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[X-posted from Oklahoma Citizen]

You can't possibly be surprised that our state's premier drama queen felt the need to weigh in on this pressing national issue with a press release calling for public demonstrations of moral outrage.


Kern Urges Oklahomans to Support Chick-Fil-A


OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Sally Kern is urging Oklahomans to support Chick-Fil-A and to participate in the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day event scheduled for next Wednesday.

“Chick-Fil-A is a company that has incorporated traditional values into its business model, the same values that a large majority of Oklahomans adhere to,” said Kern, R-Oklahoma City. “This is a company that respects its employees and customers and creates jobs for young people. The hate and intolerance they have been subjected to in the past week is astonishing, and I encourage Oklahomans to rally behind this company and show our support.”

Kern noted that voters overwhelmingly passed a state Constitutional amendment in 2004 that stated that prohibited same-sex marriage and declared marriage to be between one man and one woman.

“Seventy-six percent of Oklahoma voters believe that marriage is an institution for one man and one woman,” said Kern, noting the percentage of voters who approved the state question. “What the owner of Chick-Fil-A said is nothing controversial to Oklahomans.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has created the “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day” Facebook page to encourage citizens across the nation to support the company by dining at their local franchises on August 1. So far, more than 290,000 people have indicated they plan on participating nationwide.

According to the company’s website, there are 13 locations across Oklahoma.

Maybe gay-friendly Okies need to stage their own actions at the restaurants next Wednesday, to give those who follow Kern's advice a real show.

Just don't buy anything.

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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    Oklahoma: birthplace of Kate Barnard, W. Rogers, W. Guthrie, Bill Moyers & Eliz. Warren. Home to proud progressive agitators since before statehood. Current political climate a mere passing dust cloud; we're waiting it out & planning for clearer days.

    by peacearena on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 01:26:07 PM PDT

  •  of course she did. (1+ / 0-)
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    peacearena

    can we get a revolving cast of couples to make out and hold hands in front of Kern's house for a year?

    i'm starting to think the best solution to this is to get everyone opposed to gay rights to finally say their true feelings. it's not "protecting the sacredness of marriage". if it were, rep. kern would have banned divorce in oklahoma. it's about "hatin' fags" and she knows it.

    I just want to see news footage of her pasty visage screaming homophobic slurs at taxpayers until she can no longer be viably run for public office. these hatemongers need to own their bigotry.

    Is this an election or a buyout?

    by papa monzano on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 01:41:38 PM PDT

  •  Thought this was going to about James Inhoffe (7+ / 0-)

    Although, Oklahoma has a deep bench when it comes to bigots...  

    Horrible people, all of 'em.

    •  LOL, that's our other (2+ / 0-)
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      skohayes, blueoasis

      biggest homopobe. But I don't think any of his stupid remarks got the kind of attention Sally's did. It  helps to be an obvious closet case, I guess.

      Deep bench, indeed. But we also have some fine Okies to be proud off -- see my sig.

      Oklahoma: birthplace of Kate Barnard, W. Rogers, W. Guthrie, Bill Moyers & Eliz. Warren. Home to proud progressive agitators since before statehood. Current political climate a mere passing dust cloud; we're waiting it out & planning for clearer days.

      by peacearena on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 01:58:20 PM PDT

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      •  Sorry, should have chose my words a little better (1+ / 0-)
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        blueoasis

        I meant the Sally Kerns & James Inhoffes of the world were horrible people.

        Didn't mean to offend. But I can see how it could have been taken that way. Any state that gave us Elizabeth Warren has to be pretty great.  :)

    •  deep benches (0+ / 0-)

      and wide stances, i'd wager.

      Is this an election or a buyout?

      by papa monzano on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 02:37:11 PM PDT

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  •  Order something - a large water. (5+ / 0-)

    (video page on youtube - content is a rant against the anti-gay policy stance and the paraphrased-by-me call for action below.)

    A large water is generally free at Chick-fil-a and costs them for the water, possibly ice, and the cup.

    Plus, there's 'I thought you said you followed Biblical principles' justification - Proverbs says that if your enemy is thirsty, you're supposed to give him something to drink.

    (As the video points out, you're also supposed to feed hungry enemies, but 'I'm pro-gay rights and hungry, I'd like a free #1 combo' is incredibly less likely to work.)

    Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

    by Cassandra Waites on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 01:59:59 PM PDT

    •  awesome video (1+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis

      I think I love that woman. Is it you?

      Oklahoma: birthplace of Kate Barnard, W. Rogers, W. Guthrie, Bill Moyers & Eliz. Warren. Home to proud progressive agitators since before statehood. Current political climate a mere passing dust cloud; we're waiting it out & planning for clearer days.

      by peacearena on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 02:15:40 PM PDT

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      •  No. (2+ / 0-)
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        papa monzano, blueoasis

        This starting circling around on Tumblr last night.

        Another advantage: going in and just sitting doesn't generate numbers anyone higher than a store manager can possibly see.

        A bunch of rung-up orders of nothing but a water (they have to ring it up to keep track of the number of cups they're going through)? That is a statistic that could get seen.

        Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

        by Cassandra Waites on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 02:21:00 PM PDT

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  •   (2+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis, adrianrf

    It's the same tired appeal to the so-called "majority". F*** you, Sally Kern. The idea that the "majority" believes it is so, so it must be correct and right. It's a bully mentality, and people like Sally Kern are bullies to the core. "We have the numbers. You are just the pithy minority unworthy of anything." Heartless, uncaring pseudo-Christians cloaked in a world of fear and divisiveness. Whether or not "the majority" think it's true, it's morally WRONG.

    Also, I know it's the world's biggest obvious irony, but I'll point it out anyway, even though everyone here will get it, but Kern and her ilk won't: using the words "hate" and "intolerance". Oh, the irony, Sally... the irony so twisted it burns...

  •  My guess is that if Chick-Fil-A was giving to (1+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis

    ...anti-gun organizations, rather than anti-gay ones, Rep.  Kern wouldn't be quite so quick to defend their right to do so.

    "Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions." - Thomas Jefferson

    by rfall on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 04:23:52 PM PDT

    •  like a cylon (0+ / 0-)

      i can't believe rep. kern is so protective of chik-fil-a's right to impose sharia law on the country! :) i guess this just shows corporations are also very religious people. I'm sure some piece of romney's programming is pleased.

      Is this an election or a buyout?

      by papa monzano on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 09:14:42 PM PDT

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