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”.

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Parnell K.
Parnell K.6 years ago

@Tom Y., is your argument really that the gay agenda is "selfish" for wanting equal rights? wow. how stubborn and how much of an "attitude" does the gay community have to have in order for someone to realize, not that life stops and starts with our desires, but that life shouldn't GO ON with a population of people being treated like shit.

Parnell K.
Parnell K.6 years ago

Shes simply an idiot because her whole view stems from the belief that gay people cause aids which is completely untrue. if she were smarter, she would realize that 1. HIV/AIDS can be carried by any sexually active person, regardless of sexual orientation and 2. that the 2-3% of LGBT americans are not "infecting the "hundreds-of-thousands" of Americans who have died from HIV/AIDS. The numbers are just not mathematically possible, but what do i, the 16 y.o. suburban bi kid, know. Maybe heterosexual adults enjoy having gay sex? o_O

Jyonasan V.
Jyonasan V.6 years ago

If homosexuals are more of a threat than terrorists, then why do we keep spending millions [so far we have spent billions] on WAR?
You ridiculous Republicans!

Lilithe Magdalene

Ignorance is scary.

s. ryan
p. q6 years ago


Donna Ross
Donna R6 years ago

Becky Y - what a horrible thing to say about your fellow Americans. Not all republicans feel the same way as Kern but they obviously don't have the same vision for this country as you do so they must be terrorists! Unbelievable is the operative word.

Becky Y.
Rebecca Y6 years ago

Republicans and their Tea Party are more a threat to our Democracy than terrorists!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Y.
Tom Y6 years ago

There are people here who don't like what she has to say, as you can tell by the ad hominem attacks. But sociologically and demographically, her statements are obviously supportable. The gay lobby has an attitude that life starts and stops with their wants and desires, and that no dissenter should have a say. Can America survive such an attitude, if it truly permeates the whole of society? Its long-term prospects would become exceedingly doubtful. Selfish, hedonistic societies rot from within, then fall to an external enemy. It's happened over and over and over down the long course of history. So I appreciate Sally Kern's concern.

Pat K.
Pat Kramer6 years ago

Just want to point out a misconception that rears its ugly head during this sort of discussion. An earlier contributor said something to the effect that "old, conservative people" will come to realize they are on the wrong side of this issue. I've been on this earth for more than 71 years and consider myself "chronologically enhanced", but not old. I hate the "o" word.

I've been fighting for equal rights for everyone since I can remember. For what it's worth, I'm straight. Not all "old" folks are fuddy-duddies, nor biased.

Sue Griffiths
SUE G6 years ago

The thought just occured to me. As I said earlier, not only is homosexuality not an issue in the UK, but gay people are allowed to adopt children. Your Sally Kerne would probably have palpatations at that thought.