By CNN. Delegate Eric Porterfield, who represents West Virginia’s 27th district, has a history of anti-LGBT stances. But things came to a head last week during a House meeting over a proposed amendment to an anti-LGBT-discrimination bill.
During the February 6 meeting Porterfield called the bill, which would include LGBT people as a protected class under the state’s Human Rights Act, “bigoted,” “intolerant” and “discriminatory.” . . .
Porterfield called his critics “brutal monsters” and called the LGBT community a “terrorist group.” He also compared them to the KKK.
“The LGBTQ is a modern-day version of the Ku Klux Klan, without wearing hoods, with their antics of hate,” he reportedly said. (Read more from “West Virginia Lawmaker Faces Calls to Resign From Both Parties After Comparing Homosexuals to the KKK” HERE)
Porterfield Stands by Statements
By Advocate. Last week Democrats in West Virginia called on Republican Delegate Eric Porterfield to resign after he made anti-LGBTQ remarks. . .
“You have an adorable daughter and a precious son. What would happen if in a few years from now when they’re teens, young adults they came to you and said they think they might be gay or a lesbian?” WVVA TV reporter Rachel Anderson asked Porterfield.
“I will address my daughter first. I would take her for a pedicure. I’d take her to get her nails done and see if she could swim,” Porterfield replied.
“If it was my son, I would probably take him hunting. I would take him fishing and see if he could swim,” he said, grinning.
What would Del. Porterfield do if his son thinks he's gay or if his daughter thinks she's a lesbian? He would "see if they can swim." It's disturbing how quickly the WVVA reporter moves on. pic.twitter.com/ESb3EswfZz
— Jake Jarvis (@JakeJarvisWV) February 11, 2019
(Read more from “Porterfield Stands by Statements on LGBTQ Community” HERE)
Editor’s note: Porterfield is a former Baptist missionary who lost his eyesight from an injury years ago.