North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest, a Republican, last week defended a controversial law that targets the LGBT community.

Appearing last week on Trunews, Forest told conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles that House Bill 2 is in no way discriminatory.

The law, approved during a one-day special session, blocks cities from enacting LGBT protections and prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in government buildings, including schools. It was a response to an LGBT protections ordinance approved in Charlotte.

Forest said that Charlotte's ordinance “discriminated” against “women and children.”

He said that such measures were approved because “we have a lack of moral compass in our country right now. We've taken our eyes off God in America. We have turned our back on God. We have forgotten God in a lot of ways. So the moral compass is broken here.”

Forest defended House Bill 2, saying that it only “discriminates against behavior, not people.”

“If I want to go out and drive 95 miles an hour down the interstate in North Carolina because I feel like doing that, I don't have the right to do that,” Forest said. “It doesn't mean the law is discriminating against me. It's discriminating against my behavior of wanting to drive 95.”

Like other Republicans in the state, including Governor Pat McCrory, Forest blamed the media for the controversy over the law.