“The LGBTQ is a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan, without wearing hoods with their antics of hate,” Mr. Porterfield said in an interview Friday morning, Charleston’s Gazette-Mail reported.
Mr. Porterfield also called the gay community a “terrorist group.”
He said these things after becoming a target after he tried to legally keep LGBTQ people from becoming a protected class by law through anti-discrimination laws.
For obvious reasons he has caused quite a stir and angry denunciations.
A longer newspaper article with more information is at https://www.bdtonline.com/news/brutal-monsters-porterfield-says-lgbtq-organizations-modern-day-kkk/article_029bb878-2c1a-11e9-aada-fbe67dc35e5d.html
"Porterfield made specific comments on the LBGTQ organizations, which, he says, do not represent gay people.
‘They represent a socialist activist agenda,’ he said. ‘They are opponents of freedom.’”
"The firestorm and threats came, he said, after he spoke in support of an amendment in a House committee Wednesday that would not allow any protective classes added that are not already in state Code.
‘It was just a simple amendment, not offered by me, to not add any protective classes … not already in state Code,’ he said Friday afternoon. ‘That was it.’”
“I am terrified of these people,” he said, “I feel like the LBGTQ … would be the Ku Klux Klan in the modern era without the hoods.”
He told about threats he received over the telephone.