WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - North Carolina lieutenant governor Mark Robinson said he "will not back down" amidst calls for him to resign over comments he made referring to "transgenderism" and homosexuality as "filth."
A video of Robinson preaching in June at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove, North Carolina, started circulating last week shortly after the far-Left, Antifa-sympathizing media outlet, Right Wing Watch posted it on Twitter.
Robinson was recorded attacking the pro-LGBT school system, saying, "There's no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling children about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth. Yes, I called it filth. And if you don’t like it that I called it filth, come see me and I'll explain it to you."
Then, in response to multiple Democratic advocacy groups and prominent lawmakers like State Senator Jeff Jackson, D-N.C., calling for Robinson to resign, the lieutenant governor doubled down on his comments, defending himself in a Facebook video.
North Carolina's Lt. Governor, Mark Robinson, just angrily referred to the LGBTQ community as "filth."— Sen. Jeff Jackson (@JeffJacksonNC) October 7, 2021
Then he says, "Yes, I called it filth."
There's no debate here. This is open discrimination. It is completely unacceptable.
Mark Robinson should resign. pic.twitter.com/rUhzXZm8Jd
Robinson did not water down his words at all in his Facebook response but increased his pushback on LGBTQ indoctrination. Robinson presented images from hypersexual literature currently being distributed in elementary school systems. Shocking graphic and pornographic illustrations of homosexual activity made this so-called children's book seem more like erotica. Robinson slammed the pro-LGBT agenda: "The idea that our children should be taught about concepts of transgenderism and be exposed to sexually explicit materials in the classroom is abhorrent."
He cited three dangerous, pro-LGBT books that he alleged are "currently in North Carolina schools." These three books, George by Alex Gino, Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison, and Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe, contain stories of bestiality, boys expressing a desire to remove their genitals and images of homosexual activity. The lieutenant governor remarked, "As you look at these photos, I challenge you to describe them as anything other than filth."
Robinson has consistently fought against the LGBT agenda infiltrating the U.S. school system. This year, he collected over 500 public examples exposing educators promoting radical Leftist views. These submissions were compiled and put in Robinson's "Indoctrination in North Carolina Public Education Report."
He encouraged more people to join in his fight against Leftist indoctrination:
We will not be intimidated. We will not back down. We will not change our language. The language I used — I am not ashamed of it. I will use it in the future because, again, it is time for parents in this state to take a strong stand for their children.
Prominent pro-LGBT groups have offered fiery responses to Robinson's comments. The far-Left Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which advocates for LGBT rights, called for Robinson to resign. The interim president of HRC, Joni Madison, released a statement, saying, "This is not the first time Robinson has shared his discriminatory views, but it should be the last time he gets away with it as an elected leader. North Carolinians deserve better than these dehumanizing comments."
Equality North Carolina (ENC), also an LGBT advocacy group, demanded Robinson resign and labeled him a "bigot." ENC tweeted, "It's hard to find words to respond to this hatred. No one who thinks like this should be in a position of power in our state."
In addition to the LGBT groups, Robinson has faced relentless attacks from Democratic lawmakers. State senator Jeff Jackson reamed Robinson on Twitter, saying, "Calling many of your own constituents 'filth' means you have no intention of representing them. Our lieutenant governor should resign and allow someone who is prepared to do the job to take his place. This wasn't a dog whistle, folks. This was old-school hate."
Another state senator, Wiley Nickel, D-N.C., also came after Robinson.
Nickel alleged, "Mark Robinson is a disgrace and an embarrassment to our state," while calling for his immediate resignation.
Even the Biden administration joined in on the attacks against Robinson, with White House Press Secretary Andrew Bates calling Robinson's words "repugnant and offensive." Bates released a statement claiming, "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."
There has been little to no defense of Robinson's comments, however, from GOP leaders. But North Carolina parents led a rally in support of the lieutenant governor that took place before a school board meeting earlier this week.
The organizer of the rally, Tonya McFalls, described the public school literature as "disturbing and disgusting" and called for parents to join her in "exposing the filthy books they have put in front of our children."