Rep. Sally Kern: Gays More of a Threat Than Terrorism
An American anti-gay hate group chose the lead up to the anniversary of 9/11 to post an interview with Oklahoma state’s Rep. Sally Kern in which, while promoting her new book The Stoning of Sally Kern, the oft mired legislator repeated her claim that homosexuality is more dangerous to America than foreign-born terrorism.
In 2008 Kern outraged many when she made the claim that homosexuality is “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam.”
Kern has always insisted that her comments were taken out of context and that the media twisted her words, but on Thursday designated hate group Americans for Truth Against Homosexuality posted a radio interview with Kern where she repeated her claims on the dangers of homosexuality.
Fortunately Right Wing Watch has the audio so there can be no doubt as to Kern’s sentiments. They include:
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 twenty years, fifteen to twenty 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.
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.
Earlier this year Kern went into damage control after comments she made that minorities earn less than white people and women earn less than men because they don’t want to work as hard. Again, she has since said her comments were taken out of context but admitted that she “misspoke”.