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Sally Kern's Husband Arranges Prayer Protest Of Gay-Themed Play in Oklahoma

Adam and Steve

The Oklahoma City Theatre Company will be releasing a production of "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told" to run December 5-22, and some of the pastors in the area are taking offense. The play tells the story of Adam and Steve, who leave the Garden of Eden to encounter the Earth's first inhabitants, a pair of lesbians named Jane and Mabel. Reverend Steve Kern cannot abide what he is calling an "open display of intolerance, irreverence and disrespect for the faith of the majority of citizens of this city,” and has organized a prayer protest to take place on December 6 outside the theater.

Steve_kernRev. Kern, husband of the reprehensible Sally "Gays are worse than terrorists" Kern, insists that it will be a peaceful, quiet protest with no "yelling or screaming anything." What Kern is precisely protesting is uncertain, particularly since the nudity has been removed from this production, but the fact that the play has any sort of positive gay theme seems to be enough. Without a trace of irony or ounce of self-awarness, Kern said, “I just feel like we as Christians need to begin speaking out publicly about things like this. We've been silent for far too long.”

The theater company's artistic director Rachel Irick is unfazed by all the hoopla. In fact, she finds it all interesting as they've "never been protested to this extent." While the prayer vigil doesn't bother her in the slightest and will have no impact on the show proceeding as planned, she did have a rather insightful remark: “Have they considered Christ's words in Matthew 6:5? Christ never spoke against homosexuals, but he did condemn praying on street corners for the purpose of being seen.”

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  1. Good one, Rachel! But don't try to use logic on the bigots. They're to busy listening to the sound of their own voices to pay attention.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Nov 17, 2013 12:58:06 PM

  2. Nice try, Rachel, but the last thing these "Christians" want anybody doing is to actually make them listen to Christ.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Nov 17, 2013 1:01:32 PM

  3. Nothing like a little free publicity.

    Posted by: David | Nov 17, 2013 1:07:39 PM

  4. Greedy f@gs need to be put in their place. Rev Kern is only doing what most woman and most liberals want to do, but are too afraid of the homosexual militia to try.

    Posted by: Endorado | Nov 17, 2013 1:09:52 PM

  5. You can't drag Oklahoma out of the 18th Century. Their mentality keeps them there.

    Posted by: Macmantoo | Nov 17, 2013 1:17:09 PM

  6. I'm actually afraid of Sally Kern's hairdresser. Someone who would do THAT to human hair is someone I wouldn't want to f*ck with!

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Nov 17, 2013 1:18:18 PM

  7. Rachel Irick sounds like a very courageous woman, not afraid to take on the evangelical bigots that will try to stymie the play's presentation. I hope she and The Oklahome City Theatre Company will stand their ground.

    I imagine that if they do then violence and sabotage by the evangelicals will be the result. With each passing day, with each news story about our enemies' implacable bigotry, I come to loathe and despise christians more and more. They are simply reprehensible and vile.

    Some question why Towleroad puts up these stories. I get it. Christians are our enemies. They wish us harm. They have had decades, no, centuries of hegemony in the persecution, torture, murder of LGBTQ people. We must know our enemies, identify them, and fight back.

    I wish this OK theatre company much success. I hope they will not give in one inch to christian fundamentalist filth.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Nov 17, 2013 1:18:58 PM

  8. @endorado: greedy f@gs need to be put in their place. Really, like being beaten & murdered for who we are is not enough for u? What homo militia? I wish we had one. Idiot!

    Posted by: terryp | Nov 17, 2013 1:23:37 PM

  9. Terrytp,
    Don't feed the troll. It's NOM's Brian Brown anyway who is obsessed with man on man sex! We all know why!

