We last visited Sally Kern (R-OK) when she was complaining about being stoned for her bigoted and intolerant views of everyone who isn’t like her. At the time, she was peddling her self-published ode to herself called The Stoning of Sally Kern: The Liberal Attack on Christian Conservatism. Of course, Christian conservatism isn’t under attack at all. Christian conservatism is doing the attacking, attacking the constitutional rights of millions of Americans who don’t happen to be Christian conservatives.
But you can’t disagree with a Christian conservative because that’s persecution. And you can’t be different from them, because that’s terrorism. That’s how the world works in the very clunky thought-processes of self-victimizing Sally Kern. Now she is saying that HIV/AIDS has killed more people than terrorists. That’s rather like saying the ocean is wetter than the desert. One has nothing to do with the other. One is a disease. The other is a violent act committed by a deranged human being on other human beings.
But as I said, that’s how the world works for Sally Kern and she was more than happy to share her warped sense of morality the other day (pre-recorded August 31 and aired September 3, 2011) with Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (which is really lies about homosexuality).
This is the voice of human ugliness. Use it to frighten your children on Halloween (audio courtesy of Right Wing Watch):
You know if you just look at it in practical terms, which has destroyed and ended the life of more people? Terrorism attack here in America or HIV/ AIDS? In the last twenty years, fifteen to twenty years, we’ve had maybe three terrorist attacks on our soil with a little over 5,000 people regrettably losing their lives. In the same time frame, there have been hundreds of thousands who have died because of having AIDS. So which one’s the biggest threat? 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.
She might as well argue that natural disasters kill more people than terrorists too. Doesn’t that make nature a bigger threat than terrorism? Shouldn’t we do something about it? Like, maybe not cutting spending for programs that might actually protect us from nature’s wrath?
It’s more dangerous, and yes I think that it’s also more dangerous because it will tear down the moral fiber of this nation. We were founded as a nation upon the principles of religion and morality, if we take those out from under our society we will lose what has made us a great nation, we will no longer be a virtuous people, which we see happening already. And without virtue this nation will not survive.
I don’t know, Sally. I think nature is going to tear down the infrastructure and the economy of this nation. Shouldn’t we do something? Or how about cancer? Cancer is a huge killer. Isn’t cancer the enemy? And if HIV/AIDS is the enemy, as she claims, why is she attacking the LGBT community? Shouldn’t she be attacking cancer patients instead, or as well? Or victims of hurricanes, floods, twisters, and typhoons? Does she seriously think only gay people have AIDS? Did she have to lock herself in a tiny room and beat herself repeatedly on the head to get this close-minded and uninformed? Or do we have to blame her parents, or an accident of genetics?
And she’s entirely wrong, as always. She claims our nation is based on principles of religion and morality. Our nation is based on principles of individual human rights and liberty. It is based on the granting of rights, not the stripping of rights. What made us great is our very secular constitution, which this ignorant woman now wants to replace with a list of commandments which take rights away. I think the only thing we won’t survive is stupidity like that of Sally Kerns.
No, sally Kern hasn’t been stoned, but maybe she should be, metaphorically at least, for her unconscionable behavior and attitudes, completely at odds with the basic principles of liberty embodied by the United States Constitution and for which this country stands. Consider this your stoning, Sally Kern. Nobody has deserved it more and that’s not an easy accomplishment these days.