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 told Parshall.

Critics “try to ridicule you and make you feel like an idiot so that you'll be intimidated and not speak out anymore.”

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.”