Oklahoma lawmaker Sally Kern characterized gays as “dangerous,” “sinful,” and as “an enemy who wants to destroy us,” and said gays have hijacked freedom and equality “to destroy the future of America.” Kern was speaking with the head of the certified hate group, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, Peter LaBarbera on hisÂ “Americans For Truth Radio Hour.”
Kern has been on a tour promoting her new book, “The Stoning of Sally Kern: The liberal attack on Christian conservatism-and why we must take a stand,” when she recorded the interview with LaBarbera, calling gays more dangerous than terrorists and comparing the attacks on 9/11 to HIV/AIDS.
Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch, who first reported Kern’s comments thatÂ gays are â€œmore dangerousâ€ than terrorist attacks, offers the transcript and audio below, which he says is “put together aÂ compilationÂ of the most troubling statements from the second part of her interview with LaBarbera.”
LaBarbera: I believe the organized homosexuality movement is an evil movement, its organized sin. Itâ€™s taking what God says is wrong and pushing it literally as a right, as a civil right.
Kern: Well I think theyâ€™re trying to get the moral high ground and of course America was founded upon freedom and equality, and so theyâ€™ve hijacked thatâ€¦. And as Iâ€™ve said earlier, I think they play up on freedom and equality. Sure we want everybody to have freedom and equality, but there should not be freedom and equality for sinful actions.
It just blows my mind when we have evidence, statistics like youâ€™ve just read, that show how dangerous the actions of homosexuals are, and yet we want to continue to teach this to our children? What kind of a future are we going to be giving to our children and our grandchildren if we continue to promote the homosexual lifestyle to them? We are sentencing them to a life of disease, premature death, depression, you know, it just blows my mind.
There are always consequences to our actions, always consequences to our actions. And we will suffer the consequences of violating Godâ€™s moral law, which never changes. So thatâ€™s the issue. Are we going to believe that there is moral law that never changes, or are we going to be politically correct thinking that we can just do whatever we want? Because we can do what we want but we will suffer the consequences.
If you have children or grandchildren, if you believe that America has been a great nation and you want to see it continue to be a great nation, now is the time to wise up and rise up about whatâ€™s going on in America. We do have an enemy who wants to destroy us. They are using sexual perversion to destroy the future of America, the future of our children, and we donâ€™t have a minute to lose.
Of course, the logical first question is, “we donâ€™t have a minute to lose” to do what, exactly?
Make homosexuality illegal?
Lock up the gays?
What does “wise up and rise up” actually mean, Sally?
What, exactly, is Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern suggesting “we” do?
Because to me, this sounds like Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern is inciting violence. That’s what this sounds like to me.Â “We donâ€™t have a minute to lose” andÂ “wise up and rise up” sounds like someone is suggesting armed insurrection against gays.
Irresponsible comments, especially from someone in a leadership position, a position of authority, like a priest, or a rabbi, or an elected official, are unacceptable.
â€œI do believe they are the equivalent of hate speech,â€Â Fred Sainz of the Human Rights Campaign told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts of Kern’s anti-gay comments on Wednesday, and added thatÂ â€œthese kinds of statements lead to the fact that gays and lesbians can still be fired in 35 states across the country for their sexual orientation or in 41 states for their gender identity. There is also an epidemic of bullying across this country, and we believe there is aÂ responsibility on our part to call out the statements by Representative Kern as not only inaccurate but as being incredibly injurious to aÂ civil dialog in this country to the barriers to equality.â€
Currently there is a petition and a drive to remove Kern from office. As The New Civil Rights Movement reported this summer, it’s not the first time, but this looks like they have a chance. I hope you’ll sign the petition over at Change.org, and check out their Facebook group. HRC also has a petition up. Sign them both.
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‘Superficial’: Trump Mocked for Finally Releasing ‘Health Care Plan’ – Which Is Really a ‘Toothless’ Executive Order
For at least four years President Donald Trump has been promising the American people a health care plan. He famously sat for the “60 Minutes” cameras just days after the 2016 election and said, “this is what I do I do a good job I mean I know how to do this stuff.”
He promised his new health care plan would protect the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions and would be “great health care for much less money.”
After years of promises Trump on Thursday unveiled his “health care plan.”
He’s calling it his “health care vision” because it’s not an actual plan, it’s a wish list.
And it’s a mere executive order.
“The actual policies,” Stat News reports, “however, are simple, superficial, and non-binding executive orders. Neither will improve the quality of Americans’ health care or lower its cost.
The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein reports HHS Sec. Alex Azar earlier in the day was forced to admit “Trump’s forthcoming executive order on preexisting conditions will not carry weight of actual law should SCOTUS strike down the ACA [Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act.] Said it is a ‘defined statement of U.S. policy that people with preexisting conditions are protected.'”
Here’s how Stein sums up Trump’s big reveal:
In other words, the big health care plan that Trump has been saying is two weeks away for several months now is a statement of poll tested priorities that either are current law that he’s trying to erase or toothless unless done through legislation.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 24, 2020
Here’s MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle:
Get ready for this executive order…
Sources expecting @realDonaldTrump announce, that to fix surprise insurance denials…from now on hospitals and drs have to take whatever the insurers want to pay them.
It will collapse any quality practice &be the end of independent drs.
