That's one conclusion one might reach after her extraordinarily nutty and, dare we say it, un-Christian comments about some of our fellow Oklahomans, citizens who have the audacity (How could they?) to be gay.
Here's some Kern paranoia: "The homosexual agenda is destroying this nation; it's just a fact," Kern said in an audiotape posted Friday on YouTube. (We feel so destroyed, don't you?)
Here's some Kern hyperbole: Homosexuals and homosexuality are more of a threat to the United States than terrorism. (We told you she was nutty.)
Here's both, straight from Kern's fevered imagination: Homosexuals are trying to convert our kids, even 2-year-olds. (We are not making this up.)
Kern claims she's not gay-bashing, but her statements belie that claim. In any case, last time we checked gay folks remained actual citizens, even in Oklahoma. Moreover, state legislators, even the nutty ones, have some obligation to represent (and tolerate) all the citizens of their district, even those they don't necessarily like.
If we recall correctly, that was the philosophy of Arizona's Barry Goldwater, a Republican stalwart who, unlike Rep. Kern, believed in personal freedom.
Individual freedom—what a concept! Somebody ought to mention it to Rep. Kern.