I recently picked up The Stoning of Sally Kern by Sally Kern as part of the christianaudio.com review program. The title was intriguing, and when I read the description, I wanted to hear what she had to say.
Sally Kern was not your typical Oklahoma State Legislature member. She was a former teacher and a highly conservative believer in Christ. In fact, she ran on those principles and won.
During a speech in 2008, she discussed how the moral fibers of America were deteriorating at the hand of a non-traditional family campaign. In other words, she spoke out about the homosexual community. However, the figurative stoning of Sally Kern began when pieces of her speech were put together and shared on YouTube. Sally describes the hate email and phone calls that came from all sides including some well-known celebrities.
In this book, she takes you through the speech that landed her in the spotlight and her family's name being tracked through the mud including her son. She details the rallying around her by her constituents on the steps of the capitol building, and her steadfast dependence on the Lord to walk the journey with her.
The book is a quick listen and I had conflicting emotions throughout the book. Her strong convictions are clear and present in this book, and she continues to stay the course. She discusses how her opposition cry out for a more tolerant perspective, yet are not tolerarnt of her beliefs – in fact, they run contrary to their words.
I recommend this book for anyone who wants to hear this story from Sally Kern herself. You can pick up a copy of this book and others at christianaudio.com.
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