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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Kern Keeps Going … And Going … And Going …



Terrorist-sniffing GOPer Rep. Sally Kern, high from hyper-ventilating her own hot air, is accusing the Oklahoma affiliate of the ACLU of intimidation.

According to Kern’s website on July 11, [she who communicates with the Founding Fathers from the grave and who thinks “context” are visual aids] the ACLU is asking for a financial accounting of how much Oklahoma tax money and other state-paid resources were used to stage her “morality proclamation” passion play July 2 in the state Capitol rotunda.

Kern’s proclamation has been shown to contain invented quotes and out-of-context references in order to sugar-coat and disguise the civil-rights violating intent of her disregard for truth and history in the pursuit of her theocratic dogma.

If Kern really is true to her religious orientation then why does she seem reluctant to provide a financial accounting to the public?

Would Kern actually lie in order to try and dissolve the First Amendment? Article II, section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution couldn’t be more explicit in disallowing the use of tax money to promote any religious ideology. One would think that religious exponents such as Kern and her associates, so adept at splitting hairs and arguing over how many angels dance on pin heads, could understand this very clear language.

The polling company referred to on her website is GOPer controlled and includes a Oklahoma Congressional representative in the partners. If the numbers are correct and Oklahoma does have high church attendance then why is the Kern Krew worried about morality? Why isn’t she content with the status quo? Is she so desperate for political power that she can’t afford to let one black sheep liberal stray from the fold? Is she so greedy for political power that no dissension from her religious POV is to be allowed?

How has obsession with the private lives of total strangers warped her sense of decency? Is voyeurism a fatal disease?

Let’s hope truth and sunlight can be an effective vaccine against Kern’s infection of the body politic.

James Nimmo lives in Oklahoma City and is a frequent contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.
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