Sally Kern on Wednesday gave a farewell address to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in which she condemned gay rights.

The Republican lawmaker is best know for repeatedly declaring that gay rights pose a greater threat to the nation than terrorists.

In 2008, Kern, the wife of a minister, told a group of Republicans that “the homosexual agenda is destroying this nation.” “I honestly think it's the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam,” she said.

Kern defended her remarks during a 2014 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.

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,” she said.

Kern stood by her remarks during a speech on the House floor on Wednesday.

“Yes, in 2008 I did say that the homosexual agenda is worse than terrorism. Now we all know that terrorism destroys lives, property and brings devastation. Just look at where we are today in our society. A man who feels like a woman can go into a ladies restroom now. A florist, a baker, a photographer are being ruined financially because they wouldn't participate in a same-sex wedding, since it goes against their sincerely held religious beliefs. Same-sex marriage has been forced on every state by courts when 31 of our states voted overwhelmingly to define marriage as God has always defined it. In schools all across the nation children are being encouraged to try the homosexual lifestyle, and even to play act like the opposite sex because they could be a transgender. And homosexuals are even wanting churches to be punished for just sharing what the Bible says if it contradicts what they want,” Kern said.

“I didn't apologize in 2008 and I don't apologize today, either,” she added.