Thursday, 2 July 2009

Wingnuts blame recession on...gays

OKLAHOMA CITY -- State Rep. Sally Kern launched a proclamation for morality at a state Capitol rally where she was heckled by protesters on Thursday who urged her to "love thy neighbor."

About 200 people appeared for Thursday's rally meant to gather signatures for the proclamation. The document declares the need for a spiritual renewal to address societal problems.

Kern also blames the country's economic crisis on the nation's immoral actions.

Kern's past comments about homosexuality has made her a frequent critical lightning rod but she said the morality proclamation she plans to ask people to sign is about hating the sin, not the sinner.

"What I hope comes out of this is that those people who believe in the Judeo-Christian faith will come together and step up," she said. "The whole point of the proclamation is let's stand up. Let's stand up and let our voices be heard and not let the minority rule the majority."

Her Oklahoma Proclamation of Morality states that the greater national moral crisis is the reason for the economic recession. She said the United States has become a world leader in promoting abortion, pornography, same-sex marriage and other things she disagrees with. It mentions, among other things, President Barack Obama's decision to declare June to be Gay Pride Month.

"Those things are more symptoms of what's been happening to our nation for decades," she said." We've gotten away from believing there is a right or wrong."

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