The organization asked for an apology from Franklin in a letter in early February, but Franklin refused, telling the Marietta Daily Journal, “I will not apologize for making references to what the Bible teaches. If anyone has a problem with what the Bible teaches then their problem is with God and not with me.”
QJL members and Paul Schappaugh of GetEqual GA met with state Reps. Simone Bell and Karla Drenner Feb. 25 about ways to combat Franklin’s anti-gay rhetoric. Attendees said they were given tips on how to collaborate with his constituents in particular. Bell and Drenner, the two openly gay members of the Georgia General Assembly, declined comment about the meeting.
The time the activists plan to deliver the letter was not determined by press time.