CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia delegate told Friday's reporter that he thought "LGBTQ is a modern version of Ku Klux Klan."
Charleston Gazette-Mail reported that Del. Eric Porterfield commented on his story about some earlier controversial comments.
Porterfield, R-Mercer, told the reporter that "the gay community is a terrorist group," said he had threatened threats and social media messages following the earlier comments during the Wednesday committee meetings.
Porterfield was speaking in support of an amendment that would add to local orders protected by LGBTQ people from discrimination. The amendment failed.
"The LGBT is the most socialist group in this country," he said at the meeting. "They do not care gay. Many guys are persecuted if they do not meet their social ideology."
Del said. Danielle Walker, a black bean with a gay son, on Porterfield on Wednesday in a committee and Thursday on the floor of the house.
"Why do we need more grain?" "Walker, D-Monongalia, Friday said." Why do you need more calls for a name? Why do we have to refer to other groups that have shown hatred and destruction and so many grains? Why do we have to do that? "
Republicans also criticized Porterfield's views. Del said. Daniel Linville, R-Cabell, with the paper, "It's wrong, very wrong. However, there is only an excuse for some of the things he said."
In a news release, West Virginia's Democratic Party Chair, Belinda Biafore, asked for the retirement of Porterfield.
Porterfield told the paper that he would reinforce the controversy on his chances of re-election.
Porterfield did not reply immediately on Saturday to a message from The Associated Press.
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