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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:22 PM

A Minnesota lawmaker attacked a new transgender city council member. Her apology was just as bad.

A Minnesota state lawmaker is under fire for a tweet and subsequent apology that both personally attack a newly minted member of the Minneapolis City Council for being transgender.

Tuesday night, Andrea Jenkins became the first trans woman of color elected to a cityís governing body, winning a seat on the Minneapolis City Council. State Rep. Mary Franson responded Wednesday morning by tweeting, ďA guy who thinks heís a girl is still a guy with a mental health condition.Ē The tweet has since been deleted.

.@MaryFranson is still an embarrassment to Alexandria and Minnesota.

. @RepMaryFranson pic.twitter.com/NL4EuUpzcD

ó Mike McFeely (@MikeMcFeelyWDAY) November 9, 2017

Thursday night, Franson issued an ďapology,Ē wherein she reiterated her belief that no one can change their gender and refused ďto go along with fantasy and participate in itĒ:

There are times I donít practice kindness. For that I am sorry. While I do believe that one canít change their gender based on their feelings, I didnít need to tweet out my thoughts. God created man and woman but then sin entered the world and disrupted his perfect plan. He then sent His one and only son, Jesus, to take away our sins and to restore a broken relationship with God. I should have shown grace and not come across the way I did. For that I apologize. I do not apologize for not conforming to the PC world where Iím supposed to go along with fantasy and participate in it. This isnít the first time Iíve offended the social justice warriors and it wonít be the last.

https://thinkprogress.org/minnesota-lawmaker-anti-transgender-comments-e9acdf7af76c/


Hey Franson--------------grow up, you really are a bigot




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Reply A Minnesota lawmaker attacked a new transgender city council member. Her apology was just as bad. (Original post)
turbinetree Nov 14 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 14 #1
Glorfindel Nov 14 #2
Ms. Toad Nov 14 #6
ExciteBike66 Nov 14 #7
Glorfindel Nov 14 #9
ck4829 Nov 14 #11
Ms. Toad Nov 14 #14
ck4829 Nov 14 #17
gratuitous Nov 14 #8
Wellstone ruled Nov 14 #10
riversedge Nov 14 #3
lapfog_1 Nov 14 #4
riversedge Nov 14 #5
MineralMan Nov 14 #12
ck4829 Nov 14 #13
bullwinkle428 Nov 14 #15
Mariana Nov 14 #16
Solly Mack Nov 14 #18
Corvo Bianco Nov 14 #19
lunasun Nov 14 #20

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:26 PM

1. That's a non-apology apology if I ever saw one.

She apologizes for being "unkind" but not for being a narrow-minded bigot. I guess being a bigot is just fine as long as you're "kind" about it and wrap yourself in all kinda phony Jesusness.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:27 PM

2. I can't imagine being vicious or ignorant enough to think that the term "social justice warriors" is

offensive. On the other hand, "evil, bible-thumping hypocrites" is offensive, and I'm proud to apply it to State Rep. Mary Franson.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:36 PM

6. You are aware it is commonly used as a pejorative, right? nt

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:38 PM

7. I think the point was that you have to be "vicious and/or ignorant" to think that SJW is

a perjorative.

The people who use it as such are....vicious and/or ignorant.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:40 PM

9. Yes, sadly, I am, but if someone applied it to me, I'd take it as a compliment, no matter the source

If that makes me sound like the Dowager Countess of Grantham, so be it.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:00 PM

11. In the same way "doodie head" is used as a pejorative

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:07 PM

14. More along the lines of how snowflake is used by conservatives as a pejorative

Or libtard. There is a political tone to it that is missing from doodie head.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:20 PM

17. That's an argument against the state of rhetoric in our political system

The one time I've seen someone rail against "libtards" and "social justice warriors" off the Internet at all was some emotionally stunted kid who needs supervision but knows how to get on the dark web.

Why is *this* political is my complaint.

They're overgrown toddlers. We need to start treating them as such.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:38 PM

8. Utter, complete and willful ignorance

It's clear that Franson doesn't have the first clue what she's talking about. An intelligent person would say, "You know, I might not have all the information I need to have an opinion about this." Franson, however, doesn't suffer such a handicap. Deplorable.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:49 PM

10. Franson has always been and continues to

be a Racist Bigot. Just another Ignorant bigoted associate of Michele Bauchnman.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:30 PM

3. Whow. just whow!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:33 PM

4. So I wonder what her opinion is of people

born with extra chromosomes? That is to say not XX nor XY?

Are they the products of sin? Disruptors of the "perfect plan"?

How does she know what the perfect plan is? Did God appear before her and make it all clear?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:33 PM

5. Councilwoman-elect Jenkins herself also issued a response: ....Thank you, Representative Franson, f

saying it like it is. Good for her (Jenkins)

Councilwoman-elect Jenkins herself also issued a response:

Thank you, Representative Franson, for showing all Minnesotans your true bigotry and unapologetic transphobia. As a tax-paying citizen, I am extremely disappointed in seeing my public officials displaying such discrimination against and complete disregard for transgender residents of the great state of Minnesota.


Though Franson was clearly targeting Jenkins, hers was not the only big victory. Phillipe Cunningham, a trans man of color, also won a seat on the Minneapolis City Council alongside Jenkins.

Thank you, Representative Franson, for showing all Minnesotans your true bigotry and unapologetic transphobia. As a tax-paying citizen, I am extremely disappointed in seeing my public officials displaying such discrimination against and complete disregard for transgender residents of the great state of Minnesota.


Though Franson was clearly targeting Jenkins, hers was not the only big victory. Phillipe Cunningham, a trans man of color, also won a seat on the Minneapolis City Council alongside Jenkins...................................

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:06 PM

12. What a horrid, small person!

Just say nothing at all, Mary Franson. You are not required to pass judgment on others. In fact, the Jesus you profess to believe in is recorded as specifically saying that you were NOT to do that. What a disgusting display of unchristian behavior you show! As they say here in Minnesota, Uff da!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:06 PM

13. I believe in God and so I find this really disturbing

Faith is supposed to allow you to move mountains, part the sea, heal the sick, etc. yet changing your gender is 'fantasy'?

If God created us, and I believe God had a hand in that creation in some way, then God created our bodies and our perceptions as well. Maybe transphobia is not part of the plan.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:15 PM

15. Almost like she was grown in a petri dish in Michelle Bachmann's laboratory!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:18 PM

16. As if her God and Jesus bullshit isn't a fantasy

that we're all supposed to go along with and participate in. You just know she's one of those who goes apoplectic if someone says Happy Holidays to her. I bet she thinks Roy Moore is being persecuted, too. What a stupid, stupid woman. Fuck her.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:22 PM

18. Fucking idiot. So sure in her ignorance.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:56 PM

19. Is she jealous or something?

LGBTQ haters perplex me.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 04:10 PM

20. Said she can't accept fantasy then talks about hers


ut my thoughts. God created man and woman but then sin entered the world and disrupted his perfect plan. He then sent His one and only son, Jesus, to take away our sins and to restore a broken relationship with God....

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