- North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson said straight people are "superior" to gay people.
- He made the comment during a church sermon arguing it was because two gay men could not conceive a child.
- He previously called homosexuality "filth" and said teaching children LGBTQ facts is "child abuse."
Mark Robinson, lieutenant governor of North Carolina, said straight people are "superior" to gay people as he gave a sermon at a church.
Robinson was speaking at a church in the city of Winston-Salem on November 14 when he made the remarks captured on video, The Charlotte Observer reported.
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."
Watch him speak here, in a video recorded from the church:
He also questioned the "purpose" of homosexuality, saying: "If homosexuality is of God, what purpose does it serve? What does it make? What does it create? It creates nothing."
He is rumored to be preparing a bid for governor and was introduced in the church as the state's "next governor."
Footage leaked earlier this year of Robinson calling homosexuality "filth" and calling teaching children LGBTQ facts "child abuse."
He said that "there's no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality — any of that filth."
"And yes, I called it filth. And if you don't like that I called it filth, come see me and I'll explain it to you," he said.
He was speaking in another church at the time.
He refused to resign after he was criticized for his comments by lawmakers and the White House.