North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson insists that he won’t resign despite being criticized by schools teaching young children sexual concepts.
Gov. Robinson said “I will not be silenced and I will not be bullied into submission.”
In June at Asbury Baptist Church, the Republican governor infuriated the left with his statement that LGBT concepts and issues should not be taught in public school.
“There’s no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth,” he said during the event, video of which was recently posted online by far-left activists. “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.”
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North Carolina’s Lt. Governor, Mark Robinson, just angrily referred to the LGBTQ community as “filth.”
Then he says, “Yes, I called it filth.”
There’s no debate here. It is discrimination openly. It’s completely inadmissible.
Mark Robinson must resign. pic.twitter.com/rUhzXZm8Jd
— Sen. Jeff Jackson (@JeffJacksonNC) October 7, 2021
After the video was posted online, Deputy White House press secretary and North Carolina native Andrew Bates blasted Robinson’s comments “repugnant and offensive.”
Democrat North Carolina State Senators Jeff Jackson and Wiley Nickel called on Robinson to resign — with Nickel saying he is “a disgrace and an embarrassment to our state.”
Ich stimme mit @JeffJacksonNCYou can read more about Mark Robinson here. Mark Robinson is a disgrace and an embarrassment to our state – he should resign immediately.
I am standing with the LGBTQ Community, and I hope that you join me in condemning hate speech coming from our most senior Republican elected officials in this state. https://t.co/AckGzuIdA3
— Senator Wiley Nickel (@wileynickel) October 8, 2021
In a video posted to Facebook on Saturday night, the governor responded to the outrage and said that he will “continue to fight for the rights of our children to receive an education that is free from sexual concepts that do not belong in the classroom.”
Robinson displayed images taken from inappropriate and graphic books made available for elementary students.
“Let me tell you plainly right here and right now: I will not back down,” Robinson said in the video Post to FacebookIt is a must. “I will not be silenced and I will not be bullied into submission. I will continue to fight for the rights of our children to receive an education that is free from sexual concepts that do not belong in the classroom.”