Republican Goes On Anti-Gay Tirade

Republican Eric Porterfield is on a streak of anti-gay attacks. Brooke Thomas, Mark Thompson, and Ben Mankiewicz, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://go.tyt.com/bBcdRGpmsiQ

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"A second round of bigoted comments from a Republican delegate has drawn frustration from legislators and no sign of resolve.

Delegate Eric Porterfield, R-Mercer, made the comments after calling a reporter to discuss a report in Friday’s Gazette-Mail. That report detailed a flurry of criticism House Democrats aimed at Porterfield on Thursday in response to an inflammatory anti-gay and lesbian rant he delivered in committee Wednesday.

“The LGBTQ is a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan, without wearing hoods with their antics of hate,” Porterfield said in an interview Friday morning. He also called the gay community a “terrorist group” and said he is being “persecuted” by the gay community in retaliation for his remarks, including receiving threats on Facebook and voicemails.

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