    Posted by: Marcus B. | Nov 17, 2013 1:29:44 PM

  10. An "open display of intolerance, irreverence and disrespect for the faith of the majority of citizens of this city”?

    Sure -- so what? Nobody is required to tolerate, revere or respect the crazy, hateful, stupid, meaningless, pointless lies that you choose to beleive and call "religion". You get to believe whatever insane thing you want to believe and practice whatever occult rituals you want to practice and, as you waste your lives annoying others and trying to destroy civilization, we get to make fun of it.

    Welcome to America.

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Nov 17, 2013 1:42:07 PM

  11. And: “I just feel like we as Christians need to begin speaking out publicly about things like this. We've been silent for far too long.”

    Best laugh of the day!

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Nov 17, 2013 1:44:02 PM

  12. @Endorado;

    Greedy Male-White-heterosexualist-christian-bigot;

    You want ALL the world to yourself...and you'll use genocide on any group that doesn't PLEASE YOU...to get your

    Posted by: Jenny 0 | Nov 17, 2013 1:48:51 PM

  13. oncemorewithfeeling: The truth it's a really good catchphrase. And i'm pretty sure he said it without an ounce of self awareness

    Posted by: jjose712 | Nov 17, 2013 2:15:22 PM

  14. Interesting how this prayer thing works. Lots of prayers. Increase in marriage equality. More prayers. Increase in number and profile of gays in media. More prayers. Television shows feature gay characters. More prayers. Lies about homosexuality. Bigots (straight and gay alike) outed.

    Seems to me that, as much as you fight it and try to pray it away, God responds by saying, "Gay? It's cool."

    Posted by: Mitch | Nov 17, 2013 2:34:10 PM

  15. As usual,Christians complain about free speech and yet want to supress it in others.
    Hypocrites but that's not anything new.

    Posted by: Kevin | Nov 17, 2013 2:45:36 PM

  16. Nasty Southern Baptist Christian dolts. Although, it is great PR and exposure for the show. Free advertising!!!

    Posted by: Rob | Nov 17, 2013 2:57:42 PM

  17. You can't fool me! That's Sally herself! Gee, she's not aging well at all!

    Posted by: Geoff | Nov 17, 2013 3:01:40 PM

  18. “I just feel like we as Christians need to begin speaking out publicly about things like this. We've been silent for far too long.”

    Really? 30 state constitutional amendments to ban marriage and Christians have been silent far too long? GMAFB!!! (Give Me A F* Break)

    Posted by: adamth | Nov 17, 2013 3:02:49 PM

  19. Been silent to this point? Thanks for the best laugh I had today.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Nov 17, 2013 3:29:30 PM

  20. Give me a break. So a story about a man hooking up with a woman who ends up screwing him and everyone whom will ever walk this planet is suppose to be an example of how being gay is wrong?

    Posted by: Michael | Nov 17, 2013 3:31:36 PM

  21. Can't blame the guy with coming up with a reason to spend less time with his wife.

    Too bad he suffers from the same delusion/persecution complex as his wife.

    Posted by: bkmn | Nov 17, 2013 4:02:00 PM

  22. I'm flying into Oklahoma City on the 13th. I'll make sure to go see this! Thank you Sally Kerns husband.

    Posted by: ZWEEGAS | Nov 17, 2013 4:08:33 PM

  23. Silent? Christians? He must be deaf.

    Or, just dumb.

    Posted by: FFS | Nov 17, 2013 4:36:34 PM

  24. But protest outside their cult dens - I mean churches at midnight mass on Christians eve and they will yell persecution and harassment. Oh that's right, the way the treat people is only allowed by them despite their human made "Bible" saying "Do to others as you want done to yourself." Hypochristians who hate freedom for everybody no them.

    Posted by: Sean | Nov 17, 2013 7:02:27 PM

  25. lol, roflomaof.........Mrs. Kern is an IDIOT!!!!!!!! and it looks like her husband follows in that vein.......basically, they DON"T have to like it, but they choose to "protest"......not sure what they are protesting.........

    Posted by: Bernie | Nov 17, 2013 7:22:41 PM

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