Montana Rep. Dave Hagstrom, a Republican, has denied calling non-procreative sex 'deviate' during a House debate on a bill to repeal the state's unconstitutional sodomy law.

“Sex that doesn't produce people is deviate,” Hagstrom is seen saying during the debate in video captured by news station KXLH-TV. “That doesn't mean that it's a problem. It just means it's not doing its primary purpose. So I'm just speaking to the bill and I encourage people to vote red.”

(Related: Montana House approves bill decriminalizing gay sex.)

“I haven't seen the tape [of my remarks], but it should show I said sex is for procreation and sex is for pleasure,” Hagstrom told Raw Story. “That's what I said. I don't know if that's what the video says I said. … Of course sex has two purposes.”

“If you cut out the second half of the sentence, it doesn't make any sense at all. Somebody called me and screamed at me on the phone saying, 'You've only had sex four times?' – because I have four children. I said, 'No, I've had sex more times than that.' He said, 'Well, you said that the only purpose of sex is to procreate.' I said, 'Well, that's not what I said. I can't help that.'”

Hagstrom went on to say that he doesn't believe gay sex is criminal.

“[T]he Supreme Court has ruled it unconstitutional, so it's a moot point,” Hagstrom said. “Obviously, it's not criminal. Not in the least bit is it criminal. But that's a moot point. Nobody's ever been tried and convicted under that. It's been killed by our Supreme Court.”