NC: Mark Robinson stands by LGBTQ+ “filth” comments amid controversy

Source: USA Today

“North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson has doubled down after his comments calling transgenderism and homosexuality ‘filth’ drew widespread rebukes and calls for him to resign. Robinson, a Republican, made the comments in June at the Asbury Baptist church in Seagrove. … Robinson holds the second-highest office in the state, and he would take over if Gov. Roy Cooper is ever unable to perform his duties. … Robinson is standing by his words. When asked by WRAL in an interview last week if he would use a different word besides ‘filth,’ he said, ‘Absolutely not.’ In defending his comments, he argued he was specifically discussing the teaching of LGBTQ issues in public schools.” (10/11/21)