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<span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">I am flabergasted.<br><br>
"gays a bigger threat to our nation than terrorism or Islam"<br><br>
Hear for yourself <a href="http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/campaign/ok_rep_sally_kern_cen" target="_blank">here</a>. Take action if you are so inclined.<br></span></span>
 

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I tend to think she is just looking for publicity, kind of like Brutal does from time to time. I'll be in Oklahoma City for the OKC Marathon next month. Guess I'll scratch her off my cheering section list.
 

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The difference here is that this person is in a position of power. If you ignore Brutal he goes away and finds a more receptive audience. She has power to propose and/or pass legislation which can directly impact others.
 

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She was misquoted. She actually said that "gays are a bigger treat for our nation than terrorism." And I think we'd all have to agree with that, wouldn't we?
 

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They do throw some fabulous parties <img alt="dontknow.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif">
 

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If it weren't for the gay population of America, there'd be nothing on TV, the stage or screeen; and no waiters and wairesses anticipating their call back. There'd be no Target; everything would be WalMart flannel, denim and working-class leather [none of the shiny black "dress-up" stuff]<br><br>
We owe them so much.
 

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Thanks for the link, Tim. I took action too. (You might want to erase your personal info from the webpage and then relink it. Just a thought.)
 

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The Rocket launcher they gave me made my ass look big <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Thanks. That was stupid of me. Hopefully I fixed it before any of my enemies caught that.
 

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But don't y'all know she is going to thrive on all the "hate" email she will be receiving from gays and supporters of gay rights. She is going to be brandishing the criticism as a shield of honor for her next election. If she received no responses off her diatribe I think she would go away faster. The publicity is fanning her flames among her constituents and we are adding gasoline for her to make the fire a little bigger and brighter.<br><br>
At least she states her bigotry publically and unequivically (sp?) whereas certain people from Alabama like to say their not homophobes while encouraging Alabama gays who disagree with the State to move to Massachusetts. I can deal with bigots such as Kern easier than closeted bigots who reserve their prejudices for the voting booth to deny civil rights to gays.
 

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I've lived in Oklahoma all my life and she accurately represents a very large portion of the state populous with the view she stated. She probably just assured herself of being elected next time she is up for election as well. Its sad, but it is the reality in much of the state.
 

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Not sure what gay people are threat to do? In my experience, most stay to themselves about their own choice. It's not like they're going around trying to convert people. Just another politician using a completely unpolitical topic to rally the support of the uneducated masses (cough cough W. cough cough)
 

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And unfortunately the same thing is true in Georgia. In the 70's, 80's and 90's such remarks used to really upset me and I would fire off letters (no emails around then) or join in with a gay rights demonstration in Midtown or the Atlanta High Museum of Art. And I really believed we were making progress. But after watching the various polls over the years and watching support for gay civil rights stay in almost the same percentages, especially when States such as Georgia realized they could vote on such issues as domestic partnerships and gay rights in general, comments such as Kern's just don't bother me anymore. It's just the way it is in States such as Georgia and Oklahoma.<br><br>
And while I hope conditions for younger gays improve, I've come to the conclusion that as long as a group/s civil rights are subject to the voters change will not be coming anytime soon.<br><br>
Governor Sonny Perdue (R-GA) will tell you with a straight face that Georgia does not discriminate against Georgia gays. Reality is he thinks the same way that Kerns does on the subject. He just sugar coats his prejudices and those of the vast majority of Georgians.
 

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Depends how one defines gays - are we talking about gays that only have sex with members of the same sex or are we incluing bi-sexuals. The percentage can range from 2% to 5% of the population. I have seen some estimates as high as 10% but I think they may be including persons who had a one time encounter there or who simply experimented at some point in their life.<br><br>
Regardless their civil rights shouldn't be subject to the whims of the voters but it's the times we live in.
 

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2-5% of the population...I guess that's been pretty static for who knows how long now....so what's the big deal?..is it a crisis?...how is it a priority?...How is it causing the downfall of Rome?...hell, 2-5% of the population have learning disabilities or ADHD....is it contagious?....there are hundreds of people in my apt complex...I don't know any of them...I don't know who is hetro or **** and I can't even see why it would matter....how can it possibly influence my life?
 
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