Mike Delsing, another council candidate, felt the need to check the year.
“Just checking the calendar here and making sure it’s still 2019,” he said. “Yeah, I thought we covered civil rights about 50 years ago.”
Wayne Pyden, a mayoral candidate, said everyone was welcome in Marysville. “I don’t care if you’re purple, whatever,” Mr. Pyden said.
After the forum, Ms. Cramer expanded on her views to The Times Herald and said that Ms. Hayman’s family was “in the wrong” because it was multiracial.
“Husband and wife need to be the same race,” Ms. Cramer told the paper. “Same thing with the 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.”
Ms. Cramer told The Times Herald on Friday that she would not have an issue if a black couple moved next door to her. “What is the issue is the biracial marriages, that’s the big problem,” Ms. Cramer said. “And there are a lot of people who don’t know it’s in the Bible and so they’re going outside of that.”
Ms. Cramer was asked if she understood why her comments could upset her neighbors. “If there is the biracial marriage in the family, yes,” she said.
“Because those people don’t know the other side of it,” Ms. Cramer said. “For whatever reason, I’ve heard, they love each other, whatever, but there’s also such a thing as remaining single. People don’t necessarily have to get married, and, if they love somebody, love them single. There’s nothing wrong with that.”