State Rep. Sally Kern reads her proclamation for morality at a state Capitol rally Thursday morning where she was heckled by protesters who urged her to "love they neighbor." About 200 people gathered at the rally where participants were invited to add their signatures to the proclamation. The document declares the need for a spiritual renewal in the nation to address societal problems Thursday, July 2, 2009. Photo by Jim Becke
Kern’s proclamation refers to homosexual activities as immoral behavior
Kern, who said two years ago that homosexuality is a greater threat to the United States than terrorism, said Obama is pushing the homosexual agenda.
Opponents at first simply turned their backs during the event, but then one followed by several began chanting.
The Rev. Loyce Newton-Edwards, assistant pastor of the Church of the Open Arms in Oklahoma City, called Kern “one of the most hateful and divisive persons in America.”
“Homophobia is wrong,” she said. “It’s unGodlike.”
Rep. Ryan Kiesel, D-Seminole, called Kern’s event a “divisive political stunt.”
Kern said copies of the proclamation and versions of it that are available on a Web site, www.reclaimoklahoma.org,
for others to sign will be presented later to Gov. Brad Henry, Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, the president and U.S. House and Senate leaders.