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) September 24, 2020
Stein is far from alone in mocking Trump’s “plan.”
Here’s how Buzzfeed sums it up:
President Trump Finally Laid Out His Health Care Plan. It Doesn’t Do Anything. https://t.co/8tX8oKc4Vi
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) September 24, 2020
Here’s a health care policy reporter from medical new site Stat News:
Unless I’m missing something, the Trump admin just rolled out its long-awaited health care plan, which entails:
-A plan to work with Congress on banning surprise billing
-A declaration that insurers can’t discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions
That was it!
— Lev Facher (@levfacher) September 24, 2020
Trump is now claiming he has a “healthcare plan” that would “protect patients with preexisting conditions” but he’s currently in court right now trying to undo Obamacare’s protections for people with… preexisting conditions. https://t.co/tGbcJkDOhZ pic.twitter.com/dlw8Z3Ljgp
— The American Independent (@AmerIndependent) September 24, 2020
so the main pillar of Trump’s health care plan is to co-opt the central plank of Obamacare while calling Obamacare socialism and simultaneously seeking to overturn the policy in a lawsuit that’s likely to succeed because of his Supreme Court appointments? https://t.co/K79blhE4e3
— insidevoices (@garyrobertscott) September 24, 2020
4 years of lying to cancer patients is what he has https://t.co/StMPtgA3Am
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) September 24, 2020
-Fact Trump has been President for 3 1/2 years, 2 of which he had GOP Majority in the House & Senate, no Health Care laws were passed.
*But I’m sure his plan will be out in 2 weeks.
— Tgage (@tgagemurphy) September 24, 2020
What a joke. It appears that they put a large law-sized book on the table next to Trump during the signing of his fake health care EO so it appeared that he was actually doing something substantial. He’s not. His only plan is to destroy the ACA. pic.twitter.com/lSQUWGukOg
— Josh Dorner (@JoshDorner) September 24, 2020
This is not happening. Just like there is no health care plan coming on October 5th and no vaccine coming in November. You and the gop are throwing out whatever distractions you can to try and gaslight the American people. It isn’t going to work.
— Fourteenstories (@TrumpMustGo9) September 24, 2020
This is essentially Trumps ‘throwing of the health care paper towels’ to American citizens, like he did in Puerto Rico, who will soon have their healthcare stripped away in November. @PressSec
— RMJ (@RMJ_1986) September 24, 2020
And then this:
Reminder: Trump has no healthcare plan. Never has. Never will. pic.twitter.com/jQjfHFchU6
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 24, 2020
Trump Rages on Ballots: ‘I’m Not Sure’ the Election Can Be ‘Honest’
President Donald Trump is not backing down from his attempts to sow chaos into the minds of Americans just 40 days until the election. Now he says he’s “not sure” that the election can be “honest,” without providing any actual proof other than mischaracterized anecdotes.
After refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power on Wednesday Trump was asked Thursday afternoon if the election results are only legitimate if he wins.
“So, we have to be very careful with the ballots – the ballots that’s a whole big scam,” Trump said from the South Lawn of the White House.
“You know they found I understand eight ballots in a wastepaper basket in some location, they found it was reported in one of the newspapers that they found a lot of ballots in a river. They throw them out if they have the name ‘Trump’ on it I guess,” the President falsely claimed. A reporter immediately corrected him, saying there were no names on the ballots.
“Okay, well they still found them in a river whether they had a name on it or not but the other ones had the Trump name on it. And they were thrown into a wastepaper basket.
NCRM could find no reports of ballots being found in a river.
“We want to make sure the election is honest and I’m not sure that it can be. I don’t, I don’t know that it can be, with this whole situation – unsolicited ballots they’re unsolicited, millions being sent to everybody and we’ll see but if you remember Hillary Clinton just a week ago or so told Joe Biden do not accept the results of the election under any circumstances. But you don’t ask her that question you only asked me the question.”
It’s been almost exactly four years since Trump won the election and beat Hillary Clinton but he still talks about her.
Q: “Are the election results only legitimate if you win?
President Trump: “We want to make sure the election is honest and I’m not sure that it can be…” pic.twitter.com/5MQbfqCeEV
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 24, 2020
‘Deranged’: McEnany Slams Dems and Attacks Reporter Who Asked if Trump Would Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is attacking the veteran journalist who asked President Donald Trump on Wednesday if he would commit to a peaceful transition of power and accepting the results of the November election.
After pretending she wasn’t familiar with the question from Brian Karem or President Donald Trump’s bombshell answer – he refused to commit to a peaceful transition, thus the effectively threatening a violent coup – McEnany referred to Brian Karem as a “Playboy reporter” and called his question “deranged.”
She repeatedly called him that “Playboy reporter” – he is a respected White House correspondent for Playboy and is also a CNN political analyst.
McEnany then attacked Democrats, saying they are the ones who should be asked to accept the election results after expressing valid concerns about Trump’s intentions.
McEnany’s response was unprofessional given President Trump for years has suggested he would not support a peaceful transition of power.
“The president will accept the results of a free and fair election. But I think that your question is more fitting to be asked of Democrats,” Kayleigh McEnany tells @jonkarl when asked about Trump declining to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. https://t.co/mRWa6yO6vC pic.twitter.com/TV7CwdBqdn
— ABC News (@ABC) September 24, 2020
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