Rep. Sally Kern Blames Recession On Gays & Porn

  • metta

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    Jul 02, 2009 8:45 PM GMT

    Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern is blaming the country's economic crisis on the nation's immoral actions. KOCO reports



    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/07/02/recession-blamed-on-gays-porn/

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    A Morality Proclamation introduced into the Oklahoma state legislature blames gays, porn and abortion for the nation's economic distress. Controversial and outspoken Sally Kern, Republican lawmaker from Oklahoma, is in the news again with a proposed Morality Proclamation for the state of Oklahoma. The document claims “abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse and many other forms of debauchery” is responsible for the country’s economic woes.

    To rectify the problem, Kern's “Oklahoma Citizen’s Proclamation for Morality” suggests the following solution: “BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, humbly call upon Holy God, our Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer, to have mercy on this nation, to stay His hand of judgment, and grant a national awakening of righteousness and Christian renewal as we repent of our great sin.”

    Kern is no stranger to controversy. She is known for her anti-gay rhetoric and walking into the state capital with a semi-automatic handgun stashed in her purse. Kern is probably best known for her comparison of homosexuality to toe cancer, and her repeated claims that homosexuals are a greater threat to our nation than terrorism. Now she has ignited controversy once again with a document that blames America’s current economic crisis on “our greater national moral crisis.”


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    http://www.examiner.com/x-10853-Seattle-Humanist-Examiner~y2009m7d1-Oklahoma-Morality-Proclamation-blames-gays-porn-abortion-for-economic-woe
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    Jul 02, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    And some of us actually thought we were making a little progress in a few US states. These Republicans will kill us all yet if they can.

    And what I find even more amazing are the Republicans here on RJ who support a national party that either endorses this stuff, or refuses to condemn it.

    What say ye now, RJ Republicans? Just a loose cannon in your party? Then let us hear the Party condemnations far & wide.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 02, 2009 9:01 PM GMT
    At least she's consistent and includes divorce and illegitimate births.
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    Jul 02, 2009 9:26 PM GMT
    “BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, humbly call upon Holy God, our Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer, to have mercy on this nation, to stay His hand of judgment, and grant a national awakening of righteousness and Christian renewal as we repent of our great sin.

    I wasn't aware that separation of church and state wasn't being enforced in the United States anymore.
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    Jul 02, 2009 9:32 PM GMT
    Yay. Exactly what we need. More crazy stuff. And I'm not being sarcastic.

    Because it underlines more the sheer irrationality of homophobia.

    Don't they even realize that what they're doing is backfiring on them all along? Maybe she should team up with Phelps.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jul 08, 2009 11:28 AM GMT
    It is first when you see (some) elected Republican politicians in action that you begin to understand that party's distrust of elected officials and of government in general.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 08, 2009 11:48 AM GMT
    I wonder how many Indigo Girls, Melissa Ethridge and KD Lang CDs she has in her car.
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    Jul 08, 2009 6:28 PM GMT
    oh i just thought it was because gays had stopped shopping
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    Jul 08, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidAnd some of us actually thought we were making a little progress in a few US states. These Republicans will kill us all yet if they can.

    And what I find even more amazing are the Republicans here on RJ who support a national party that either endorses this stuff, or refuses to condemn it.

    What say ye know, RJ Republicans? Just a loose cannon in your party? Then let us hear the Party condemnations far & wide.


    Oh, I'm about as far from a Republican as you can get. And yet I don't think the national party or its representatives need to condemn this loony lady. She's a state representative. She doesn't represent the state in any way. She represents one district. Let her rave.
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    Jul 08, 2009 6:47 PM GMT
    Greta ANOTHER WHACK job!!!!

    Where do these people come from????
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    Jul 08, 2009 6:47 PM GMT
    cruelsummer said“BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, humbly call upon Holy God, our Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer, to have mercy on this nation, to stay His hand of judgment, and grant a national awakening of righteousness and Christian renewal as we repent of our great sin.

    I wasn't aware that separation of church and state wasn't being enforced in the United States anymore.

    Well it wasn't enforced during the Bush Admin, and the fallout continues at the state level. This proclamation does beg the question: what about Jews? Where are they in this thing?
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    Jul 08, 2009 6:51 PM GMT
    a1972guy saidGreta ANOTHER WHACK job!!!!

    Where do these people come from????
    More fundamentally, who votes for these assholes?
  • CollegeBoy

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    Jul 08, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    cruelsummer said“BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, humbly call upon Holy God, our Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer, to have mercy on this nation, to stay His hand of judgment, and grant a national awakening of righteousness and Christian renewal as we repent of our great sin.

