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More On Sally Kern, + A Brilliant & Heartbreaking Letter 
13th-Mar-2008 01:20 am
It's now being reported that Sally Kern has a gay son - one she's allegedly disowned for it, too. We'll see if that pans out as a truth or not.

I came across this post from the beautiful Pam, and am reposting it here for ease and because I want everyone to read it:
Letter From HS Senior To Sally Kern

Today my nephew attempted to deliver a letter to Sally Kern but was stopped by a highway patrol man. With his permission I am distributing the letter to all news stations and thought I would include it here.

Maybe we can all stand to learn a listen from this smart, loving, young man. He more than most has reason to hate. He lost his mother, my sister, in the Murrah Building bombing.

Elizabeth
Rep Kern:

On April 19, 1995, in Oklahoma City a terrorist detonated a bomb that killed my mother and 167 others. 19 children died that day. Had I not had the chicken pox that day, the body count would've likely have included one more. Over 800 other Oklahomans were injured that day and many of those still suffer through their permanent wounds.

That terrorist was neither a homosexual or was he involved in Islam. He was an extremist Christian forcing his views through a body count. He held his beliefs and made those who didn't live up to them pay with their lives.

As you were not a resident of Oklahoma on that day, it could be explained why you so carelessly chose words saying that the homosexual agenda is worst than terrorism. I can most certainly tell you through my own experience that is not true. I am sure there are many people in your voting district that laid a loved one to death after the terrorist attack on Oklahoma City. I kind of doubt you'll find one of them that will agree with you.

I was five years old when my mother died. I remember what a beautiful, wise, and remarkable woman she was. I miss her. Your harsh words and misguided beliefs brought me to tears, because you told me that my mother's killer was a better person than a group of people that are seeking safety and tolerance for themselves.

As someone left motherless and victimized by terrorists, I say to you very clearly you are absolutely wrong.

You represent a district in Oklahoma City and you very coldly express a lack of love, sympathy or understanding for what they've been through. Can I ask if you might have chosen wiser words were you a real Oklahoman that was here to share the suffering with Oklahoma City? Might your heart be a bit less cold had you been around to see the small bodies of children being pulled out of rubble and carried away by weeping firemen?

I've spent 12 years in Oklahoma public schools and never once have I had anyone try to force a gay agenda on me. I have seen, however, many gay students beat up and there's never a day in school that has went by when I haven't heard the word **** slung at someone. I've been called gay slurs many times and they hurt and I am not even gay so I can just imagine how a real gay person feels. You were a school teacher and you have seen those things too. How could you care so little about the suffering of some of your students?

Let me tell you the result of your words in my school. Every openly gay and suspected gay in the school were having to walk together Monday for protection. They looked scared. They've already experienced enough hate and now your words gave other students even more motivation to sneer at them and call them names. Afterall, you are a teacher and a lawmaker, many young people have taken your words to heart. That happens when you assume a role of responsibility in your community. I seriously think before this week ends that some kids here will be going home bruised and bloody because of what you said.

I wish you could've met my mom. Maybe she could've guided you in how a real Christian should be acting and speaking.

I have not had a mother for nearly 13 years now and wonder if there were fewer people like you around, people with more love and tolerance in their hearts instead of strife, if my mom would be here to watch me graduate from high school this spring. Now she won't be there. So I'll be packing my things and leaving Oklahoma to go to college elsewhere and one day be a writer and I have no intentions to ever return here. I have no doubt that people like you will incite crazy people to build more bombs and kill more people again. I don't want to be here for that. I just can't go through that again.

You may just see me as a kid, but let me try to teach you something. The old saying is sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you. Well, your words hurt me. Your words disrespected the memory of my mom. Your words can cause others to pick up sticks and stones and hurt others.

Sincerely

Tucker
This moved me to tears. I want to pay for this child's entire college tuition. I hope he does go back, and I hope when he's old enough and able he runs for public office there. Afterall, it is more his town than hers.
Comments 
13th-Mar-2008 05:29 am (UTC)
I read that, and it brought back the Godawful memories of Oklahoma City. I think everyone I knew at that time spent the entire week glued to the TV set--not for morbid curiosity, but because, after that Wednesday morning, those people were like family. Long after Timothy Veigh was put down, the survivors are still people I grieve and wish the best for.

Sally Kern needs to be introduced to them, and taught the difference between living with gays and living with the aftermath of a mass murder. I'd gladly volunteer to drag her face-down over every chair in the Park help educate her.
13th-Mar-2008 06:19 am (UTC)
I know it's just March.....but I say she gets the award for Douche Nozzle of the year award for 2008.
13th-Mar-2008 06:47 am (UTC)
Thank you for that.

ANDRE
13th-Mar-2008 11:20 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing. That was incredible!
13th-Mar-2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
I cry all the time because I still don't understand how people can be so awful to each other, for no good reason, and without provocation. This letter brought me to tears because I realize how wonderful they can be, too.

I've never lived in Oklahoma, but the memory of that day is still fresh in my mind. The "gay agenda" is worse than terrorism? What about all of the deaths that have been caused by people upholding the "Christian agenda?" As a human being, her words are offensive and hurtful.
13th-Mar-2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
13th-Mar-2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
"So I'll be packing my things and leaving Oklahoma to go to college elsewhere and one day be a writer..."

I'd say he already is. Very well-spoken.
13th-Mar-2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Thank God for the internet...otherwise few of us would have learned what a twat that woman is, nor would this response have received the wide distribution it's had and will continue to get!
14th-Mar-2008 05:58 am (UTC)
Incredible letter. I have no doubt that the author will be a most excellent author someday.

My word to Sally Kern:
Repent.
14th-Mar-2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
I just read this not too long ago. The letter almost made me cry, I feel so sorry for this Tucker kid.

I came across your journal in a photoshop community.
Mind if I add you?
14th-Mar-2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
As you wish. ;-)
15th-Mar-2008 12:31 am (UTC)
Thanks :]
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