Sally Kern Is a Little Confused

Timothy Kincaid

May 14th, 2008

Oklahoma State Sen. Sally Kern If you are an anti-gay activist, sometimes you have to be careful not to sound like a loon. Sadly, Sally Kern isn’t very skilled at that task.

Never one to pass an opportunity to spout a homophobic rant, Sally just had to respond when she heard that Lambda Legal has assigned May 15 as “Clock in for Equality Day” and is encouraging folks to take a pledge to oppose discrimination.

Well, if it’s gay folks doing it, Sally objects. Even if that makes her seem a bit confused.

The Oklahoman reports

“Over and over again, the homosexuals say we don’t have an agenda. This just shows there is an agenda,” Kern said.

But when the agenda is promoting workplace fairness for gays and lesbians, Sally can’t just come out and say she’s opposed to fairness. So she clarifies.

“There should not be discrimination of anyone. I’m not for discrimination,” Kern said. But the attempt to mobilize people on behalf of gays and lesbians is evidence of an organized effort by what Kern described as “radical homosexual rights groups.”

OK. So Sally isn’t for discrimination, she just doesn’t want anyone to organize against it. And she wants people to “become more active in social policy fights” to fight against an agenda with which she finds a common goal.

Poor Sally, she’s stuck between two instincts. She wants to be hateful to gay people… but she just doesn’t want to sound cruel. So instead she sounds like an idiot.

And this woman votes in the Oklahoma legislature.

See also:
Sally Kern Is a Little Confused
Sally Kern’s Economic Fallout
Sally Kern’s Meeting with PFLAG on Tape
Exodus’ Local Ministry Aligns with Sally Kern
Certified Cameronite: Sally Kern
Kern Speaks to College Republicans
Sally Kern: Out of Context? The Complete Transcript
We Be Jammin’
Muslims and Gays United
OK State Rep. Sally Kern’s Son is “Straight and Not Gay”
Sally Kern Exaggerates Death Threats
A Letter to Sally Kern
LaBarbera Award: Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern

[Hat tip: Stefano Armanino]


May 14th, 2008

I’m simply posting this as an FYI re: “Equality Day” for those who aren’t familiar with it. This is the 2nd year for “Equality Day”.

Below is the “pledge” that has Kern so worked up.

The Pledge:

I believe that workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and people living with HIV is wrong.

I pledge to support workplace equality whenever I can and will strive to do one or more of the following:

* Treat LGBT people and people living with HIV with respect in and out of the workplace.

* Get educated about forms of workplace discrimination that LGBT people and people living with HIV experience.

* Help make my workplace LGBT- and HIV- friendly.

* Support my co-workers’ (or employees’) right to form an LGBT employee resource group.

* Help improve policies in my workplace that protect the rights of LGBT workers and workers living with HIV and work to carry out existing policies.

* Help improve laws protecting the rights of LGBT workers and workers living with HIV on the local, state and federal level.

* Speak out if I witness workplace harassment or discrimination at work or in the community.

To sign the pledge, visit Lambda Legal’s web site: Campaign Clock In.


May 14th, 2008

One can only hope that the people of Oklahoma get tired of her nonsense at the next election.


May 14th, 2008

I’m beginning to suspect that Sally is a plant by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgance or the Radical Fairies – just the kind of stunt they’d pull. In the long run she may help us more than hurt us.

Michael Bussee

May 15th, 2008

“So instead she sounds like an idiot. And this woman votes in the Oklahoma legislature.”

In all fairness, a lot of elected officials sound like idiots.

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