200,000 Against Sally Kern
BY Neal Broverman
September 16 2011 8:30 PM ET
The Human Rights Campaign helped spark a campaign that has sent 200,000 emails to Oklahoma state legislators and the governor calling on them to condemn hateful remarks by antigay state representative Sally Kern.
Kern has steadfastly stood behind her 2008 remarks where she said gays were more dangerous than terrorists. She most recently made similar statements on August 31 to Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality:
"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."
The HRC is calling upon Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin and other state leaders to make a public statement condemning Kern's remarks — so far no one has taken the offer. In the interim, their in-boxes are getting flooded.
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