Georgian representative Equates Gays With Criminals, 'Unrepentant' Drug Dealers

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    Feb 10, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    No, not that Georgia, next to Abkhazia.icon_lol.gif
    This, BTW, is from the same representative that wants all transactions in gold or silver, who wants freedom from vaccinations ("it's my body") and yet wants abortion eliminated, calls rape victims "accusers," and yeah, he wants drivers' licenses banned too.

    And no one ran against him twice in his district.


    http://www.mdjonline.com/view/full_story/11295596/article-East-Cobb-Rep--Franklin-s-take-on-gays--gold--goats-and-God?instance=home_news_left

    On the subject of the President, Franklin said he opposes Obama's push to allow gays to serve in the military.

    "The Bible says it's a capital offense," Franklin said of homosexuality. "You want someone with unrepentant criminal behavior? And it's not just that, neither should adulterers, neither should thieves, neither should a lot of things. The church is full of sinners, but we're told in 1st Corinthians it rattled off the homosexual, the adulterer, the thief, the liar, and such were some of you, but you've been washed, you've been justified and so forth. It's not what you were. You're not punishing a thought. But do you want an unrepentant drug dealer in the military? Same thing."

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    He said his religious beliefs took root after a cover to cover reading of the Bible.

    "It was basically taking the Scripture, saying OK, what does it say, and reading it through cover to cover each year, getting everything in context and saying this is what needs to be done personally, this is what needs to be done in the family, this is what needs to be done in the state, and the jurisdictions don't mix, but all of us are accountable to god."

    And by god Franklin does not mean Allah.

    "The God. There's only one. Jesus said that he is the way, the truth and the light, no one comes to the Father except through him. George W. Bush was almost right when he said, 'all religions lead to the same place.' I would say all religions but one lead to the same place. Christianity will lead you to a different place. If you say any religion other than Christianity will get you to Heaven then you're saying Jesus lied, and I'm not going there."
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    Feb 10, 2011 11:33 PM GMT
    I don't blame him as much as the dumb F**ks who voted for him icon_neutral.gif

    He 's just an ass

    but with the votes he's an ass with power
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    Feb 10, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
    This Bigoted Congressman, needs to put his religion up where the sun don't shine and keep it out of State business, Franklin and the other Framers of our Constitution wrote it to keep idiots like this one from installing his religious views in government. Thankfully they had previous experience with Government mixing Religion with it in Europe, they saw how negative the result was for citizens, so hedged against it happening here by how they wrote the constitution. This bible babbler will run his mouth and expose what he is, and then the people will wake up, then he'll be replaced !!! I hope its soon !!!
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    Feb 10, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    This ultra conservative bigot obviously has a very primitive mind. Anyone who believes the fairy tales in the Bible as the truth and justifys hatred towards any group of people is totally unfit for public office. But we are dealing with Cobb County, Georgia a very conservative, right wing suburban area in Metro Atlanta. This homophobe is a total idiot.
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    Feb 10, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    Well, there's another Republican for you. Anyone here want to defend him, or other Republicans, since they all vote in unison?
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    Feb 11, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidWell, there's another Republican for you. Anyone here want to defend him, or other Republicans, since they all vote in unison?


    Try selling that idea to RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) like Lindsey Graham who are far more popular with liberal Democrats than their own party.

    As for Rep. Franklin.... he's disagreeable, but at least he is reliable and we know where he stands on the issues - not a flip-flopping double-dealer like a great many politicians. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 11, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    Countdown to headline news announcing his airport bathroom escapades in 5, 4, 3, 2, ...
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    Feb 11, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HERECountdown to headline news announcing his airport bathroom escapades in 5, 4, 3, 2, ..


    My thoughts exactly! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 11, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidWell, there's another Republican for you. Anyone here want to defend him, or other Republicans, since they all vote in unison?


    Try selling that idea to RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) like Lindsey Graham who are far more popular with liberal Democrats than their own party.

    As for Rep. Franklin.... he's disagreeable, but at least he is reliable and we know where he stands on the issues - not a flip-flopping double-dealer like a great many politicians. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Would you vote for him?
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    Feb 11, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    Why did we want the South to stay part of the Union again???

    The Bible also says that working on the Sabbath and children disrespecting their parents are capital offenses deserving of stoning. Uhhh-ohhh!
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    Feb 11, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidCountdown to headline news announcing his airport bathroom escapades in 5, 4, 3, 2, ...
    Nah.. he'll just fuck his wife, the concubine's, goat..
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    Feb 11, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidCountdown to headline news announcing his airport bathroom escapades in 5, 4, 3, 2, ...
    Nah.. he'll just fuck his wife, the concubine's, goat..
    We'll see about that when I go to Georgia for the summer...I got the contract. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 11, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
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    alphatrigger said
    Art_Deco saidWell, there's another Republican for you. Anyone here want to defend him, or other Republicans, since they all vote in unison?


    Try selling that idea to RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) like Lindsey Graham who are far more popular with liberal Democrats than their own party.

