“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.”

Those are the words of one Mark Robinson, a top Republican official in the state of North Carolina.

Hey, at least he is being honest about how he feels. And he’s not backing down in the face of mounting criticism, either. He has since doubled down on his opinion, The Guardian is reporting.

It’s an opinion shared by a large number of people from diverse religious backgrounds around the world: homosexuality is a sin and an affront to the imaginary supernatural entity they believe in, as is transgenderism. But the vast majority of those folks keep their opinions to themselves outside of their church settings.

Mark Robinson’s words should serve as a reminder to all members of the LGBT community, which is becoming increasingly divided amongst themselves these days as some gay men and women cheer on conservatives who are attacking transgender people in the U.K., the U.S., Canada and other countries.

The conservatives appear to be employing the classic divide and conquer strategy. They’re happy in a crafty way to see gay men and women joining their ranks in the fight to delegitimize trans folks. But many of those conservatives have in the past sought — and many still seek — to keep lesbian couples from adopting babies. They don’t support gay marriage, and they support attempts to deny services to gay and lesbian people. And more. In short, they see all LGBT lifestyles as “filth” and abominations in the eyes of their god.

That’s reality, folks.

While I have no doubt that many biological gay women — along with straight women — have legitimate concerns about the expanding parameters of transgenderism these days, they need to be careful about supporting conservatives who see them as “filth,” too, but are not as upfront as Mark Robinson is about it all.

The LGBT umbrella was formed to create a united front against bigotry and the narrow tunnel vision of those who follow the doctrines of ancient superstitious people who believed in and worshipped imaginary supernatural entities and feared the bogeyman, a.k.a. Satan.

LGBT people are being misled by Satan, in their view, and are doomed to hell or whatever punishment the “good lord” has in store for them. All LGBT people, not just trans people, are “filth,” in their eyes.

They are happy to see groups like the LGB Alliance drop the T, and happier still to see LGB people attack trans people — even though it is a safe bet that the vast majority of trans people are also gay or bi and thus are still part of the LGB community based on their sexual orientation.

As for Mark Robinson, well, he is facing a backlash, and I am not hearing anyone so far from the LGBT community cheering him on. But I have no doubt that if he had only attacked trans people, some gay and lesbian people who have developed a hate for trans folks would be applauding him. But Robinson was honest about his feelings: homosexuality is “filth,” too, in his eyes.

He said what so many other conservative religious people believe.

At least he is not two-faced about it.

— Jillian