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Sally Kerns Exaggerates Death Threats 
14th-Mar-2008 01:00 am
Jim at Box Turtle Bulletin has the goods:
Oklahoma state rep. Sally Kern’s homophobic rant earned her several thousand emails and phone calls, most of which I’m sure aren’t very civil. Tuesday, Kern alluded to some of them containing death threats, prompting an investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations. What did they find?
[OSBI spokeswoman Jessica] Brown said Tuesday, “There are a lot of e-mails to the representative that say, ‘You ought to die,’ rather than, ‘I am going to kill you.’

“I wouldn’t characterize them as death threats,” she said.
Never mind what law enforcement officials say. Our friends from Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink are undeterred. It’s like they just can’t help it.
Here's a petition to get Sally Kern out of Office.
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14th-Mar-2008 10:48 am (UTC) - Re: obligatory...
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14th-Mar-2008 05:13 am (UTC)
Signed, and off to post it on my own LJ.

14th-Mar-2008 05:20 am (UTC)
While I think it's wrong to exaggerate the threats, I think that it's wrong for anyone to say that she should die. She should live a long, miserable life, filled with shame, regret, second-guessing herself and increasingly low self esteem. Then, she should die.
14th-Mar-2008 10:48 am (UTC)
I agree. In a fire.
14th-Mar-2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
i don't know...
i mean, if it's ok to hurt/maim/kill someone because they're gay/bi/trans then what's wrong with killing someone for being a dumbass homophobic little c u next tuesday?
turnabout's fair play to me.

(said, obviously, with oodles and oodles of snark and sarcasm)
14th-Mar-2008 06:05 am (UTC)
Well I don't want her to die but I would like to see her reprimanded for condoning hate crimes through her influence. There is a time and a place for debate, and that is not the time and place for this type of debate (allowing that there SHOULD be one).

She holds power, and with that power comes responsibility. A responsibility to protect ALL the individuals in her state, not just the straight ones. She then has a responsibility to the Constitution, in upholding it's principles, and protecting the rights given to citizens through it.

If she could handle all that, then she can start pushing for party politics.
14th-Mar-2008 07:24 am (UTC)
14th-Mar-2008 10:51 am (UTC)
I did, it was on Box Turtle Bulletin also I think. I dig Ellen, I think she's tremendously straightforward. She's one of the few celebrities I'd actually like to know as a friend.
14th-Mar-2008 09:10 am (UTC)
She's lying. They're lying. What a surprise!
14th-Mar-2008 10:51 am (UTC)
I know, right?
14th-Mar-2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
Is the family group as upset about this as they were about Pat Robertson broadcasting a call for Chavez's assassination?
14th-Mar-2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
Signed it. What a coont.
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