Oh. My. God. Everything makes sense! It was there, right in front of our noses, the entire time!
Professional homobigot Sally Kern has been spending every waking hour peddling her Proclamation for Morality to Oklahoma state lawmakers, claiming that the ravaged economy is a direct result of our country's lax morals. Sayeth Holy Sal: "If we will take care of the Morality, God will take care of the Prosperity." (We already know that Sally's husband, Pastor Steve Kern, wants to "take care" of morality by locking up gays in "treatment facilities." One wonders if the Kerns' "final solution" for abortion providers might involve similar detention camps with giant gas-fueled Easy-Bake ovens.)
As it was delivered from God's tongue to Sally Kern's ear:
WHEREAS, we believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis; and
WHEREAS, this nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery; and
WHEREAS, my magnificent bosoms are swollen with bountiful purpose for your delight...
Wait. That last part is from Gov. Mark Sanford's inbox. My mistake.
You'll notice that, cleaving to the fundie extremist view, Kern lumps marriage equality to sex trafficking and child abuse. But divorce? Divorce is a debauchery? I guess that means GOP leaders like Newt Gingrich, John McCain, and Rush Limbaugh are also responsible for the financial crisis.
From Think Progress: Last year, Oklahoma state legislator Sally Kern (R) drew well-deserved criticism for an outlandish rant against the gay community, in which she compared homosexuality to "toe cancer" and said, "It’s the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam. Studies show that no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted more than, you know, a few decades. So it’s the death knell of this country." ...Though Kern denies that her proclamation is timed to coincide with gay pride celebrations across the country, critics say otherwise. Kern’s proclamation specifically criticizes President Obama for recognizing June as LGBT Pride Month.
The complete proclamaion has been posted on Dispatches From the Culture Wars. Blogger Ed Brayton notes that the document contains two fake historical quotes, one from Patrick Henry and one from James Madison. (See, that's how wingnuts operate. If history doesn't suit them, they just make up shit.)
Sally Kern may be the most loathsome politician in America, and those Oklahomans who keep voting her into office do nothing but draw attention to the hideous face of Christian zealotry.
I don't know whether or not there is an afterlife. But I do know this: Spending eternity with Kern and other religious fundies would be pure hell.