According to reporting from Raw Story, Eric Porterfield, a republican delegate from West Virginia, compared gay people to the Ku Klux Klan.
You know, because they’re so similar.
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Not to be outdone by himself, he also made homophobic statements for the second time last week, as Raw Story explained:
“The LGBTQ [sic] is a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan,” Porterfield said, “without wearing hoods with their antics of hate.”
The Republican’s comments came just days after he used the term “f*ggot” in House session and claimed that an anti-LGBT discrimination bill was “bigoted,”“discriminatory” and would somehow hurt gay people.
“The LGBT is the most socialist group in this country,” he said during a House session Wednesday. “They do not protect gays. There are many gays they persecute if they do not line up with their social ideology.”
And of course, Porterfield said all this in response to a law that would make LGBTQ discrimination legal in cities that had passed laws making it illegal.
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Raw Story went on to explain that the Republican House Speaker Roger Hanshaw hadn’t spoken with Porterfield yet, and had not looked at removing him from his committee assignments.
After the KKK comments, Republican House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay said he had not yet spoken to the delegate personally and had not discussed removing him from his committee assignments, the Friday report noted.
“I hope that no one would make those kind of statements,” Hanshaw told the Gazette-Mail. “That sounds like nothing I would certainly ever agree with, but I would want to talk to him before I comment on what he said.”
I can confirm that, at this juncture, I am tired of winning. Is America great again yet?