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02/04/2009

Sally's 'Great Awakening': We'll stay in bed, thanks

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 3-185Sally Kern had no national prominence whatsoever before she hopped on the "gays are terrorists" caboose. So hey, why should she we expect her to go back to toil in local obscurity when Anita Bryant's sensible flats are so in need of filling.

This from Oklahoma Gazette:

“This theme of equality and freedom is the approach that the homosexuals are using today — totally perverting the true intention of what our Constitution meant. … The homosexuals get it — it’s a struggle between our religious freedoms and their right to do what they want to do.”

Around the banquet hall, Kern’s speech met with applause and calls of “Amen!” from a crowd stoked in a crucible of conspiracy and intrigue. For the whole day, the “Clouds Over America” conference, run and organized by the John Birch Society, held lecture after lecture Jan. 23 and 24 dedicated to explaining their various conspiracy-laden tenets. Here’s one — that a godless secret society, the Illuminati, has been battling against the founding of the United States of America and decent citizens to live in peaceful, worshipful freedom.

Kern called for a new “Great Awakening,” referring to a period of religious revivals from the 18th century considered precursor to the American Revolution.

“The solution is another Great Awakening, folks,” Kern said. “We need a spiritual revival, and that will only come if God’s people, especially you pastors, will stand in your pulpits and vocally preach the word of God and thus declare the Lord this sin, and preach it in love, only then does our nation have a chance of overcoming the scourge of AIDS, HIV and the devastating destruction that the homosexual lifestyle is bringing on your children and our grandchildren.”

As conspiracy theories abound in Oklahoma, John Birch Society and others rally [OK Gazette]
(h/t: Right Wing Watch)

Wow, and here we thought our alarm clock was obnoxious. Sal's great awakening is waaaay worse!

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Oh dammit Sally come out of the closet, we all know you are a rug muncher in disguise.

Posted by: queerunity | Feb 4, 2009 3:45:23 PM

"it’s a struggle between our religious freedoms and their right to do what they want to do.”

Mad Sally has one thing right! Her religiosity is all about telling me what I can and can't do! She get's it! She understands that this is nothing more than her attempt to force her idiocy onto me, and all of us. And, I might add, it won't stop until she forces her brand of madness onto everyone else.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Feb 4, 2009 5:57:17 PM

A few months ago, I got Sally Kern a gift membership to the Human Rights Campaign. They need the money, and it's fun to think of their magazine being delivered to her office every month.

Posted by: Jay | Feb 5, 2009 2:44:11 AM

"Here’s one — that a godless secret society, the Illuminati, has been battling against the founding of the United States of America and decent citizens to live in peaceful, worshipful freedom."

Holy $%&(. Really? Did... Did they really say this crap?
I thought it was just made up bull in a mystery novel I was reading... Same source, perhaps?

. . . Even if the Illuminati DOES exist, then that really doesn't matter 'cuz they stopped doing stuff YEARS ago. :/

Posted by: Clicky the Fox | Feb 5, 2009 6:48:56 AM

Every turn of the every century, end timers spark a 'great awakening’ in the USA. Kinda like Y2K for Christians. While this is not an exact science, we have already experienced the rise of the fundamentalists leading up to 2000, historically we are now past that cycle.

We'll get past Ms. Kern, her 15 minutes were up in 2004.

Posted by: Arthur | Feb 5, 2009 11:47:18 AM

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