Got a copy in my e-mail at home:

 A letter to Sally Kern from a senior in high school in Oklahoma.


>> Today my nephew attempted to deliver a letter to Sally Kern but  
>> was stopped by a highway patrol man. With his permission I am  
>> distributing the letter to all news stations and thought I would  
>> include it here.
>> 
>> Maybe we can all stand to learn a listen from this smart, loving,  
>> young man. He more than most has reason to hate. He lost his  
>> mother, my sister, in the Murrah Building bombing
>> 
>> Elizabeth

>> ( by way page 112 of the News9 Comment Section at http:// 
>> www.news9.com/global/story.asp?s=7983168
>> 

>> Letter From Tucker

>> 

>> Rep Kern:
>> On April 19, 1995, in Oklahoma City a terrorist detonated a bomb  
>> that killed my mother and 167 others. 19 children died that day.  
>> Had I not had the chicken pox that day, the body count would've  
>> likely have included one more. Over 800 other Oklahomans were  
>> injured that day and many of those still suffer through their  
>> permanent wounds.
>> 
>> That terrorist was neither a homosexual or was he involved in  
>> Islam. He was an extremist Christian forcing his views through a  
>> body count. He held his beliefs and made those who didn't live up  
>> to them pay with their lives.
>> 
>> As you were not a resident of Oklahoma on that day, it could be  
>> explained why you so carelessly chose words saying that the  
>> homosexual agenda is worst than terrorism. I can most certainly  
>> tell you through my own experience that is not true. I am sure  
>> there are many people in your voting district that laid a loved  
>> one to death after the terrorist attack on Oklahoma City. I kind  
>> of doubt you'll find one of them that will agree with you.
>> 
>> I was five years old when my mother died. I remember what a  
>> beautiful, wise, and remarkable woman she was. I miss her. Your  
>> harsh words and misguided beliefs brought me to tears, because you  
>> told me that my mother's killer was a better person than a group  
>> of people that are seeking safety and tolerance for themselves.
>> 
>> As someone left motherless and victimized by terrorists, I say to  
>> you very clearly you are absolutely wrong.
>> 
>> You represent a district in Oklahoma City and you very coldly  
>> express a lack of love, sympathy or understanding for what they've  
>> been through. Can I ask if you might have chosen wiser words were  
>> you a real Oklahoman that was here to share the suffering with  
>> Oklahoma City? Might your heart be a bit less cold had you been  
>> around to see the small bodies of children being pulled out of  
>> rubble and carried away by weeping firemen?
>> 
>> I've spent 12 years in Oklahoma public schools and never once have  
>> I had anyone try to force a gay agenda on me. I have seen,  
>> however, many gay students beat up and there's never a day in  
>> school that has went by when I haven't heard the word **** slung  
>> at someone. I've been called gay slurs many times and they hurt  
>> and I am not even gay so I can just imagine how a real gay person  
>> feels. You were a school teacher and you have seen those things  
>> too. How could you care so little about the suffering of some of  
>> your students?
>> 
>> Let me tell you the result of your words in my school. Every  
>> openly gay and suspected gay in the school were having to walk  
>> together Monday for protection. They looked scared. They've  
>> already experienced enough hate and now your words gave other  
>> students even more motivation to sneer at them and call them  
>> names. Afterall, you are a teacher and a lawmaker, many young  
>> people have taken your words to heart. That happens when you  
>> assume a role of responsibility in your community. I seriously  
>> think before this week ends that some kids here will be going home  
>> bruised and bloody because of what you said.
>> 
>> I wish you could've met my mom. Maybe she could've guided you in  
>> how a real Christian should be acting and speaking.
>> 
>> I have not had a mother for nearly 13 years now and wonder if  
>> there were fewer people like you around, people with more love and  
>> tolerance in their hearts instead of strife, if my mom would be  
>> here to watch me graduate from high school this spring. Now she  
>> won't be there. So I'll be packing my things and leaving Oklahoma  
>> to go to college elsewhere and one day be a writer and I have no  
>> intentions to ever return here. I have no doubt that people like  
>> you will incite crazy people to build more bombs and kill more  
>> people again. I don't want to be here for that. I just can't go  
>> through that again.
>> 
>> You may just see me as a kid, but let me try to teach you  
>> something. The old saying is sticks and stones will break your  
>> bones, but words will never hurt you. Well, your words hurt me.  
>> Your words disrespected the memory of my mom. Your words can cause  
>> others to pick up sticks and stones and hurt others.
>> 
>> Sincerely
>> 
>> Tucker
>>