Matt Barber's 'Concerned Women' to show up at Wednesday's pro-Sally Rally
Oh fun, fun, fun. Look at what landed in my inbox from Matt “Bam Bam” Barber of Concerned Women for America – they are shipping in fundies to support Sally Kern:
Free Speech Rally for Sally
Over 50 Pastors organize rally to support besieged
Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern
DATE: Wednesday, April 2
TIME: 12:00pm Noon
WHERE: Rotunda of the Oklahoma State Building
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, April 2, Concerned Women for America (CWA) will join over 50 pastors in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to rally support for State Representative Sally Kern (R-Oklahoma City) and her right to free speech. Recently, Rep. Kern has been under attack from radical homosexual activists and their followers over remarks she made regarding the homosexual agenda. Rep. Kern took a Biblical stand against homosexual activism and has refused to back down from her statements despite receiving death threats.
By, the way, Matt, a new copy of The Homosexual Agenda has been distributed. Please update your files.
The bleating continues below the fold.
CWA applauds Rep. Kern for continuing to be steadfast and resolute in this fight against the homosexual agenda and for shedding light on the threat it poses to our nation. Rep. Kern has been quoted as saying that the homosexual agenda is dangerous “because it destroys the basic moral fiber of this nation, which is traditional marriage and the traditional family.” She couldn’t be more right.
Matt Barber, CWA’s Policy Director for Cultural Issues, said, “There are certainly those who hate Rep. Kern. They’ve made that perfectly clear with vicious personal attacks and even death threats. But millions of Americans proudly stand alongside Sally Kern and say, ‘Thank you. Thank you for boldly standing your ground and for unapologetically defending Biblical Truth.’ They intended to make an example of her. They have, but not in the way they had hoped. She has set an example for millions of believers around the world. Her courage and refusal to deviate from God’s unequivocal condemnation of sexual immorality is serving to galvanize and embolden others. People say, ‘Well Sally Kern wasn’t intimidated, why should I be?'”
CWA of Oklahoma State Director, Linda Caswell, said “Rep. Kern has exercised her right to free speech and has spoken boldly about the effects of homosexuality on our families and on our nation. We strongly encourage everyone to come to the rally and show your support for Rep. Kern. Let others know that we will not back down from taking a Biblical stand on the moral issues facing our state and our nation today.”
Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization.
Steve Ralls at Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National has a post up on Sally’s slippery positions over the last week over her meeting with representatives from the Oklahoma organization. After meeting with P-FLAG, she sent out signals that employment discrimination against gays was wrong, but she quickly backtracked on that one, saying that “I will never retract my comments that homosexuality is a sin“.
P-FLAG on “The Sally Three-Step:”
It seems as if Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern is determined to do some fancy footwork to avoid even the perception that she might be open-minded enough to consider another view.
Her repetitive routine of one step forward and two steps back should now just be called “The Sally Three-Step.”
…Fact: Thursday’s press release from PFLAG specifically states that, “Kern did not express an apology during today’s meeting, nor did she back away from any of her earlier comments.” We never said that Kern changed her views on sexual orientation and “sin.”
Then, Kern took issue with PFLAG’s report that she had indicated lesbian and gay Americans should not be fired from their jobs because of their sexual orientation. “I unequivocally do not support sexual orientation laws,” she said. “While I do not advocate employers going on a witch hunt to fire homosexual employees who are performing their jobs in a manner just like any heterosexual employee, I do not support laws that would force employers to check their First Amendment rights to freedom of religion, speech, and association at the workplace door.”
Go read the rest for a full fact check on Sally’s statements.
* Review the Sally Kern Blend archive