Republicans in Florida sought to condemn porn. Elsewhere, Republicans in North Carolina seek to elect an ex-porn actor to state office.
Peter Boykin, a gay Republican campaigning for a seat in the North Carolina state legislature, admitted he once participated in porn.
“This is not something I would do today,” Boykin told The Daily Beast. “If people are going to hold on to something I did 20 years ago, so be it. But really people change.”
Boykin, 40, founded the group “Gays for Trump.” He claims transgender Americans are more prone to mental illness and would be the military’s “weakest link.”
“People already have enough problems with PTSD, I don’t think it’s a good idea to give someone going through that type of change a weapon. They might snap and turn it on their fellow soldiers,” Boykin told The Daily Beast.
As far as his porn past, Boykin said he masturbated on camera and sold his underwear on a now deactivated web site. Meanwhile, in a February voice vote, the Florida legislature declared pornography a public health risk.
Boykin is campaigning in a largely African American Democratic district encompassing parts of Greensboro, N.C.