OK Rep. Sally Kern and her supporters held a “morality rally” on the first floor of the state Capitol yesterday, where protesters tried to outshout Kern’s idiots. The rally was held to promote Kern’s attempt to have the legislature endorse her “Proclamation of Morality, ” which I recently mentioned here. Among many other things, Kern’s proclamation blames gays for the state of the economy.
A circuslike atmosphere broke out Thursday during a rally to launch Rep. Sally Kern’s proclamation for morality. Protesters repeatedly interrupted Kern, R-Oklahoma City, and her supporters, chanting for the separation of church and state and calling Kern and her supporters hypocrites. A crowd of as many as 250 Kern supporters and protesters attended the event on the first floor of the state Capitol. Among Kern’s supporters were Republican Reps. Mike Reynolds of Oklahoma City and Lisa Billy of Lindsay. The proclamation, the bulk of which was written by Kern, calls for a national awakening of righteousness. “We believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis,” the proclamation states. “This nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery.”
C.S. Thornton, deputy director of the ACLU of Oklahoma, said the proclamation is riddled with factual inaccuracies. During the rally, chants of “shame on you” were interrupted by the singing of “God Bless America,” only to be droned out by calls for everyone to love their neighbor. Critics accused Kern of using state resources to promote religion. The proclamation makes several references to religion.
Below, protesters chant and Kern supporters sing religious songs.
(Tipped by JMG reader Lynette)