    As for Rep. Franklin.... he's disagreeable, but at least he is reliable and we know where he stands on the issues - not a flip-flopping double-dealer like a great many politicians. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Would you vote for him?


    No.
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    Feb 11, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    GQjock saidI don't blame him as much as the dumb F**ks who voted for him icon_neutral.gif

    He 's just an ass



    Truer words were never spoken. Thanks GQJock
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    Feb 11, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidCountdown to headline news announcing his airport bathroom escapades in 5, 4, 3, 2, ...


    Love this, paulflexes, thanks!!
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    Feb 11, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    I am not surprised about this guy given where he is from (East Cobb County, GA), nor the newspaper that even ran this story.

    Two things: Cobb County, GA is very, very ultra conservative. The people here are absolutely beyond hope and if I ever lived in metro Atlanta again, I will make it a point to live in a liberal, progressive part of town. I lived in East Cobb at one point. No way would I go back.

    The other thing is I used to work for the newspaper that ran the story, The Marietta Daily Journal. Years ago, the Publisher refused to run pictures of African Americans, because he was (still is) a racist and said, "They don't subscribe to our paper." He also thought renters as transients and refused to accept subscription requests for those living in apartment complexes. He also tried and tried to have a son (finally did after many attempts) so he could pass the paper down to him---never mind his daughters. Well after all, they are women...women can't run a newspaper.

    Conservative county. Racist Publisher handing newspaper down to racist Publisher son....what do you think????

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    Feb 11, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    What a nut. I'm not surprised, though. I lived in Georgia for 7 years. There are pockets of liberalism in Atlanta, but, overall, it can be a VERY scary place.
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    Feb 11, 2011 10:46 AM GMT
    That's scary. And a very....welll not even thinking view of reading the Bible. I suspect that guy thinks it was written in English and by Jesus (as as some fundagelicals believe rather like the Holy Qu'uran dictated by God or dictated by Angels), rather than being written by people, (albeit at differing times and from differant cultures), for people, about God and their experiences of God. He obviously shows no understanding at all of how the Bible has been viewed in the past and how it was compiled and the differant iterations it goes through and still is in.

    Surely as a Christian he believes in incarnational theology? God revealed as and in and through a human being? NOT God made words, not God made words in a goddam book or tablets of stone...but God revealed through people. Like us. A God whose revelation is still on going and did not end about 2,000 years ago. Isn't that what the whole things about? The Bible is not THE revelation of God. Its not God - yet so many people believe it is. The Bible is A revelation of God. Surely the revelation of God is...er....God?

    Sigh.

    He comes accross as an unthinking, unquestioning scare-monger.



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    Feb 11, 2011 12:32 PM GMT
    Actually, the guy went to bible college, so his theology is correct. The Word is God, was made flesh and saved us all from damnation, among other things.

    Apparently he hasn't heard about philology.

    And he's just a state representative, not in Congress. But he's apparently a powerful rep. in Georgia, so stock up on your gold and silver coins now!icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 11, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    turtleneckjock saidI am not surprised about this guy given where he is from (East Cobb County, GA), nor the newspaper that even ran this story.

    Two things: Cobb County, GA is very, very ultra conservative. The people here are absolutely beyond hope and if I ever lived in metro Atlanta again, I will make it a point to live in a liberal, progressive part of town. I lived in East Cobb at one point. No way would I go back.

    The other thing is I used to work for the newspaper that ran the story, The Marietta Daily Journal. Years ago, the Publisher refused to run pictures of African Americans, because he was (still is) a racist and said, "They don't subscribe to our paper." He also thought renters as transients and refused to accept subscription requests for those living in apartment complexes. He also tried and tried to have a son (finally did after many attempts) so he could pass the paper down to him---never mind his daughters. Well after all, they are women...women can't run a newspaper.

    Conservative county. Racist Publisher handing newspaper down to racist Publisher son....what do you think????



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    What you write here is very typical of much of the rural south for sure and much of the urban areas too. A large share of these southern folk rarely travel as much as 100 miles away from their homes, they have no idea how the rest of the world lives or thinks.

    Many of them have a Bible belief system that was passed down to them for generations, and their stated attitude is "I'm a southern baptist, if it was good enough fro grand daddy its good enough for me" and with that ends the subject, they think no further, so whatever the ignorance, the passed down bigotry, the group mentality, they stick with it like they do their religion. The ignorance is almost impenetrable !!!! Its a shame to say, but having worked with the low income public for 25 years, its sad but true.


    Just the other day, I was grocery shopping and met one of my elderly neighbors and she started telling me about how the government was going to kill off old people and the unwanted babies . I just listened for a while then said, I don't think the Government really intends to do that, and she responded that its on the Fox news. There's no way to convince these people of the truth.

    These are the bible toting, god fearing, Beck and Limbaugh followers, and you'd sooner accomplish herding a room full of cats, than convince these assbackward people of the truth. Welcome to an all to large share of the American South !!!
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    Feb 11, 2011 5:12 PM GMT
    I am a republican in US politics. There are idiots everywhere. Franklin is obviously an idiot and so is Obama who seeks to spend the US into the realm of the poor.