I got an e-mail just a few minutes ago, letting me know that Concerned Women for America is rallying the troops and will join with “over 50 pastors” in staging a “Free Speech Rally for Sally” on Wednesday, April 2, at noon in the Rotunda of the Oklahoma State Building in Oklahoma City.
(Just a side note: I find it interesting that all the e-mails I get from the Concerned Women for America come from a man â€” Matt Barber, CWA’s “policy director for cultural issues.”)
This rally, of course, is to support Okla. State Rep. Sally Kern, who has come under fire in recent weeks after a speech she made to a group of Republican supporters was secretly taped and posted on YouTube.com. In that speech, Rep. Kern compared LGBT people to cancer and said we are a bigger threat to the U.S. than terrorism and Islam. The gay activists, of course, responded quickly and have staged at least two large protests in Oklahoma City.
Now the right-wingers are coming to Sally’s aid. Here’s what Matt Barber’s e-mail said, in part:
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.
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 â€œbecause it destroys the basic moral fiber of this nation, which is traditional marriage and the traditional family.â€ She couldnâ€™t be more right.
Matt Barber, CWAâ€™s Policy Director for Cultural Issues, said, â€œThere are certainly those who hate Rep. Kern. Theyâ€™ve made that perfectly clear with vicious personal attacks and even death threats. But millions of Americans proudly stand alongside Sally Kern and say, â€˜Thank you. Thank you for boldly standing your ground and for unapologetically defending Biblical Truth.â€™ 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 Godâ€™s unequivocal condemnation of sexual immorality is serving to galvanize and embolden others. People say, â€˜Well Sally Kern wasnâ€™t intimidated, why should I be?â€™â€
Just thought I’d let you all know what’s going on in OKC. Just in case anybody feels the need to go exercise their free speech rights.