|Updated: 1/16 4:02 pm
||Published: 1/16 4:00 pm
Days after a US District Court judge ruled Oklahoma's ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional, State Rep. Sally Kern released a comment.
Kern has been vocal in the past about her opposition to homosexuality.
“I, like many other Oklahomans, am saddened by the ruling of Judge Kern (no relation) declaring that the freedom of 76 percent of the voters of our great state to believe in the moral principles on which our Constitution is founded is unconstitutional. America has a rich heritage of legal principles that involve liberty for all, equality and consent of the governed.
“Our Constitution begins with ‘We the People,’ not ‘We the Judges.’ We are a nation ‘of the people, by the people and for the people,’ as Lincoln said. Not a government of the judges, by the judges and for the judges. Yes, we want equality for all because all are created equal by God and worth enough to him to send his Son to die for our sins.
“Our laws are based on the Ten Commandments. Our Godly heritage stems from the laws of God which Jefferson articulated in the Declaration of Independence as ‘the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.’ Declaring homosexuality and same sex marriage (SSM) as a civil right is giving legitimacy to what God says is wrong. Judge Kern is seeking to give state approval to a behavior that is proven to be extremely harmful, especially to young people. In doing so, he not only violates the law of God but the principle of consent of the governed.
“This issue is like oil and water. If homosexuals win on this issue of SSM being a constitutional right, then Christians lose their freedom to practice their faith in society. It’s already happening in America. Just ask the baker in Colorado, the florist in Washington, or the photographer in New Mexico. Don’t think it can’t happen here. Don’t be bullied by judicial and homosexual activists.”