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first_img Google+ Next PostHico Man In Jail On Domestic Violence Allegations Tumblr Linkedin Twitter Home NewsWatch Ministerial group denounces delegate’s anti-gay remarks BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) – A ministerial group and a former delegate of Mercer County, West Virginia, have denounced disparaging remarks about the gay community made by the current county delegate.The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported Thursday that the Bluefield Ministerial Association and former Republican Del. Marty Gearheart believe Del. Eric Porterfield’s comments to be inappropriate.Porterfield was criticized last week for calling the LGBTQ community socialists, discriminatory bigots, a terrorist group and a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan.Association member the Rev. Chad Slater says “Scripture is clear that all people are made in the image of God,” which he says includes the LGBTQ community. Gearheart says Porterfield’s comment limit his ability to do his job, which in turn mutes the county’s voice.The newspaper says Porterfield couldn’t be reached for comment. Previous PostNew WV Bill Would Require County Board Of Education To Provide Transportation For Students To Vote Pinterest Facebook Mail NewsWatchPolitical NewsState NewsTop Stories Ministerial group denounces delegate’s anti-gay remarks By Tyler BarkerFeb 14, 2019, 09:55 am 328 0 Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at [email protected]last_img read more