Tuesday, November 30, 2021

That Bitch: Mark Robinson

Up in North Carolina, the state’s GOP  Lt. Governor, Mark Robinson, has never hidden his hatred for LGBTQ+ people, but he recently spoke at a church … yes, a church … in Winston-Salem where questioned the “purpose” of being gay, said straight couples are “superior” to gay couples, because they can reproduce, and said he didn’t want to explain to his grandchildren why two men are kissing if they see that on television.

Oh, the children! Protect the children from gay men kissing, but not from a hate-spewing public official.

In his little speech, compared being gay to “what the cows leave behind” as well as maggots and flies, who he said all serve a 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,”

Well, this is as good a time as any to post one of my favorite quotes, which comes from a 1999 Letter to the Editor of the Sacramento Bee in which Preston Reese wrote:

“Is homosexuality a ‘soul-deadening’ perversion? Let’s try an experiment:

I’m going to rip out the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling; burn Handel’s Messiah; slash the Mona Lisa; bury Walt Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass;’ incinerate every Tchaikovsky score; torch every Greta Garbo film; ban every Bessie Smith song; and grind every Marlene Dietrich performance to dust.

Then we can evaluate what kind of ‘soul-deadening’ world we would live in without gay people.”

It is of note that Mark Robinson is a Black man, who probably grew up hearing he was less than because of his skin color, that perhaps he is akin to what “cows leave behind,” or is at least the child or grandchild of someone who was treated like shit for being themselves.

He calls himself a man of God but if this speech is the speech of God, then we don’t need God, or even god. It is also worth noting that Mark Robinson says that as a n elected official it is his job to protect all people, even LGBTQ+ people, but in a church he can stand before the congregation and call us less than shit.

You might also like to know that Mark Robinson hopes to run for governor of North Carolina in 20224, and while separating Church from State in his sermon, he also inflation, gas prices, Afghanistan, and President Joe Biden’s abilities.

Then he said this:

“Ain’t but two genders—male and female. Two. There are two genders, male and female. I don’t care how much you cut yourself up, drug yourself up and dress yourself up, you still either one of two things—you either a man or a woman. You might be a cut up, dressed up, drugged up ugly man or woman, but you still a man or a woman, and I don’t care who doesn’t like it.”

Hate Speech, in a sermon in a church by a publicly elected official. Hate. And it’s words like that that end up with our trans sisters dead in the streets, our LGBTQ+ family beaten and murdered because, to Mark Robinson, we ain’t worth shit.

Lastly, if Mark Robinson thinks only superior people can reproduce, he might need to take a look at himself and his lineage that produced such ignorance and hate masked as faith; he need only ask about women who cannot bear children but get married; men who cannot father a child but get married. Are they inferior?

They are to That Bitch, Mark Robinson.

15 comments:

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Mark can eff right off.
I find it that people who belong to minorities who try to belittle and oppress other minorities are the most pathetic of all.
Also, his logic is flawed. But bigots do not work with logic, so there's that.

XOXO

uptonking said...

Wow... and how many people sat there and listened to this bigot? He ought to know better. My word. And he's a public official. Well... time all fairies come together and sprinkle our special brand of pixie dust all over this human cow pie. Destroy his ass, but good!

Frank said...

Of course we all know that the purpose of being gay/lesbian/bi/trans+ is to make the world a more fabulous, beautiful place.

This is the only place I've been able to find a copy of "The Day the Homos Disappeared, A Cautionary Tale"

https://issuu.com/imprintuw/docs/1980-81_v03-n29_imprint/1

Frank said...

That would be pages 10-11 of Imprint (the above link) You can expand (embiggen) the copy. The center columns are a bit difficult to read. I first came across a copy of this in the early 80s. I thought it was great back then.

the dogs' mother said...

Hope the voters toss him out of
office!!!
xoxo :-)

Mistress Maddie said...

Just the sight of him is an affront to the very delicacy of my nature.

And coming from a minority and group who is hated....shame on him. My grandmother would tell you he is not a real Christian.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Shame on him. If he’s such a firm believer in god, who does he think he is to question god’s plan? Not very Christian of him, is it...

Helen Lashbrook said...

How does this male-female thing work with penguins and other birds and animals? Because it is well-documented that there are animals who, if they were able to say so, would not claim to be straight. You stupid old man, go watch a nature documentary and learn.

Bob said...

@Six
Hate is illogical so none of his argument makes sense, but he throws in God and people think he’s preaching when all he does is spread bile.

@upton
Wow, is right.
Destroy his ass, is right.

@Frank
Thanks; I’m off to look that up.

@TDM
Fingers crossed.

@Maddie
That’s what I don’t get. When you have been looked down on and called names and treated as less than how dare you inflict that on someone else ...in the name of a God of all things.

@Mitchell
He’s no Christian ...little c ...because if you believe in God you believe God is love and he is not preaching that.

@Helen
His ignorance is real …real fucked up.

Travel said...

What should be a house of brotherhood, is sometimes a house of hate.

VRCooper said...

I am just waiting for him to come out. Better yet queue the video or first-hand testimony. It's going to get messy.

krayolakris said...

If any part of his speech were used to refer to him….well, can you imagine?

Ramón said...

Had it not been for the influential intellect efforts of James Baldwin and Bayard Rustin, to name but two gay black men of the civil rights movements of the 1960s-80s, Mark Robinson could conceivable still be sitting at the back of the bus.
The religion that he so vehemently defends also admonishes slaves to be obedient, even Jesus counseled slaves to be submissive.
* Mark 10: 10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 11 He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. 12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”

Did he stand on front of that crowd and quote scripture such as:
1 Timothy 2:12–13, "But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 13 For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve."

These people are not christians by any stretch of the imagination.

Dave R said...

He's a fat man with a little dick who's got a really bad god complex.

SickoRicko said...

Quite the pig, that one.