A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has sparked outrage by comparing comparing gay people to pedophiles.
Kirk Humphreys made the comments during a local public affairs TV show that aired over the weekend in Oklahoma, during a discussion of sexual misconduct scandals in Congress.
‘Is homosexuality right or wrong? It’s not relative, t’s a right and wrong,’ Humphreys said on KFOR’s weekly show Flashpoint.
LGBTQ advocacy group Freedom Oklahoma called for Humphreys’ removal from the Board of Regents if he didn’t apologize.
The president of the University of Oklahoma distanced himself from Humphreys’ comments.
‘Mr. Humphreys’ comments were disgusting, offensive, and just plain wrong,’ Rep. Emily Virgin, a Democrat from Oklahoma City, later said on her Facebook page.
Stevenson said his group planned to protest an Oklahoma City real estate project that belongs to Humphreys’ family business if he doesn’t apologize.
TRANSCRIPT OF HUMPHREY’S REMARKS Humphreys: Is homosexuality right or wrong? It’s not relative.