White House opposes anti LGBTQ NC Lt Gov Robinson

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Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson talks about the “Indoctrination in North Carolina Public Education” report during a press conference at the Legislative Building Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

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Biden White House protested Friday North North Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson has reportedly called transgenderism and homosexuality “dirty.”

“These words are disgusting and disgusting,” said Andrew Bates, a White House deputy journalist and native of North Carolina, in a statement. “The role of the president is to bring the people together and to uphold the dignity and rights of all people; not to spread hatred and tarnish their image. ”

Robinson, a Republican top official, made the remarks in June at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove. A piece of speech was posted Tuesday on the Right Wing Watch Twitter account, sparking a spate of criticism.

The White House joined a coalition of officials criticizing Robinson’s remarks but did not call for a lieutenant governor to step down, unlike many others, including many Democratic U.S. Senate candidates in the region.

In a recent viral video, Robinson states: “There is no reason why anyone, anywhere in America, should be telling children about transgenderism, homosexuality, any such filth. Yes, I called it filth.”

In the video, Robinson also told many people at church that “child abuse” is forcing parents to send their children to school, telling them to send their children to school, and then teaching their children to hate America and that they are racist. He added that he did not care because who did not like what he said.

Robinson, governor of the first president rose to prominence in a viral video on Tuesday Amendment gun rights, made a name for himself as a critic of the Critical Race Theory, the Black Lives Matter Movement and the LGTBQ region.

In a speech in June, Robinson also called the Men of the Hands of Matters political “social worshipers and nitwits” unsure of God.

“Black life has nothing to do with Black Lives Matter,” said Robinson, who becomes Black. “You know how I know that? Because if they do, do you know where they are instead of being at the police station? They may be down there at the gang hangout, at the home of drug dealers burning it down. They may be down at the abortion clinic burning that if Black life is relevant. ”

Retirement call

Robinson’s speech led to a call for him to step down, starting with NC Sen. Jeff Jackson, a Mecklenburg County Democrat is running for U.S. Senate. Others include his opponent in the US Democratic Senate ticket, Erica Smith; his colleague Sen. Wiley Nickel, Wake County Democrat; and NC House Rep. Deb Butler, of the Wilmington Democrat.

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest human rights organization LBBTQ + in the country, also urged Robinson to resign.

Others such as Governor Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein, both Democrats, have criticized his remarks.

Although North Carolina’s top Republicans did not comment on Robinson’s remarks, some Republican politicians took to Twitter to protest the anti-gay movement.

Brent Woodcox, an adviser to Senate President Phil Berger, tweeted: “There is no future for the anti-gay political movement. There is not just a large enough area in this moral world. The world has changed. Some politicians are holding on. ”

Robinson’s answer

When a video from June was aired this week, Robinson spoke similarly about the Critical Race Theory and the GBBTQ region last week at the NC Values ​​Coalition’s 10th anniversary celebration live on YouTube.

“If you go there to a school board meeting because they’re pushing for a running theory and they’re pushing these bad programs to teach our kids that they’re not the real boys or girls or they’re pushing this homosexual garbage under their throats,” Robinson said. “When you go down there, don’t go down there in your name and under your power, and in your own power. Go there and find out who’s behind you.”

Robinson appeared on Triangle news channel Friday afternoon after criticism and added down to what he said.

Robinson’s spokesman, John Waugh, wrote in an article in The News & Observer on Friday that Robinson’s comments from June were in the context of educating children and how schools should focus on reading, writing and math.

“The topics surrounding transgenderism and homosexuality should be addressed at home and not in public studies,” the statement said. “Our main goal is to help our students succeed, not on topics that need to be addressed at home.”

McClatchy Washington journalist Alex Roarty provided the report.

This article was first published October 8, 2021 7:56 PM.

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