|Franklin, Tenn council member shows a photo of what she claims is a drag queen biting into a "live, bleeding heart."|
And sooner or later, it always comes out.
A good example was Tuesday night in the city of Franklin, Tenn. The city council was voting on a motion to grant a permit for the Franklin Pride Festival. It was approved but only after a wild meeting in which several folks came out to speak against granting the permit. What got everything stirred up were rumors - not proven of course - of salacious behavior in front of children. Supposedly a "gyrating drag queen." You know how these scenarios progress. Someone spreads a story about children supposedly seeing something x-rated at a gay event and people come out of the woodwork because they feel free to express their hidden prejudices. For the sake of the children, of course.
And Tuesday night they came out in droves spewing all sorts of things. I want to spotlight two because they are the epitome of my general point.During the meeting, Alderman At Large Gabrielle Hanson held up a picture of supposedly a drag queen biting into a "live bleeding heart." While holding up the picture, Hanson supposedly warned that "this could have happened here."
Furthermore according to her it was "horrendous," a comment which left many folks on the thread asking if she has witnessed this then why didn't she report it. Of course a lot of those comments were VERY skeptical of her claim. They made particular note of her extreme dramatics, fake crying, and super heaving. Between you and me, she did everything BUT pass out at the end of her testimony.
Tonight, Franklin, TN is set to take a vote on a permit for the city's Pride festival.— Adam Mintzer (@adammintzer) April 11, 2023
Here's some of the public comment.
"It started out as Pride coming in and I thought everything would be ok...it ended with a rainbow room where 8-12 y/o kids were given butt plugs and dildos." pic.twitter.com/wyKXaD4ZwQ