lives over this?”
rightwingwatch.org posted the audio of her saying:
“I have to be honest with you Rick, when I was sitting there in my car that day and when she told me that those emails were coming from homosexuals, honestly, fear gripped by whole body, because I was very aware of the homosexual lobbyists and the power that they have. And people say, ‘oh you’re so brave, so heroic,’ but I’m not, I’m just a sinner saved by grace and I was gripped with fear that day. I just said, ‘Lord, what have I done?’
“Honestly, and I mentioned this in the book, the Saturday night when my husband and I sit down and really talked about this and prayed about it, when we asked ourselves the question, are we willing to even lose our lives over this? I can’t tell you, Rick, how liberating that was, it really was.
Speaking last month to Peter LaBarbera (aka ‘Porno Pete‘) of the hate group (according to the Southern Poverty Law Center) Americans for Truth, Kern said:
“You know if you just look at it in practical terms, which has destroyed and ended the life of more people? Terrorism attack here in America or HIV/AIDS?
“In the last 20 years, 15 to 20 years, we’ve had maybe three terrorist attacks on our soil with a little over 5,000 people regrettably losing their lives. In the same time frame, there have been hundreds of thousands who have died because of having AIDS. So which one’s the biggest threat?
“And you know, every day our young people, adults too, but especially our young people, are bombarded at school, in movies, in music, on TV, in the mall, in magazines, they’re bombarded with ‘homosexuality is normal and natural.’ It’s something they have to deal with every day. Fortunately we don’t have to deal with a terrorist attack every day, and that’s what I mean.
She added: “It’s [homosexuality] more dangerous [than terrorism], and yes I think that it’s also more dangerous because it will tear down the moral fibre of this nation.”
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