MN for Marriage decries event where crossdresser said 'Senjem' "sounds like a venereal disease" [UPDATE]

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Parrish wants Minnesotans United to give back whatever money they raised at the event... which is $0.
Yesterday, Minnesota for Marriage's Andy Parrish spent the better part of his afternoon promising to drop a "bombshell" on Minnesotans for All Families.

SEE ALSO: MN for Marriage doesn't fire Rev. Brad Brandon after repeated Vote No-Nazi comparisons [VIDEO]

It took a day, but we now know what he was talking about -- video of a recent Rochester event where a crossdresser said Republican Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem's name "sounds like a venereal disease" and urged attendees to help "make [Republican State Senator] Carla Nelson go back to her fuckin' kitchen."

In the description of the video, Parrish writes: "Cross-dresser and major donor to Minnesotans United for All Families (Rochester Girls) calling Republicans 'venereal diseases & bitches' @mn4allfamilies had staff at the event who looked like they were having a great time. I hope they denounce this return the money." There is no indication any actual money was raised for political purposes during the event.

Here's a partial transcript of the crossdresser's remarks, followed by the raw footage:
Tim Walz -- anybody? [cheering] Give it up for Tim Walz. He's awesome... He's one of the best people in the entire House of Representatives, 435 people, I'm not kidding. He's an awesome guy. If you get the chance to meet him, which you will... you should meet him, he's a great guy.

Now you also have [Dave] Senjem. He's like the northern Rochester, like, area. He's like, Carly Nelson's bitch, I dunno. But 'Senjem' to me kinda sounds like a venereal disease. [laughter] It probably is in whatever fucking trash-hole country he's actually from. So, let's just make sure he doesn't come back to St. Paul, because we don't need that bullshit, because those are the people that put the marriage amendment on the ballot. So can you say no to Senjem, and no to Carly Nelson and actually elect some people that have our future and a real idea in mind in this county, in this state, and where you live.

There are 350 people here, your elections are decided by less than 500 people, I'm not fucking kidding. So everybody here, grab one other person and make it to the ballot and make them vote now, and make Carly Nelson go back to her fuckin' kitchen, and make the Senjem go back to whatever fucking venereal disease he's got. We can all take back Rochester and make it progressive and make it worthwhile to live here. Give it up for the Democrats in this fucking place, come on!


Kate Brickman, press secretary for Minnesotans United for All Families, told City Pages she wouldn't comment on the record because the footage wasn't taken at a Minnesotans United for All Families event.

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nightporter67
nightporter67

There was no money raised for any political groups, this was a night of fun and entertainment.

We as a group raise money for non-profit charities such as womens shelters, food shelfs, aids and greyhound rescue. WE do not raise money for any political backing. We as a group are sorry a political commentary hit the stage but once the show starts it is out of our hands and the night just rolls on. We as The Rochester Girls are only about our community here in southeast minnesota and helping those in need here.

With love and respect,

The Rochester Girls Inc.

Kieron
Kieron

Where I work, we call it attention-seeking.

goodasyou
goodasyou

Ha.  Something tells me this played out much better within Andy's own head than it did in action.

Charles D. Rhoden III
Charles D. Rhoden III

Decry the obnoxious and unprofessional language and rhetoric used the crossdresser (that I assume has a name) but Parrish chastising anyone for unprofessional and obnoxious rhetoric reeks of hypocrisy.

AndyParrishMN
AndyParrishMN

@atrupar ask if they will return his money and denounce it.

AndyParrishMN
AndyParrishMN

@atrupar He is a donor & paid staff were there. If I had a donor say that you would go after make us denounce it and demand we return the $

Jeff Chase
Jeff Chase

@ David- I agree with you as well, both sides need to be held to a certain standard. It just infuriates me that they ask for this money to be given back after the things they have said about the gay community as a whole.

Sara Haaf
Sara Haaf

Well, she should be in the kitchen if she is a good republican woman. It's where they belong, by being in politics she is being a feminist and it's her fault the mens peni are shrinking.

David Lutchen
David Lutchen

Grow up?! What is good for the goose! Whether they do or not, I agree with Jeff but if one side is going to be held up to a certain standard the other should too.

Jeff Chase
Jeff Chase

Grow up MN for Marriage. How about a refund for acclimating gay marriage to Nazi's and Hitler? Get real.....

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