Sara Whitman

Breaking Down the Bedrock

Filed By Sara Whitman | March 26, 2008 6:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: homophobic behavior, homosexual agenda, lesbians, Sally Kern

Today has been pretty quiet. Not a lot of news, so I was catching up on some blogs, email, even managed to tackle an enormous pile of laundry...

You know, casually practicing my "sinful nature," as Sally Kern, and the likes of Sally Kern, call my lifestyle "choice."

Seems on Easter Sunday, the day of all that Jesus stuff- rebirth, and renewal, love and kindness- Sally missed an opportunity to throw her hands up in the air and say, Save me sweet Jesus.

Clearly I was wrong. I don't think gay people are like "cancer" and should be "eradicated."

Not our Sally. She stuck to her guns, comfortable in her ignorance, using the bible to prop herself up on a pedestal of intolerance on KFOR-TV's "Flash Point."

I'm going to decline, too, to give up my, as Ms. Kerns calls it, "lifestyle which is so destructive to individuals, is at the heart trying to tear down what is the bedrock foundation of our society, which is the family and traditional marriage."

I'm going to keep tearing down our society. I'm going to push the envelope with my three children and my legally wedded wife. Not only that, I'm going to proudly proclaim my kids two dads, two wonderful gay men, and not for one second feel any shame.

That and go to the grocery store.

I'm not sure I've quite felt so powerful as I did today, walking down the pasta aisle and picking out my favorite brand of crushed tomatoes. Because that decision? Well, let me tell you, that decision is part of my homosexual agenda.

Although I think we should have a his and hers kinda thing. The homosexual agenda and the lesbian agenda. I know the guys would be far more stylish, have more parties, and actually network. We lesbians would be far better at process, pot lucks and sharing rides in our Subaru station wagons.

In comfortable shoes.

You know what? I do want to tear down that bedrock Sally Kern is so comfortable living on. I do want to get out a chisel and a jack hammer and blast it away. Because any bedrock that requires calling people "cancer" and deeming a change to their worlds as a threat greater than terrorism?

It has to go. Anything that keeps that kind of hate in tact, anything that makes someone like Rep. Kern feel like she can say publicly on Easter Sunday her brand of bigotry is supported by God? That needs to go.

Personally? I'm going to go infiltrate the Elementary school by showing up, two moms, two dads, at my kids parent teacher conferences. I'm going to attend little league baseball games by the thousands.

I'm going to go to the PTO meetings... okay, that may be pushing it.

I know that each time I do? A few more people realize lesbians are regular folks with kids and mortgages and we forget the water bottle sometimes, too.

And Sally Kern- and all those who feel so privileged to throw hateful stones at me? Well, those stones are going to be coming from her own bedrock.

The one crumbling underneath her.

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With people like her, no wonder we Texans make fun of Oklahoma, or is that Oklahomo? (sorry couldn't resist.)

Of course we do not have too much room to speak, with our share of bigots and religious kooks.

So it is our "agenda" that is so frightening to her. Of course she 'knows' some homosexuals, just like she probably knows some blacks, or native americans, or hispanics. Yeah, sure. It is good that she isn't fading into the woodwork, each time she opens her mouth it just reminds america of how stupid and divisive some of the people they are electing to represent them can be. I wonder where the logcabin republicans stand on her speech, since it was given in support of 'republicans'.

Sally Kern has done for Oklahoma what Fred Phelps did for Kansas.

I read that interview/debate with Kern (didn't catch on the radio, sadly) and I noticed as well how she kept on falling back on the "homosexual agenda" as an abstraction separate from actual homosexuals.

So I was going to comment about the essentialism inherent in such a statement, but, then again, she didn't seem all that sure that the homosexual agenda had anything to do with us. Although I do think that the idea of a "homosexual lifestyle," a term that could encompass the gayness in both my and Sara's lives, is kinda funny.

Well, if liscenciousness is the standard, then straights need to clean up their own act before throwing stones at the "gay Lifestyle".

Swingers clubs, single bars, one night stands, the "playboy lifestyle". Gays are not the only ones copulating like rabbits in heat.
(Doesn't it sound so much worse when put that way? Copulating, my new word of the day!)

Of course sally has probably never done anything besides missionary, and of course, Only for procreation, as the good lord intended.

I almost feel sorry for mr. kern, but then he is a baptist preacher, so that kind mitigates any sympathy I would feel for him.