Tulsa World has an interesting article up about the response to Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern's hateful comments about gays.
Since Kern claims that gays are a worse threat to this nation than Islam and the terrorists (I'm paraphrasing here), she's stirred up both communities -- in Tulsa and beyond.
We're not accustomed to seeing the gay community and the Muslim community caught up in the same slander, and responding together. I've not seen a lot common responses from the two groups yet -- not that they're mutually exclusive -- and I wonder if/how that will be handled as this controversy develops. (Side note: If you have seen such responses, please point them out to us in the comments.)
Meanwhile, one person left a hilarious (and kind of poignant) comment on the article, which you can (and should read) after the jump:
From the Tulsa World article's comments:
7. 3/14/2008 2:39:58 AM, R.D., Tulsa
All the gays in Oklahoma have paid more taxes in one year than all the churches in Oklahoma have paid since statehood. She doesn't mind getting paid by them does she? The religious right is always ready to criticize but they never foot the bill for anything. I am sick of these freeloaders. They are a much bigger threat to our country than gay people are. Our military doesn't even have the supplies they need to fight this war. Well at least the gays are doing their part. What the hell has her Baptist minister husnband's church done to help buy equipment?
NOT PAY TAXES IS WHAT IT HAS DONE!
Perhaps "Taxation Without (Full) Representation" should be the slogan at this year's Pride Events :)