published Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Police: Longtime Georgia lawmaker, Covenant College graduate found dead

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    Rep. Bobby Franklin, R-Marietta, follows debate from House floor during the legislative session at the Capitol in Atlanta

The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Cobb County police say a longtime lawmaker known for his outspoken conservative views and frequent “no” votes on legislation has been found dead at his home in Marietta.

Police spokesman Mike Bowman said Rep. Bobby Franklin’s death is being treated “as a natural death” and foul play is not suspected.

The Marietta Republican was first elected to the state House in 1996. He regularly introduced legislation — which never successfully passed — to define abortion as murder in Georgia.

Franklin graduated from Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, Ga., with a degree in Biblical studies and business administration. He is originally from Birmingham, Ala.

He was a business consultant.

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terrybham said...

He will not be missed.

July 26, 2011 at 2:26 p.m.
cartecay said...

Isn't he the legislator who introduced legislation to change rape victims from "victims" to "accusers"? No, he will not be missed.

July 26, 2011 at 3 p.m.
XGSBoss said...

He's already petitioning the house of devils to remove Satan because he's too progressive. Bye bye...

July 26, 2011 at 4:04 p.m.

Some majority elected him.. I am sure he will be missed by them. You 3 represent the minority. Your lack of respect is telling.

Abortion is murder as proven by the double murder charge Scott Peterson got when he murdered Laci and her unborn child. Did you get that? UNBORN. How did the liberal mecca of California get that wrong? Shouldn't the liberal viewpoint ignore the unborn fetus completely? It is after all, just a bunch of cells until it is born. So really, all a man or woman that causes the death of an unborn fetus should ever be charged with is assault on the mother. Right? Can't beat that logic.

July 26, 2011 at 4:16 p.m.
GeorgiaRebel said...

May he rest in peace

July 26, 2011 at 7:48 p.m.
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