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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‘This Is for the People to Decide’: Jaw-Dropping CNN Supercut Lays Bare the GOP’s Stunning Hypocrisy on SCOTUS
As the battle over replacing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — who died Friday from complications of pancreatic cancer — takes shape in Washington, D.C., Republican senators who previously refused to hold a vote on former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick are now having their words thrown in their faces.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Saturday played a devastating supercut that features Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) explaining why they would not vote on Obama’s nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016.
“I want you to use my words against me,” Graham said in 2016 — laying out what Cooper described as an “eerily similar” situation as the one currently playing out in Congress. “If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say, ‘Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination,’ and you could use my words against me and you would be absolutely right.”
“We’re setting a precedent here today, Republicans are, that in the last year, at least of a lame duck eight-year term, I would say it’s going to be a four-year term, that you’re not going to fill a vacancy of the Supreme Court based on what we’re doing here today,” he added. “That’s going to be the new rule.”
In his own floor speech on the matter in 2016, McConnell likewise urged Congress to give the American people a say in the Supreme Court pick.
“The next justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the Supreme Court and have a profound impact on our country. So, of course, of course the American people should have a say in the court’s direction,” McConnell said.
Cruz — who was shortlisted by Trump as a potential SCOTUS pick earlier this month — also insisted in 2016 that Congress should not move to replace Scalia until after the election.
“I don’t think we should be moving forward on a nominee in the last year of this president’s term, Cruz said. “I would say that if it was a republican president.”
“President Obama is eager to appoint Justice Scalia’s replacement this year,” he continued. “But do you know in the last 80 years we have not once has the Senate confirmed a nomination made in an election year and now is no year to start. This is for the people to decide. I intend to make 2016 a referendum on the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Of course, all three men have now signaled they’re much more likely in 2020 to jam a conservative Supreme Court justice down voters’ throats on the eve of an election. After President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted that the Senate has an “obligation” select a replacement for Ginsburg, Graham said he “fully” understands where the president is coming from.
In case that statement seems vague, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman added: ”I will support President [Trump] in any effort to move forward regarding the recent vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ginsburg.”
And McConnell has also insisted “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
And in perhaps the least surprising flip-flop of all, Cruz on Saturday wrote an opinion piece for Fox News that outlined 3 reasons why the Senate must confirm Ginsburg’s replacement before election day. In it, he touted Trump’s “list of extremely qualified, principled constitutionalists who could serve on the Supreme Court” — which, of course, included himself — and argued that going into an election with an 8 person bench could trigger a constitutional crisis in the event of a contested election.
Amazing how now of the senators were concerned with such a problem when Obama appointed his nominee.
Watch the video below to see the blatant hypocrisy for yourself:
‘You Don’t See Any Hypocrisy?’ Chris Wallace Filets Tom Cotton by Replaying His Merrick Garland Speech
Fox News host Chris Wallace accused Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) of hypocrisy on Sunday after he vowed to push forward with a vote to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an election year.
“Why the rush to judgement?” Wallace asked Cotton after the senator promised a swift vote on President Donald Trump’s eventual nominee.
“We’re not going to rush,” Cotton insisted. “We not going to skip steps. We’re going to move forward without delay.”
Wallace reminded Cotton that President Barack Obama named Judge Merrick Garland as his nominee after Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016.
“Senate Republicans blocked the choice of Garland,” Wallace noted before playing a clip of Cotton defending the move at the time.
In the clip, Cotton notes that the country will have a new president “in a few short months.”
“Why would we cut off the national debate about this next justice?” Cotton says in the clip. “Why would we squelch the voice of the people, why would we deny the voters a chance to weigh in on the make up of the Supreme Court?”
Wallace continued following the clip: “Garland was nominated nine months before the election and you were saying then, nine months before the election, it was wrong to deny voters a chance to weigh in. So if it was wrong then nine months before the election, why is it OK now six weeks before the election?”
For his part, Cotton argued that Republicans won the Senate in 2014 to stop President Barack Obama’s judicial nominations, and then he claimed that the current Republican Senate is in power to uphold nominations by President Donald Trump.
“You really don’t think there is any hypocrisy at all,” Wallace pressed, “in saying, we need to give voters — because you can parse the 2014 election, the 2018 election any way you want — but you stated a pretty firm principle in 2016 about Merrick Garland: It’s wrong to deny voters a chance to weigh in.”
“You don’t see any hypocrisy between that position then and this position now?” the Fox News host wondered.
“Chris, the Senate majority is performing our constitutional duty and fulfilling the mandate that the voters gave us,” Cotton opined.
Watch the video below from Fox News.
Trump Says He Will Make SCOTUS Nomination Next Week – Appears He Will Use Seat to Strengthen Where He Is Weak in Polls
President Donald Trump says he will announce his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “next week.”
He made clear his primary deciding factors will be to help him in the polls.
Trump told reporters Saturday afternoon “most likely” he will choose a woman.
CNN reports he is leaning towards choosing a woman mostly because he is doing poorly in the polls with women.
Trump spoke about two women judges. He talked about Barbara Lagoa, noting she is Hispanic and from Florida. He is struggling in the polls with Hispanics and in Florida.
Reporters also asked about Amy Coney Barrett, a far right wing anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ extremist. Trump spoke positively about her as well. Reports say she is the current frontrunner.
Trump: I can see most likely it would be a woman, yeah I think I can say that. pic.twitter.com/1csAZefqUF
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 19, 2020
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