Bobby Franklin is like that zany family member we all have. You know, the one that spouts crazy at the most inappropriate times. Trouble is, Franklin is state Rep. Bobby Franklin, a Marietta Republican, and he’s prolific in filing legislation that makes everyone but the most devout Tea Bagger blush. In a rambling Q&A with the Marietta Daily Journal, he also weighs in on gays in the military. It’s not pretty.
"The Bible says it's a capital offense," Franklin (photo) 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."What is it with public figures from Marietta? One calls the gays a “perverted bunch” while another suggests its OK to unleash the hounds on men seeking men for sex in public. Want more crazy? Read Franklin's blog. Or his Facebook page. Photo courtesy Laura Moon, Marietta Daily Journal