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A Republican legislator said that he would drown his own kids is if they turned out to be gay.

West Virginia delegate Eric Porterfield appeared on WVVA, an NBC affiliate, to talk about homophobic comments he made last week, where he said that LGBTQ people are “a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan.”

He wore a red MAGA cap – along with a shirt and tie – during the interview.

The reporter asked him what he would do if his son or daughter came out as gay.

“Well, I would dress my daughter first, as I would take her for a pedicure, I’d take her to get her nails done, and see if she could swim,” Porterfield said, smiling.

“If it was my son, I would probably take him hunting, I would take him fishing, then I’d see if he could swim,” Porterfield, still smiling.

The reporter asked him to clarify. “I just want to make sure they could swim,” he repeated when questioned, continuing to grin.

She again asked him to clarify, and he said, “That’s it. I’d take them out to do activities.” He was still smiling, as if threatening to kill his own children were cute.

Last week, the West Virginia legislature was debating a bill that would have banned cities and counties from protecting LGBTQ people in their anti-discrimination laws, like Tennessee, North Carolina, and Arkansas currently do.

During the floor debate, Porterfield said that anti-discrimination laws were “bigoted,” “intolerant,” “discriminatory… nonsense” and “a travesty… against people who have either religious convictions or who don’t want to run their business the way a socialist-left agenda wants us to run it.”

He also used the word “faggot” during the debate while discussing Milo Yiannopoulos.

His state’s Republican party leadership denounced his comments, saying that they were “hateful, hurtful, and do not reflect the values of our country.”

West Virginia delegate Eric Porterfield, LGBTQ Nation 36 Comments [2/13/2019 12:09:20 PM]
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Pharaoh Bastethotep

Let's drown Eric Porterfield!

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with all those "people" who would murder THEIR OWN BLOODY CHILDREN if they turn out less then "perfect".?!?

2/13/2019 12:12:04 PM


...What the FUCK is WRONG with "people" like this!?

@Pharaoh Bastethotep

Not just consider it, the psychopath outright comes out and says he would happily murder his own children! With pride! And this is a governmental figure!? DAFUQ!?

2/13/2019 12:13:07 PM



Maybe he ought to move to Brazil. They wouldn't judge him - they'd elect him to be the President -_-

2/13/2019 12:18:26 PM


I'd laugh my ass off if the son he took hunting shot him in the head during the attempted murder.

2/13/2019 12:20:48 PM


I mean, I know monsters like this are a large minority and don't represent all of us humans, don't get me wrong. But just a single one is so utterly reprehensible that they alone could make all billions of us plummet in "value", so to speak.

It really makes me ashamed of being homo sapiens... Which, btw, I refuse to keep synonymous with "human" anymore.

2/13/2019 12:23:13 PM

"A Republican legislator said that he would drown his own kids is if they turned out to be gay. "

He probably calls himself pro-life too.

"Porterfield said that anti-discrimination laws were “bigoted,” “intolerant,” “discriminatory… nonsense”"

Anti discrimination laws are discriminatory?
He got one thing right . . .it's nonsense.

"His state’s Republican party leadership denounced his comments, saying that they were “hateful, hurtful, and do not reflect the values of our country.”

But they do reflect the values of your party.

2/13/2019 12:24:49 PM


He wore a red MAGA cap

Well, that's all you need to know.

2/13/2019 12:44:36 PM


Fathers like you deserve the wrath of the Mountain Mama.

2/13/2019 12:50:49 PM


Edit: As do any folk who vote for them!

2/13/2019 12:52:24 PM


Maybe he ought to move to Brazil.

Then any sons he had would be his boys from Brazil.

2/13/2019 1:10:57 PM


Your kids will be the ones to choose your nursing home. Reflect on that for a while, Eric.

2/13/2019 2:28:33 PM

Citizen Justin

"I’d take them out to do activities"

That's a clarification that he'd chuck them in the river rather than simply cutting them off financially.

Given that exhibit A against the Ku Klux Klan is that they killed people, this does make you wonder what exactly he thought was so bad about them.

2/13/2019 2:35:39 PM


@Citizen Justin:

They have bad publicity. That's all.

