Sally Kern, The Grand Homophobe of Oklahoma, has been outed.
Um, from office, I mean. Due to term limits, the bigot cannot run for office as a state representative anymore and so she’s out. And, even better, is the party that Freedom Oklahoma, an LGBT advocacy group, is throwing to honor the fact that Kern is out.
The Freedom Oklahoma party, dubbed “Farewell Sally”, will take place on May 24th in Oklahoma City and will not only celebrate Sally kern leaving office — hopefully for good — but will also cheer the deaths of several anti-LGBT bills that were pending in the Oklahoma House but are now kaput.
Troy Stevenson, executive director of Freedom Oklahoma:
“We picked [Sally] for very obvious reasons. She said some pretty atrocious things about the LGBT community. I don’t know that any legislator in this country has said worse.”
All the monies raised from the $35-a-ticket event will be used to fund the Freedom Oklahoma’s attempts to recruit political candidates who believe in equality, balancing the budget, funding education.
Toby Jenkins, executive director of Oklahomans for Equality in Tulsa:
“I can tell you all LGBTQ Oklahomans look forward to Rep. Sally Kern’s last day in public office. She has given 12 years of constant attack against gay, lesbian and transgender Oklahomans. She believes what she believes, and she is not even open to the idea that she might possibly be wrong.”
Sally Kern made national headlines in 2008 when she said this about The Gays, and the ALLEGED “homosexual agenda”:
"Studies show that no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted more than, you know, a few decades. So it's the death knell of this country. I honestly think it's the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam — which I think is a big threat, okay? 'Cause what's happening now is they are going after, in schools, two-year olds...And this stuff is deadly, and it's spreading, and it will destroy our young people, it will destroy this nation!"
But it’s not just The Gays she has issues with, it’s women and minorities, because she also said this:
“Women usually don't want to work as hard as a man... women tend to think a little bit more about their family, wanting to be at home more time, wanting to have a little more leisure time.”
“We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”
In addition, she authored several unsuccessful bills in 2015 that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay people and would have attempted to nullify a U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
So, not only are The Gays happy to see her go, but I imagine the black community and most women are also thrilled that … and I’ve been waiting to sing this …
♫ ♪ Ding Dong the Witch is gone … which old witch … the Wicked witch … Ding Dong the Wicked Old Witch is gone ♪ ♫
Bye Sally. Don’t let the door hit you where the Good Lord split you.