Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern insists her life is in danger for speaking out against gay rights, media watchdog RightWingWatch.org reported.

The 64-year-old Kern, who is best known for saying gay folks are the “biggest threat our nation has” at a 2008 gathering of Republicans, joined WallBuilders Live's David Barton and Rick Green to promote her recent book The Stoning of Sally Kern, in which she discusses the criticism she received for opposing gay rights.

In introducing Kern, Barton warned: “With all of the protections we have for free speech, there's still a number of areas where you're not free to speak out on certain things. If you touch [on] homosexuality, be prepared to pay a price, not just attacks, it's gonna cost you economically, other things as well, may cost your life.”

During the radio show, Kern said that she feared for her and her husband's lives.

“[W]hen I was sitting there in my car that day and when she told me that those emails were coming from homosexuals, honestly, fear gripped my whole body, because I was very aware of the homosexual lobbyists and the power that they have,” Kern said. “And people say, 'oh you're so brave, so heroic,' but I'm not, I'm just a sinner saved by grace and I was gripped with fear that day. I just said, 'Lord, what have I done?'”

“I mentioned this in the book, the Saturday night when my husband and I sit down and really talked about this and prayed about it, when we asked ourselves the question, are we willing to even lose our lives over this?” she added.