Bigot of the Week Award: September 16, Sally Kern

16 Sep

Bigot of the Week

Well get my smelling salts.  Yes, as hard to believe as it may be, Oklahoma Republican Sally Kern has earned yet another BWA. If she is not going on about how “lazy black people” are, she is going on and on about how homosexuality:

is the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam…It’s something they have to deal with every day.  Fortunately we don’t have to deal with a terrorist attack every day…And you know, every day our young people, adults too, but especially our young people, are bombarded at school, in movies, in music, on TV, in the mall, in magazines, they’re bombarded with ‘homosexuality is normal and natural.’ It’s something they have to deal with every day. Fortunately we don’t have to deal with a terrorist attack every day, and that’s what I mean.

Yes, I think her statements certainly earn her another BWA.  Just so that I understand Kern better, it is normal to discriminate and hate and be the cause of people committing suicide because of who they are, but it is not normal to love someone who is the same gender?  My, my, who would Jesus hate?  The real terrorists in our midst are Sally Kern and her ilk.

What is clear to me is that Kern has no clue about history or love and compassion.  I suppose I should feel pity for Kern, and on a certain level I do, but it is hard for me to feel sorry for her because she holds power–power that she misuses to discriminate against already marginalized peoples. She talks about the “moral fiber” of the United States, “I think that it’s also more dangerous because it will tear down the moral fiber of this nation.”  Where is her moral fiber? Where is her social courage? Given her character, one finds it hard to believe that she would have harbored a Jew from the Nazis, or harbored a freed black person during the Civil War. When do the American people wake from their fear and willful ignorance and stop voting people like Sally Kern into office?

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