2/13/2019 2:37:36 PM


Uh thinking a group of people should die makes you closer to the KKK then they are.

2/13/2019 2:55:21 PM

Dr. Weird

Another example of that Christian Love™ I keep hearing about.

2/13/2019 4:43:31 PM

Token Atheist

I'm from West Virginia AND I have trans kids. This is how out of touch the state legislature is with the population centers. They keep refusing to enact any kind of protection, so the municipalities do it, then, instead of following suit, they try to strike them down. A bill doing the same thing went to the brink before and they keep trying, even as more towns, including my own, pass protections, in my case by a majority vote in the last midterm. Not one of my kids intends to stay here. I cannot say I blame them. The bullying by Trump supporters (and they chant Trump's name while they do it) has been constant since the last general election. The kids with those attitudes and behavior get it from adults just like this guy, who not only holds them but gets elected and defends them and more on state-wide media.

2/13/2019 5:50:43 PM


A Republican legislator said that he would drown his own kids is if they turned out to be gay

His state’s Republican party leadership denounced his comments, saying that they were “hateful, hurtful, and do not reflect the values of our country.”


Because of the MC Escher-esque multi-dimensional paradox his thinking represents, you'd have to retroactively abort your entire pro-Life 'cause' and make GOP policy that isn't pro-Choice Thoughtcrime.

But then, this very example demonstrates 'Freeze Peach'. And why - certainly to you rightists - it's basically you fish in a barrel being shot by an ICBM: armed & aimed by yourselves.

With rights comes responsibilities. Why is it that so many Democrats aren't like this retard? PROTIP: Political Correctness.

Learn those words, especially the latter: it could save your political lives.

It's why Doug 'Piranha' Jones' was enhanced - and by the good people of the reddest of Red states turned Blue by them: Alabama in 2017 - since. Can you figure out why...?!

Question: Why has Arnold Schwarzenegger been invited to speak at meetings of the Log Cabin Republicans...?!

2/13/2019 5:52:12 PM

And yet it's LGBT that is a danger to kids. Seriously I hope someone calls CPS on him before he sees if his kids can swim

2/13/2019 7:25:06 PM


@Token Atheist:

Why do you think WV is so bad, even by Southern standards? I've lived in South Carolina my whole life, not in big cities either, and in the last few years I've witnessed an astonishing increase in acceptance of LGBT around here.

Even in this rural county, I hear people talk about "his boyfriend/husband" or "her girlfriend/wife", and no one bats an eye or laughs. People are open about preferring the same gender and I can't remember the last time anyone was attacked for it, either verbally or physically.

2/13/2019 7:49:38 PM

Thinking Allowed

...and that folks is how you commit political suicide. While it is still in the "south", even down there they know it's better to be subtle on the matter then flying your flag about such matters.

2/13/2019 8:27:58 PM

K'Zad Bhat


The US South is a bit of an oddity on that, in that some regions have long been fairly accepting, to one degree or another, while a nearby region would basically want to kill anyone outright who almost halfway looks like possibly could be something even resembling gay. You might just have been lucky to live in a region that kind of shrugs it off because they just never found it a big deal.

2/14/2019 12:27:00 AM


You just hope that you get there first, dearie. Maybe your kids will drown you if you turn out to be a bigoted asshole?

No, KKK hates LGBTQ people, just like you do.
That MAGA cap is a modern version of the KKK white sheet...

(Strange picture in my head. Was he wearing MAGA shirt and tie, or was he just wearing cap, shirt and tie, nothing else?)

Can you swim, asshole?

No, discrimination is what's bigoted, intolerant, discriminatory, nonsense and a travesty.

LGBTQ people don't want to run their lives the way a fascist-right agenda wants them to run them.

“hateful, hurtful, and do not reflect the values of our country.”

Have you ever listened to the Orange Clown and his useful idiots?

2/14/2019 2:54:22 AM


Huh. I Googled him... he's young enough for his parents to be still alive. What do they think about their son being a flaming asshole?? Will they take him for a swim?

2/14/2019 5:04:07 AM


What a piece of crap, poor excuse for a human being.

2/14/2019 5:22:07 AM


What an asshole.

2/14/2019 7:18:13 AM

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