North Carolina State Representative Larry Brown wants AIDS funding to adults living a 'perverted lifestyle' cut off, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.

While discussing his support for a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a heterosexual union in the North Carolina Constitution, the Republican lawmaker veered off track to talk about HIV funding.

“I'm not opposed to helping a child born with HIV or something, but I don't condone spending taxpayers' money to help people living in perverted lifestyles,” he said.

Brown's comments were quickly denounced by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay advocate.

“Rep. Brown's ill-informed comments are not only hateful rhetoric, but they are also extremely dangerous,” HRC President Joe Solmonese said in a statement. “Hysterical, judgmental and inaccurate statements like Brown's create an environment that prevents many from getting tested and seeking treatment, thereby furthering the spread of HIV and AIDS.”

“Larry Brown's conduct reflects poorly on his constituents and other elected officials. The people of North Carolina deserve better,” he added.

Brown angered gay activists in October when he referred to openly gay legislators as “fruitloops” in an email discussing plans by the gay rights group Equality North Carolina to honor House Speaker Joe Hackney, a Democrat, for his work in the General Assembly. Hackney, the group said, played a pivotal role in blocking efforts to ban gay marriage in the state.

“I hope all the queers are thrilled to see him. I am sure there will be a couple [of] legislative fruitloops there in the audience,” he wrote.