Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern has
equated disagreeing with her with stoning God.
The 67-year-old Kern made headlines for
saying that “the homosexual agenda is a bigger threat than
terrorism” at a 2008 gathering of Republicans.
Kern defended her remarks during an
interview with Janet Parshall, insisting she was simply attempting to
use a metaphor.
“So everybody understands terrorism
destroys peoples' lives. It destroys property. All I meant was, all
I was saying was the homosexual agenda is destroying people's live.
More people have died from AIDS than have died from a terrorist
attack here in America. It's destroying the moral fiber of our
nation, that's all I meant,” Kern
Critics “try to ridicule you and make
you feel like an idiot so that you'll be intimidated and not speak
The controversy that ensued “broke my
heart because so often what they were doing; they weren't just
stoning me, they were stoning and desecrating the God that I love.”
Kern insisted that she “never once
said anything hateful.”