The real cost of the homophobia of Sally Kern and other religious and political leaders

Here’s my response to the 1500-2000 who gathered at the state capitol to show their support for Rep. Sally Kern and her horrible hateful speech against homosexuals (see my previous post)

Riotfolk.org: Garlicado playing “Homophobia (Chumbawumba cover) – mp3 download

Homophobia lyrics

Up behind the Bus-stop in the toilets off the street
There are traces of a killing on the floor beneath your feet
Mixed up with the piss and beer are bloodstains on the floor
From the boy who got his head kicked in a night or two before

Homophobia
The worst disease
You can’t love who you want to love in times like these
In the pubs, clubs and burgerbars breeding pens for pigs
Alcohol, testosterons and ignorance and fist
Packs of hunting animals roam across the town
They find an easy victim and they punch him to the ground

Homophobia
The worst disease
You can’t love who you want to love in times like these
The siren of the ambulance the deadpan of the cops
Chalk to mark the outline where the boy first dropped
Beware the holy trinity – church and state and law
For every death the virus gets more deadly then before

Homophobia
The worst disease
You can’t love who you want to love in times like these

I’m thinking that it may be time to take the message of tolerance to Sally Kern’s church, maybe a protest outside on Sunday morning. I don’t have the time to organize such a protest but I’m throwing the idea out there in case someone else could organize it. I think the protest should happen there since Kern is claiming that it is God that is backing her whacked out viewpoints.

11 thoughts on “The real cost of the homophobia of Sally Kern and other religious and political leaders”

  1. I have to disagree with you on location. Sally Kern and her church can believe what they want, and express those beliefs. I’d fight for their right to do so. The problem is that Kern is an employee of the taxpayers of Oklahoma, and is expressing her beliefs inappropriately in the political sphere. Protests against her should reflect that. I have no interest in gagging Kern, just getting her out of office. Then she can say what she likes anytime, anywhere. Let’s see what kind of crowd she’ll draw then.

  2. I can only speak for mine-self but obsessing about gays or other sexually transmitted preferences never enters my mind. I am to busy loving life and my offspring who number over 15 (I am 72).
    I do get involved when anyone contrary to the American ethos wants special treatment for whatever reason. I do believe that the literal meanings of the ethics of the bible have remained unchanged and will survive the onslaught of revisionism practiced by self serving change agents.
    Jesus Christ is my hope. What is your hope?

  3. Moderator’s note: I’m allowing this post with *’s over the crude words to highlight the ignorance and hate of some who support Sally Kern. (In fairness, I also in the end posted the hateful anti-gay Kern posts with *’s too.)

    do gays practice hygiene by cleaning the **** off their Johnson before sucking?

    Think about this the next time you preach on gay “freedom” from God’s pulpit.

  4. Hi commenter #8,

    I’m going to give your crass comment more respect than it deserves, because it gives me a chance to explain my philosophy of ministry with regards to sexuality.

    As a minister, I encourage members of my congregation (if the subject comes up) to be ethical and loving in their sexual lives, and to be faithful to their covenant relationships (i.e. don’t cheat on your spouse or your partner). I think that is important.

    Beyond that, what kinds of sex one engages in is none of my business, and it shouldn’t be yours either. I would suggest that your obsession over certain sexual practices says a lot more about your sexuality than anyone else’s.

  5. Mrs. Kern is a hateful bigot. It blows me away that in this city of all cities (with the exception, maybe, of NYC) she can compare gays to terrorists and actually find people who support her!

    She makes Christianity, the religion of love and acceptance, into a religion of hate and exclusion.

    Oklahomans are better than that.

  6. Jodie makes a good point re: OKC and terrorism. The memorial does a good job, but clearly more is needed. THEIR BOARD should have made a statement about Kern’s ridiculous comment immediately, decrying it in no uncertain terms. That they didn’t is just pathetic. No doubt they are worried about their funding if they say something “controversial.”

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