Main | Friday, March 14, 2008

Sally Kern's Son: I'm Not Gay, I'm, Uh...Celibate. Yeah, That's It...Celibate

I haven't commented on the swirling rumors that Sally Kern has a gay son because there just didn't seem to be any proof. But check out what Kern's son himself has to say. Mixed in with his declaration of being straight but celibate (not that we're necessarily buying that), he doesn't say anything negative about gay people and says that his views differ from his mother.

From the Tusla World:
The son of a state lawmaker who has condemned homosexuality as a worse threat to the U.S. than "terrorists or Islam" said Friday he wants it known that he is "straight and not gay." Jesse Kern, son of Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said information purporting that he is gay, which has appeared on several blogs, is damaging to himself and his family.

Kern, 31, said he feels the media has a responsibility to seek out the truth, then report it. Kern, who said he is affiliated with the Des Moines School of Metaphysics, said that he chooses to be celibate, but he is not homosexual. "First of all, no one's sexuality is anyone's business. It is not even my mother's business," he said. "I practice celibacy to give to my God," he said.

Kern said metaphysics helps teach him such things such as concentration, which has helped him keep focused with all the adverse publicity surrounding his mother's comments.

Kern said his mother's comments apparently were taken out of context. He has not chosen to listen to the audio version that has been disseminated widely throughout the nation. Kern's views differ from those of his mother, although he applauds her for standing up for what she believes, and thanks his parents for his good upbringing. His father is a Baptist minister in Oklahoma City.

He said the purpose of sex is reproduction, and it is the function of the animal body. "But we are more than animals, and we can use sex for a tool of deep relationship with another person." Kern added that what is more important than whether it be a relationship with someone of the same sex, is that there "needs to be honor in any relationship whether it is a straight or gay relationship.
According to Des Moines School of Metaphyics, where Jesse Kern is listed as Director:
Jesse has graduated from the College of Metaphysics and moved to Des Moines to direct the School of Metaphysics branch there. He is an energetic presence and loves serving humanity. Jesse's main passion is music. He uplifts with his voice and original musical compositions and is currently teaching private music lessons. He has provided primary assitance in crafting our Interfaith Church of Metaphysics' hymnal. Jesse is studying in the second cycle of lessons and plans to pursue a Doctorate in Metaphysics and Doctorate of Divinity.
So he's a celibate music teacher. OK, Jesse. It is kind of interesting that the son of a Baptist preacher and a raging homophobe would study metaphysics, which ponders the existence of God. Just saying. A "celibate", singing, music teaching, God-questioning, touchy-feely degree holding son probably explains a lot about ol' Sally, dunnit?

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