The Port Huron Times Herald reports:
Capitalizing on Marysville’s current momentum — from redeveloping the old Mighty Marysville property to improvements at city parks — quickly became a common theme for city election candidates during a forum Thursday night. But that thread was momentarily marred with shock following a racist statement from one City Council candidate in response to a question about diversity.
“Keep Marysville a white community as much as possible,” said newcomer Jean Cramer, one of five candidates vying for three open council seats in November. The question: “Do you believe the diversity of our community needs to be looked at, and if so, should we be more aggressive in attracting foreign-born citizens?”
After the forum, Cramer was asked by the Times Herald if she wanted to clarify her response. “As long as, how can I put this? What Kathy Hayman doesn’t know is that her family is in the wrong,” she said. “Husband and wife need to be the same race. Same thing with kids. That’s how it’s been from the beginning of, how can I say, when God created the heaven and the earth. He created Adam and Eve at the same time. But as far as me being against blacks, no I’m not.”
Marysville Mayor Kathy Hayman has a black son-in-law and biracial grandchildren. Which is against Jesus, apparently.
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