Tuesday, June 30, 2009

State Rep. Sally Kern: Asshole

It's a bad week for Oklahoma, as another of the just OK state's legislators has made a moron of herself on the public stage. State Representative Sally Kern is planning to host a signing party next month for the Oklahoma Citizen's Proclamation for Morality, a uselessly symbolic screed calling for Oklahomans to advocate for more "righteousness". The proclamation is a direct response to President Obama's approval of national gay pride events held throughout June, chastising Obama for disregarding "the biblical admonitions to live clean and pure lives". Well, I'm assuming this is about Obama's tolerance of gays. It could just as well be an admonition against his anti-biblical refusal to banish from the country any woman who happens to be on the rag. Oh, but the fun doesn't stop there. In her proclamation, Kern goes on to blame the current economic apocalypse on our collective immorality, claiming the U.S. "has become a world leader in promoting abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery". I'll cop to the abortion charge. Transformers 2 seems to be one giant commercial for abortion (specifically Michael Bay's), and it's the biggest movie in America. But Germany has always been the go-to country for porn, same sex marriage is legal in most of Europe, southeast Asia seems to have the biggest market share in sex trafficking, and the state of Alaska is really the only domestic hotbed of illegitimate births. I think Kern needs to do a little more research before she wastes taxpayer time and money on drafting her proclamations. Lest you think she's some kind of mouth-breathing bigot, though, you should be aware that she once said gays are a bigger threat to the country than Muslims. See? At least she's reasonable. More details here.