'Sally Rally' draws more than 1,000 Kern supporters

By Michael McNutt Modified: April 2, 2008 at 6:50 pm •  Published: April 2, 2008
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Kern said a biblical verse came to her after her comments were posted last month on the Internet. The passage is Philippians 1:12, where the apostle Paul wrote, "I want you to know that what has happened to me has served to the advancement of the gospel."

"And that's the way I'm looking at this to God be the glory," she said.

Kern said again today she is not going to apologize. She said her comments were not against homosexuals, but were directed at the strategy of gay rights supporters to defeat conservative candidates.

Kern's husband said he wasn't asking anyone to apologize for the thousands who sent hate mail to his wife's Capitol office and to their home or said mean things about their family.

"We forgive you," he said. "We have no animosity in our hearts toward you."

Stephen Black, executive director of First Stone Ministries in Oklahoma City, said he once was gay. His organization, he said, helps men and women overcome homosexuality.

"There is a political agenda and a cultural message about homosexuality (and) that it is destructive to our country," he said.


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