BY ROB SALERNO – The big buzz of the day comes from Oklahoma, where local crazy Sally Kerns is once again shooting off her mouth on the evils of homosexuality.
Quite frankly, I’m getting tired of reading the wacko statements from the four-term state legislator.
In fact, there’s not even anything new in Kern’s latest statement that homosexuality presents a greater threat to the United States than terrorism. After all, the first time she rose to national prominence, way back in 2008, it was for saying almost the exact same thing.
Her statement this year:
"Which has destroyed and ended the life of more people? Terrorism
attacks 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?”
Her statement in 2008:
"Studies show that no society that has totally embraced homosexuality
has lasted more than, you know, a few decades. So it’s the death knell
of this country. I honestly think it’s the biggest threat our nation
has, even more so than terrorism or Islam — which I think is a big threat, okay?"
And let’s not forget her 2009 “Oklahoma Citzens Proclamation for Morality,” which basically blamed the economic crisis on same-sex marriage and abortion.
Just for fun, let’s look at her racism and misogyny from earlier this year, too:
have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are
they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to
study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people
of colour who didn’t study hard because they said the government would
take care of them.
The Oklahoma legislature made her apologize for those comments.
No matter how redundant our outrage at a middling state senator can be — fun fact: Oklahoma state legislators make only $38,400 USD per year — using the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 to rehash your old theories that gays are more dangerous than terrorism is ridiculous, even if you are a Catholic housewife who’s too afraid of homosexuals to even take a walk in the park.
After all, homosexuals face daily ridicule, discrimination and officially sanctioned homophobia.
Just this week, a Texas judge issued a custody order that’s made it all but impossible for a married gay man to see his children, apparently for no reason other than prejudice against gays.
And if the threat of having your children taken away from you if you marry your same-sex partner weren’t enough, NBC is threatening to foist a new show called My Best Friend Is a Lesbo upon us all.
Okay, actually, we’ll probably all suffer from that one, no matter what we like to put our genitals in. Because really, is there any chance this show will be about anything more than double entendres about strap-ons, carpets and power tools?
How about this, NBC? I know My Best Friend Is a Lesbo is still just a pitch, so you’ve got plenty of time to fool around with it to make it a bit less obviously terrible. I propose a minor title tweak: My Best Friend Is from Lesbos.
Following the economic meltdown in her native Greece, a freespirited young lesbian emigrates to America, where she moves in with an uptight distant cousin. Although these two girls barely know each other and they’re so different, they discover that they can be best friends and have a wacky new adventure every week while they also seek love and fortune. It’s Perfect Strangers with lady parts.