    I wasn't aware that separation of church and state wasn't being enforced in the United States anymore.


    Enough said!
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    Jul 08, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
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    a1972guy saidGreta ANOTHER WHACK job!!!!

    Where do these people come from????
    More fundamentally, who votes for these assholes?

    Republicans, which she is, and she gets most of those party votes in her district. Otherwise she wouldn't be a Republican State Representative.
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    Jul 08, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    It's like when the Jews caused WWI... utter bullshit all around.
  • DrobUA

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    Jul 08, 2009 7:12 PM GMT
    I hope she gets struck by lightning. I hear zeus is for the gays.
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    Jul 08, 2009 7:20 PM GMT
    DrobUA saidI hope she gets struck by lightning. I hear zeus is for the gays.


    Just ask Ganymede.
  • Koaa2

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    Jul 08, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    Boycott Oklahoma! I am not sure who would want to go there anyway!
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    Jul 08, 2009 7:24 PM GMT
    Geez, Anita Bryant all over again!
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    Jul 09, 2009 3:29 AM GMT
    If stupid was money, that chick would be loaded.
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    Jul 09, 2009 3:35 AM GMT
    oh please... porn is the one industry that isn't suffering AT ALL. if anything, porn is one of the industries keeping this asshole in a paid airplane wherever she wants to go.
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    Jul 09, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    coolarmydude saidI wonder how many Indigo Girls, Melissa Ethridge and KD Lang CDs she has in her car.



    icon_lol.gif This quote made my night...I bet it's true.

    But if this was true... why are so many companies targeting gay consumers by marketing gay friendly ads during this economic crisis?

    I think we spend enough money to counter her biased statement.
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    Jul 09, 2009 2:08 PM GMT



    Perhaps she should read this:

    http://economics.about.com/cs/moffattentries/a/gay_marriage.htm


    ....and this part was interesting..

    "In their article, "Wedding Bell Blues: The Income Tax Consequences of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriages," James Alm, M.V. Lee Badgett, and Leslie Whittington estimate that legalizing gay marriage would lead to an annual increase in federal government income taxes of between $0.3 billion and $1.3 billion. Remember those Medicare and Medicaid woes the DOMA proponents were concerned with? These added revenues could be used to help offset the costs of other economic advantages to marriage.

    Besides, weddings are great for the economy. The 2000 U.S. Census Bureau reported 601,209 unmarried same-sex partner households in the United States living in 99.3% of all counties in the nation. The Urban Institute claims that the census data is low and suggests that gays and lesbians make up about 5% (10,456,405) of the total U.S. population over the age of 18. For argument sake, let's just assume that the Census data is low and that the Urban Institute figures are high. No matter where that number falls between the two, it is still pretty high. And nearly all of them are unmarried. Think about the consumption possibilities!

    We can estimate that some portion of the same-sex partners already living together (the 2000 U.S. Census Data figures) along with some portion of the total gay and lesbian population would wish to marry if same-sex marriage became legal. For the sake of convenience we'll say 500,000. According to Bride's Magazine, the average wedding costs $19,000. Two hundred-fifty thousand more marriages at the average wedding rate would result in wedding costs of $4.75 billion! Mind you, this doesn't include the amount spent on wedding gifts. As a bonus, the first states to allow gay marriage will likely experience an influx of tourism and tourist-related economic activity. For the short time that San Francisco mayor, Gavin Newsom, issued wedding licenses to same-sex couples, more than 3,000 gay and lesbian couples from more than twenty states and Europe flocked to the city to be married.

    Of course, weddings are just the tip of the iceberg. For some marriages there is even the coup de grâce: divorce. As the majority of divorcés will tell you-the most expensive part of getting into a marriage is getting out. While divorces can range anywhere from several hundred dollars to millions, divorce is a multi-billion dollar-a-year industry. Assuming that gay couples divorce at the same rate as heterosexual ones, I am surprised the legal battle is not fully endorsed by Divorce Lawyer Associations everywhere!"


    - by Christine Halverson
  • Latenight30

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    Jul 09, 2009 2:11 PM GMT
    Bring Back WILL ROGERS... give a man enough rope.. and he will usually tie another man up with it for the night.
    Hey i will say it again if we are such an economic strain on our country, lets stop paying our Gay Taxes and Buying our Gay Houses and Going on our Gay Cruises with our Gay Friends and see how the economy stands.
  • Menergy_1

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    Jul 09, 2009 2:13 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you saidoh i just thought it was because gays had stopped shopping


    Priceless!!!! LMFAO!icon_lol.gif