Watch: NC Lt. Gov. Claims Straight People Are 'Superior' to Gay People

Sunday November 21, 2021

Mark Robinson, the Black lieutenant governor of North Carolina, said straight people are "superior" to gay people as he gave a sermon at a church on November 14, the Insider reports.

"North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson again made disparaging remarks about LGBTQ+ people, this time at a Winston-Salem church, according to a video," the Charlotte Observer writes.

Watch Mark Robinson's sermon that begins at the 1:52 in the video.

"Robinson, a Republican who is expected to run for governor in 2024, questioned the 'purpose' of being gay; said heterosexual couples are 'superior' to gay couples; and that he didn't want to explain to his grandchildren why two men are kissing if they see that on television," the newspaper added.

In his sermon he said that a gay man once asked him: "So, you think your wife and you — you think your heterosexual relationship is superior to my husband and my homosexual relationship?"†

And he told the crowd that he told the man yes. He said this was because two men could not conceive a child together.

"These people are superior because they can do something these people can't do," he said. "Because that's the way God created it to be. And I'm tired of this society trying to tell me it's not so."

Robinson has a history recently of slamming the LGBTQ community after making homophobic remarks in another sermon last month.

"There is no reason anybody, anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality or any of that filth," Robinson said to applause from the congregation. "And yes, I called it filth. And if you don't like it that I called it filth, come see me about it."

He was called upon to resign by LGBTQ organizations and allied politicians. The Human Rights Campaign, Equality North Carolina, prominent Democratic lawmakers and the White House have condemned the remarks, with some demanding the lieutenant governor's resignation.

"We are calling on Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson to resign for his disgraceful, hateful statements directed at LGBTQ+ people. If Lt. Governor Robinson still doesn't understand how anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric is received in North Carolina, he should ask former Governor Pat McCrory," Human Rights Campaign Interim President Joni Madison said in a statement, referring to McCrory's 2016 gubernatorial election loss months after signing a bill compelling North Carolinians to use the restroom of the gender assigned at their birth.

The White House called Robinson's comments "repugnant and offensive." The state Republican Party and North Carolina's two most powerful state lawmakers, House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger, have declined to comment.