Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Sally Kern’s book The Stoning of Sally Kern, in which she continues to be baffled by why anyone would react negatively to her anti-gay bigotry, cited by Right Wing Watch:

“The average American doesn’t understand the threat that homosexuality and the total acceptance of it into our society is to our nation,” Kern said. “We need to wake up to this threat.

“I am always being accused of hating homosexuals. I don’t hate anyone. This isn’t a matter of hating someone or trying to deny them their equal rights. All American citizens have equal rights under our Constitution. This is trying to get acceptance for a behavior that is specifically mentioned in God’s Word that is wrong.”


Well of course. Sally doesn’t “hate” gays, she just thinks gays are worse than terrorists, declaring that the “homosexual agenda is destroying this nation … it’s the biggest threat that our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam.” She doesn’t hate gays, she just thinks their fight for equality is the equivalent of Pearl Harbor:

There was a day that took the United States by surprise. It was December 7, 1941, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Prior to that fateful day Americans knew a war was taking place, but most didn’t think it involved them. As long as the fighting as going on someplace overseas far away, they didn’t really care about it, and so they were just living their lives and going about their everyday activities. But that changed in a heartbeat when, unexpectedly, the planes roared down, and our mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters were under attack without any warning and little chance to fight back.

There is a war going on today, and, just like on December 7, 1941, most Americans are going to be totally surprised at the devastation and change that is going to take place in our nation. The difference between this current attack and the one on Pearl Harbor is that the enemy is living and fighting right here among us, but we don’t recognize them. The hard reality is that the enemy could be connected to your mother or fathers, sons or daughters, brothers or sisters, or coworkers. That’s what makes this war so hard to fight. It can feel as if we’re fighting those we love.

The real enemy, however, is not these loved ones but a worldview that is being strategically implemented in our homes, schools, churches, and government. This is a war for the soul of our nation, and it is a whole new experience for Americans.

But she says she doesn’t hate gays, so that makes all these batshit crazy, paranoid delusions of hers just fine.