Three years ago, Oklahoma legislator Sally Kern announced that homosexuality is "the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam." More recently, she gave a speech suggesting that the number of incarcerated African-Americans was "because they don't want to study as hard in school." She also said women wanted to work less hard than men.
Now she's out with a book, The Stoning Of Sally Kern. You can guess from the title that it's all about she was martyred by the mean liberal homosexuals. (Notably, she has not lost her position in Oklahoma's House of Representatives.) On the eve of 9/11, she's not backing down from her original declarations in the least:
You know if you just look at it in practical terms, which has destroyed and ended the life of more people? Terrorism attack here in America or HIV/AIDS? In the last twenty years, fifteen to twenty years, we've had maybe three terrorist attacks on our soil with a little over 5,000 people regrettably losing their lives. In the same time frame, there have been hundreds of thousands who have died because of having AIDS. So which one's the biggest threat? And you know, every day our young people, adults too, but especially our young people, are bombarded at school, in movies, in music, on TV, in the mall, in magazines, they're bombarded with ‘homosexuality is normal and natural.' It's something they have to deal with every day. Fortunately we don't have to deal with a terrorist attack every day, and that's what I mean.
Unfortunately, Oklahoma's citizens have to deal with a fringe bigot like Kern as an elected representative, practically speaking every day.