March 14th, 2008
The Tulsa World reports:
The son of a state lawmaker who has condemned homosexuality as a worse threat to the U.S. that “terrorists or Islam” said Friday he wants it known that he is “straight and not gay.”
Jesse Kern, son of Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said information purporting that he is gay, which has appeared on several blogs, is damaging to himself and his family.
… Kern, who said he is affiliated with the Des Moines School of Metaphysics, said that he chooses to be celibate, but he is not homosexual.
I don’t know whether the speculation is damaging or not. Uncomfortable, maybe. Nevertheless, he holds a few views that appear to be distinctly different from his mother’s:
He said the purpose of sex is reproduction, and it is the function of the animal body.
“But we are more than animals, and we can use sex for a tool of deep relationship with another person.”
Kern added that what is more important than whether it be a relationship with someone of the same sex, is that there “needs to be honor in any relationship whether it is a straight or gay relationship.”
Update: The link to the Tulsa World article has been corrected.
Update: Jesse Kern’s isn’t just “affiliated” with the Des Moines School of Metaphysics. He’s the director.
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