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OK Rep. Sally Kern and Openly Gay Pastor in Easter Sunday Faceoff


On Easter Sunday, Oklahoma state rep. Sally Kern and openly gay pastor Scott Jones of the Cathedral Of Hope in Oklahoma City faced off on Oklahoma City's political chat show Flashpoint. Check it out AFTER THE JUMP...

At issue, of course, were Kern's now world famous comments about gay people. Kern did not offer any apologies, but the talk does show how vastly different interpretations of the Bible can be.

Kern argues that homosexuality destroys "the moral fabric" of society, but I'd argue that Kern's interpretation of the Bible is far more destructive than any gay person will ever be.

In related news, Ron Marlett, a 59-year-old social worker, announced he would be running against Kern for her seat in the fall. Said Marlett: "I've just been concerned for some time about the damage done by extremes. I abhor hatred. I abhor hatred of people, of groups. I think everyone is worthy of respect."

Watch the clips of Sally Kern and Pastor Scott Jones, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Hey, Tom:

    I'm not the only one who "injects race" (compares racism to anti-gay hatred) in the threads being discussed on this blog. You just don't like it when certain Towleroad visitors do it. I wonder why, Tom?

    When evil shrews like her were talking about race, and the dangers of race mixing--it was ok for you, hunh, Tom? Now, that she's promoting the hatred of gay men, you can see how unfair it is. Maybe you agreed with her back when the issue was stopping the "Civil Rights Agenda" (well, your kind agreed with her).

    Yes, it was American bigots like Kern that Reverend Wright was ranting about in his condemnation of American hypocrisy; but obviously, some white gay men are so embedded in that same bigotry that they can't see it. They can't see the relation between racial hatred and the hatred of gay people espoused by Sally Kern and her kind. Can you see it, Tom?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 26, 2008 10:37:32 AM

  2. While I applaud Rev Jones' effort, it was a missed opportunity to state homosexuality is not a choice, is not a life style, it is a genetically determined gift from God. Rev Jones would have made more of an impact had he stated scriptural responses to those interjected during the discussion. Many of these may be found at:
    Additionally, gay men and women have every right to run for political office to 'right the wrongs' by the religious right and conservatives, who have their own discriminatory agendas, many of which are against taxpaying, hardworking, family oriented gay Americans. Sally Kern has her own agenda to destroy the lives of millions of Americans.

    Posted by: Ike | Mar 26, 2008 11:16:19 AM

  3. DERRICK, pay TOM no mind.

    Strange how a valid comparison between racism and homophobia is considered to be an injection of race whereas outrageously racist comments made in discussions about homophobia are ignored by TOM and many others here, especially those of the GayPatriot brigade.

    Posted by: Zeke | Mar 26, 2008 1:00:37 PM

  4. Seems like the people on this show and some of the people here forgot the Bible also says "Judge not, lest ye be judged." When Jesus came to the earth he told that he replaced the ten commandments. There is a reason that the "Old" Testament is old. It was replaced by Jesus Christ and his commandments were : to love thy neighbour as thyself, and to love your lord God with all your heart, mind and strength. If everyone did that, then there would be no need to judge whether homosexuality is a sin. It is God's love that needs to be shared, not the hatred of the right wingers.

    Posted by: QueenZafrona | Mar 30, 2008 7:22:30 AM

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