Friday, March 28, 2008

Sally Kern tries to reverse her position on job discrimination.

Sally Kern has said she denies the PFLAG version of their meeting.

The PFLAG statement:

As PFLAG reported earlier today, Kern said she would consider meeting other families with GLBT loved ones in her district . . . and she told PFLAG representatives that “I agree with” the idea that gays and lesbians should not be fired from their jobs based on their sexual orientation.

Statement from Kern:

PFLAG has also spun my words to say that I am in favor of “sexual orientation” laws. I unequivocally do not support “sexual orientation” laws. While I do not advocate employers going on a witch hunt to fire homosexual employees who are performing their jobs in a manner just like any heterosexual employee, I do not support laws that would force employers to check their First Amendment rights to freedom of religion, speech, and association at the workplace door.

PFLAG never said that Kern is in favor of "sexual orientation" laws. In fact, there is nothing in their statement regarding these laws.

She also said the following:

While I did meet with PFLAG in what was a cordial and polite meeting, they have taken my statements and have spun them to make it appear that I am backing off my comments that homosexuality is a sin.

But according to the PFLAG press release:

“We appreciate Representative Kern taking the time to meet with us and consider an important, ongoing dialogue about our families and loved ones,” said Rev. Newton-Edwards. “Representative Kern expressed a commendable desire to consider every family, every Oklahoman and every constituent. Today, she took an important first step forward that, we hope, will be the beginning of many conversations with our families and our community.”

Kern did not express an apology during today’s meeting, nor did she back away from any of her earlier comments.

That doesn't sound like PFLAG was misrepresenting her statements.

Not only did Kern lie but she used the opportunity to say that she will no longer meet with PFLAG:

Since PFLAG has shown their lack of integrity by misinterpreting my statements from our meeting to fit their agenda — thus revealing their purpose of open dialog to be just a means of seeking to weaken my position and strengthen theirs — I see no benefit in having future meetings with them.

How convenient to make this statement. According to the PFLAG press release, Kern agreed to possibly attend future PFLAG meetings. I guess she has an excuse to get out of that now.

Then Kern adds this:

God’s Word does not change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His Word expresses His moral character. Therefore, my opinion also will not change.

Funny. Kern claims that God's word doesn't change. But apparently hers does.

Just more proof to the fact that Kern has not been truthful throughout this entire situation. She claims to stand for moral values, but thinks nothing of falsely accusing PFLAG of misrepresenting her position.

Cowardly and very un-Christian. But not surprising.