North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson has once again verbally attacked the LGBTQ+ community.
According to The News & Observer in Raleigh, Robinson said in a sermon November 14 at Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem that straight couples are "superior" to gay couples because a straight couple could potentially sexually reproduce.
Robinson, a Republican, is expected to run for governor in 2024.
Ron Baity, the church's pastor, introduced Robinson, calling him "a breath of fresh air here in North Carolina" and said he would be "the next governor of the state of North Carolina."
Robinson told the congregation that gays are equivalent to "what the cows leave behind" as well as "maggots" and "flies." He added that all of these things serve some purpose in God's creation.
"If homosexuality is of God, what purpose does it serve? What does it make? What does it create? It creates nothing," Robinson told the congregation.
This isn't the first time that Robinson has bashed the LGBTQ+ community. Robinson recently defended comments he made over the summer calling transgender people and homosexuality "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 also called homosexuality a sin.
The White House responded to Robinson's earlier remarks, calling them "repugnant and offensive. The role of a leader is to bring people together and stand up for the dignity and rights of everyone; not to spread hate and undermine their own office."
The latest video of Robinson was distributed by a pastor at St. John's Metropolitan Community Church in Raleigh the day before the Transgender Day of Remembrance,The News & Observer added.
A protest rally was held Friday in front of Robinson's office, and organizers read the names of transgender people who have been killed due to anti-trans violence.
St. John's senior pastor, Vance Haywood, called out Robinson's comments in a statement.
"This man's theology and religious practices are not only flawed and a perversion of the Christian tenets; he places countless people at risk of violent attacks and even murder every time he opens his mouth," Haywood said.