ACLU Investigates Rep. Sally Kern

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 10:32 pm

By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- State Representative Sally Kern's proclamation for morality is creating new controversy.

Last week protestors for and against squared off at the state capitol as Kern and several other lawmakers signed the document. It calls for a return to Christian principles of many of our founding fathers. It also blames our current economic struggles on a lack of morality.

Now, the American Civil Liberties Union has launched its own investigation into whether or not Kern improperly used state tax dollars to fund her endeavor.

"Were the private? Were they public? Was the time of state employees, Meaning staffers being used to promote this thing? I think those are the kind of things the citizens of Oklahoma should know," said Chuck Thornton with the ACLU of Oklahoma.

Representative Kern denies using any state funds.

"I used nothing more than any other representative would use in expressing their views," Rep. Kern said.

Representative Kern has not seen the ACLU's letter. It's expected to reach her desk by Monday. The ACLU is asking for a response from Kern in 15 days.

More on

- State Lawmakers Urge an End to Nation's 'Moral Crisis'

- Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern's Views on Homosexuality Ignite Controversy Again


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