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01/28/2015 06:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sally Kern, Please Forgive Me

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Dear Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern,

Allow me to repent.

You see, Mrs. Kern, I repent because at one time I detested you.

Yes, I disliked you and I didn't even know you.

I hated you for the words you said.

I hated you for the House Bills you introduced.

I hated you for the blindsided harm and shame you placed not only on gays, but also on Muslims, and blacks, and other minorities as well. Not to mention the hurt of gay children across Oklahoma when you insinuate they are less than.

However, Representative Kern, I also realize that love is the answer. While hate may prevail for a short amount of time, ultimately love wins. Sally, John 4:8 says; "Whoever does not Love does not know God, because God is love."

Sally Kern, I repent for the amount of dislike I had in my heart towards you, because I realized you don't know God. Because, if you do know God like I do then you must realize the hate that has spewed from you is a turnoff for those who desire to be Christ-like. Matthew 7:16 says, "By their fruit you will recognize them." Mrs. Kern, I am not the judge, that is up to Jesus. But as far as I can see thus far the fruit you are bearing is hate.

So Mrs. Kern, even as you introduced three new House Bills in Oklahoma trying to destroy the lives of many LGBT people whom you are supposed to protect. I ask as for your forgiveness for the hate that I had in my heart. And, I pray that God reveals himself to you in a way that he never has. And that he shows you what love really is.

In closing, Mrs. Kern, I would like to remind you of Hebrews 12:14-15 where it warns, "Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root rises up to cause trouble and defile many."

In love and forgiveness,
Dillon Peña