Leftists are screaming for the destruction of a successful black leader in North Carolina: an officeholder who unapologetically called out homosexual and transgender “filth” being peddled to children in the nation’s public school classrooms.
“I will not back down,” said North Carolina Lieutenant Gov. Mark Robinson, currently generating liberal, woke hysteria with a video of a speech he made at a Baptist church in June. “I will not be silenced. And I will not be bullied into submission. I will continue to fight for the right of children to receive an education that is free from sexual concepts that do not belong in the classroom. And I don’t care who doesn’t like it.”
In the video, Robinson tells the congregation at Asbury Baptist Church: “There’s no reason anybody, anywhere in America should be telling children about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth. Yes, I called it filth.”
Mecklenburg Democratic state Sen. Jeff Jackson, running for U.S. Senate, thundered that Robinson should resign. A group called Equality NC criticized his statements. The Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest LGBTQ organization, also called for his resignation.
The content of the now-viral video was even condemned by the White House this week. “These words are repugnant and offensive,” proclaimed Andrew Bates, White House deputy press secretary, in a statement. “The role of a leader is to bring people together and stand up for the dignity and rights of everyone; not to spread hate and undermine their own office.”
What about protecting children from filth and twisted influences? Is that not a leader’s role as well?
Still Robinson has not caved or walked back his words, reported Blue Ridge Public Radio. He was elected lieutenant governor last year, and is the first black man to hold the job. He is building a reputation for fighting against perverse influences in public schools.