Mary Franson upset by "offensive" anti-Gulf oil spill House prayer

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Franson is easily offended.
Rep. Mary Franson -- she of 'food stamp recipients are like wild animals' and Earth Day is a "Pagan holiday" fame -- may have outdone herself today with her reaction to House chaplain Rev. Grady St. Dennis' prayer.

In commemoration of the second anniversary of the Gulf oil spill, Dennis prayed "for the ability to take care of [God's] creation above our own needs, recognizing we have struggled to be good stewards."

Franson's response? (Buckle up!) "House floor prayer today may as well been dedicated to Mother Earth, coincidence? I think not." She characterized Dennis' offering as the second "offensive" House prayer this session, the first occurring during gay advocacy group Outfront Minnesota's lobbying day at the Capitol.

Courtesy of the Strib, here's a complete transcript of Dennis' allegedly controversial sermon:
Mindful that today marks the second anniversary of the oil explosion in the Gulf that erupted into one of the worst man-made disasters that our nation had ever faced and this Sunday, April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, I offer the following prayer. Let us pray. Creating and redeeming God, You spoke and there was light that shaped the world out of nothingness. From the ground of the earth, you formed people, trees, animals, all to be part of earth's community. The Gulf oil spill revealed our interconnectedness with all of your creation. When the Gulf suffered, so did we suffer. We pray for the ability to take care of your creation above our own needs, recognizing we have struggled to be good stewards. Continue to teach us how to care for your world and to be stewards of your creation. Amen.
Bradlee Dean it ain't, but Dennis' homage to our role as stewards of the earth was apparently enough to offend Franson. She offered up this tweet just before lunch: Shortly thereafter, she shared this tweet -- originally directed toward former vice president, inventor of the internet, and environmentalist Al Gore -- with her followers:So let's see if we can get this straight -- Franson is offended because... Dennis suggested that it might be a good idea for humans to take care of the planet? Next thing you know, Minnesota's Next Michele Bachmann will be taking to Twitter to express outrage when she sees someone drop a bottle into a recycling bin.

To read about Franson's other preposterous statements, check out:
-- Rep. Mary Franson infuriated by Earth Day, calls it "Pagan holiday" [UPDATE]
-- Mary Franson, MNGOP Rep., compares food stamp recipients to wild animals [VIDEO]


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Mike W.
Mike W.

Maybe she needs to send her "concerns" to the house leadership?  Or perhaps her fellow representative who suggested this person?  They are from her same party, aren't they?

Ridg
Ridg

What "church" does she belong to anyway? I have never heard of a religion that had contempt for the earth and/or nature - other than maybe capitalism, and I don't even think that is contempt, it's just a selfish disregard for anything but money.

Where You At?
Where You At?

Well, it could be worse.....Franson could look likeAmy Klobuchar.  I don't care what side of the political fence you reside on.....let's be honest.....if you are a straight man (or lesbian woman) and you had a choice to bang Palin, Bachmann, Franson, or Amy...I have a feeling Amy wouldn't get too many offers.

Just sayin'.

Alew
Alew

who votes for these people??

zinovy
zinovy

Certainly this is feigned outrage, but what's the most troubling thing about this is "why does a leglislative body have a prayer in the first place?"  Are there no Jewish, Muslim, agnostic, atheist legislators. No, I'm not some militant atheist, just wondering if the "establishment of religion clause" means anything?  Seems like people on both sides need to stop bringing in preachers for prayer, whether it's that bigoted right-wing heavy metal douchebag, Bradley Dean or a hippy preacher on the left.  Legislators can pray on their own damn time.  Keep religion in the homes, churches, synagogues, and mosques and out of politics.

AJ
AJ

Time to boycott the Alexandria lakes area till this  dumb box loses an election and goes back to her childcare business with her new boy toy who she cheated on her now former husband with.  

Joshua Chase
Joshua Chase

This lady is out of control. I dread the day her hatred exceeds 140 characters.

Joe
Joe

Palin, then Bachmann... now Franson.  You realize that if they keep ratcheting up the crazy with each new 'female political star ' it's only a matter of time before we're on par with Kim Kardashian or Snoooky.

38
38

Wow, you really know how to get at the heart of an issue.

Research
Research

Old people who are easy to manipulate.

Beefbarfbiff
Beefbarfbiff

Class act all the way Democrat comment. Funny how it follows the comment from another lefty bemoaning HER hatred. You foolish lot are a fun study. 

green23
green23

 It's not just that these characters are getting crazier. It's that conservatives have become obligated to *defend* every crazy thing they say. It magnifies the damage.

Instead of a few loose cannons saying stupid, out-of-touch things, the entire conservative movement gets dragged down by defending these people, and lashing out at anyone who dares to snicker at the idiocy.

If just 10% of conservatives would have the courage to stand up to these outrageous clowns in their movement, they would learn a little discretion. But tribal loyalty dictates otherwise, and they double down on losing narratives.

Now the MNGOP has put themselves in the position of cheering for environmental disasters, while dismissing anyone who disagrees as some kind of fringe leftist. They gain nothing from this, except letting a State Representative know that she can say any crazy thing at all without consequence.

amiller92
amiller92

You really think Kim and Snooky are crazier?

Where You At?
Where You At?

Yeah, and let's not forget that beauty queen Michelle Obama.

green23
green23

 It's not nearly as classy as you and WYA discussing which married female politician you would rather commit adultery with, though. 

If you want "classy", look at WYA's comment, which you apparently have no issue with:"Even I would rather lick an orifice where feces comes out of than having to bang Hilary. "Yeah, now that's classy.

Aside from that, if you look at JustAGuy's profile, you would find nothing to indicate any Democratic Party sympathies. You just assume that anyone who doesn't enthusiastically endorse the idiocy coming from Franson is some kind of Maoist radical.

You foolish lot are a pathetic study.

anonymous
anonymous

No, you're just an uneducated asshole. 

Joe
Joe

 Perhaps not crazier, but they definitely have more of that, "Why the hell is anyone paying attention to these people?" feeling.

Actually... maybe they're about the same.  You could swap Kardashian with Bachmann, and Franson with Snooky, and I doubt anyone would be the wiser...

anonymous
anonymous

Get it?? Because you're a racist and a shitty person. 

Brian
Brian

Interesting. I assume for you that Santorum is not just a former presidential candidate? 

Where You At?
Where You At?

Or that hideous thing known as Hilary Clinton...my God, Hilary and Bachmann are both in their 60's and at least Bachmann is still "doable" for her age.  Hilary is just.....gross.  I know now why Bill decided to lick Monica Blewinski's anus instead of having sex with Hilary.  Even I would rather lick an orifice where feces comes out of than having to bang Hilary. 

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