Now come on, y'all. Don't you think you are being just a teeny bit dishonest?
It's been one of those days.
I woke up this morning with a bad head cold. Subsequently, I missed work and have spent all day in bed watching old episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and the Alfred Hitchcock Hour on hulu.com
They are very apropo for the stuff that has been going on.
Now I know some of you are probably tired of this but it's important:
On Wednesday, April 2, Concerned Women for America (CWA) will join over 50 pastors in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to rally support for State Representative Sally Kern (R-Oklahoma City) and her right to free speech. Recently, Rep. Kern has been under attack from radical homosexual activists and their followers over remarks she made regarding the homosexual agenda. Rep. Kern took a Biblical stand against homosexual activism and has refused to back down from her statements despite receiving death threats.
CWA applauds Rep. Kern for continuing to be steadfast and resolute in this fight against the homosexual agenda and for shedding light on the threat it poses to our nation. Rep. Kern has been quoted as saying that the homosexual agenda is dangerous “because it destroys the basic moral fiber of this nation, which is traditional marriage and the traditional family.” She couldn’t be more right.
So they are pushing the free speech lie? Interesting. And don't think I didn't notice that other lie about death threats either.
Now this upcoming part by our friend Matt Barber is a real lulu:
“There are certainly those who hate Rep. Kern. They’ve made that perfectly clear with vicious personal attacks and even death threats. But millions of Americans proudly stand alongside Sally Kern and say, ‘Thank you. Thank you for boldly standing your ground and for unapologetically defending Biblical Truth.’
Millions of Americans? Where is he getting that? Talk about your puppets spewing talking points.
For someone who is supposed to dislike homosexuality, Barber seems to have the CWA hand waaay up his ass.
I can just imagine the award being made for Ms. Kern. No doubt, she will be sure to attend THIS function, even though she was "unable" to attend the last one featuring many of her constituents who were angry at her remarks.
We really don't have to predict how this will end do we? No matter how many people show up or don't show up, the anti-gay industry will announce that the event was a "triumph" for "Christian values" and the like:
CWA of Oklahoma State Director, Linda Caswell, said “Rep. Kern has exercised her right to free speech and has spoken boldly about the effects of homosexuality on our families and on our nation. We strongly encourage everyone to come to the rally and show your support for Rep. Kern. Let others know that we will not back down from taking a Biblical stand on the moral issues facing our state and our nation today.”
I see. Using bad studies and stereotypes (see the last post) to demonize the lgbt community are Biblical stances. Right.
I could get angry over this, but I'm too ill right now.
Also, too optimistic.
People, based upon their own personal beliefs about the situation, have been predicting whether or not this situation has been a boon or a curse for Ms. Kern.
Those who despise lgbts are saying Ms. Kern is being commended for her stance.
While those of us who are reasonable individuals seem to think that the rest of the nation is either laughing at Kern or shaking their heads at her ignorance.
It really doesn't matter right now.
Ms. Kern demonized lgbts, referred to bad studies, and out-and-out lied about a meeting she had with PFLAG (which, by the way, PFLAG gave the true story on). Sooner or later, it's all coming to come to a point.
I'm patient when it comes to things like these because you can only tell a lie so long before it bites you in the ass.
One more thing. In all of my posts, I neglected to say something very important, so let me do it now (hat tip to Pam Spaulding):
You can help fight these bigots by supporting Oklahomans for Equality and Cimarron Alliance.
Now if you have gotten this are in my post without throwing up your hands over yet another mention of Sally Kern, check out these links. They are rather good:
TWO Launches Dynamic Multi-Media Website Refuting the 'Ex-Gay' Myth
Gay idealist fights for undiluted protections
Philanthropists ensure gay community's future (I really like this one!)