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NC Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson calls LGBTQ “filth”

“There’s no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth”

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North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson (Screenshot via WRAL YouTube)

CHARLOTTE – In a speaking engagement at a local church, North Carolina’s Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson called LGBTQ people “filth.” In a video shared by People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch project, Robinson is heard telling the audience that Christians must take control of public schools because children are being abused by being taught “filth”

Robinson made the comments in June at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove but a portion of the speech was posted Tuesday on the Twitter profile for Right Wing Watch.

“There’s no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth,” Robinson says. “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.”

The State Senator for North Carolina’s 37th District, Jeff Jackson, who is also a Major in the Carolina National Guard and a candidate for the U.S. Senate tweeted;

“To our LGBTQ friends who were the targets of this discrimination, you’ve had to put up with this hate for far too long. This kind of behavior should be part of our past, not our present. We’re going to prevail over it, again, and move closer to full equality and dignity.”

Then referring to Robinson’s tirade Jackson wrote: “And I really can’t stand bullies. That’s all this man is. When you stand up to bullies, you catch them by surprise. They count on people stepping aside. That’s not going to happen here. Please join me in letting him know.”

“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. This is open discrimination. It is completely unacceptable. Mark Robinson should resign. But the fact that he feels comfortable saying this – confident that not a single elected member of his party will stand up to him, as none have – is why this is about more than just him. There’s no shortage of enabling going on here,” Senator Jackson wrote.

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North Carolina Lt. Gov. Robinson rants at lawmaker over LGBTQ mention

The Senator was referencing Robinson’s anti-LGBTQ+, homophobic and transphobic public statements over the past several months

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Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson ( Screenshot via NBC-affiliate WCNC-TV, Charlotte, North Carolina)

RALEIGH – In a heated tirade in the hallways of the North Carolina capitol building captured on a mobile phone Monday, Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, the state’s highest elected Black official launched into an attack on Democratic State Senator Julie Mayfield.

The tirade was witnessed by a dozen people including lawmakers, staff, and visitors. State Sen. Natasha Marcus (D-Davidson), who witnessed the confrontation and caught part of the tirade on her mobile told the Charlotte News-Observer; ““It was a rant. He berated her, and he yelled as loudly as he could.” 

The lieutenant governor, who presides over the state Senate, approached Senator Mayfield in the hallway outside the Senate chamber after lawmakers adjourned and “wagged” his finger in her face, Marcus said.

Mayfield had addressed the Senate earlier Monday, after a vote where she highlighted the increasing deadly violence against Black people and ongoing discrimination against LGBTQ people.

In her remarks to her colleagues she said; “It is convenient fiction that we can say something in a particular forum and not expect to be held accountable for those words in another,” Mayfield said. “We are elected officials. And if we can’t respect our constituents rather than viciously attack some of them, then maybe we’re in the wrong job.”

The Senator was referencing Robinson’s anti-LGBTQ+, homophobic and transphobic public statements over the past several months.

Speaking to parishioners at the Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem on Sunday, November 14, Robinson attacked the LGBTQ+ community, captured on the church’s YouTube livestream.

Robinson said in his sermon that he questioned the “purpose” of being gay; said heterosexual couples are “superior” to gay couples; and that he didn’t want to explain to his grandchildren why two men are kissing if they see that on television the Charlotte Observer reported.

The state’s Republican Lt. Governor then went on to compare being gay to “what the cows leave behind” as well as maggots and flies, who he said all serve a purpose in God’s creation. “If homosexuality is of God, what purpose does it serve? What does it make? What does it create? It creates nothing,” Robinson said.

In a speaking engagement in June at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove, Robinson called LGBTQ people “filth.”  “There’s no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth,” Robinson says. “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.”

In a statement released in October by Deputy White House Press Secretary Andrew Bates, the Biden Administration condemned the remarks made last June by Robinson. “These words are repugnant and offensive,” said Bates, who is a native of North Carolina. “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.”

“Sen. Mayfield’s remarks speak what’s in the hearts of most North Carolinians, and the fact that it set the lieutenant governor off that much is shocking to me,” Sen. Marcus told the News-Observer. “He said ‘You know where I am and where to find me,’” Marcus said, paraphrasing. “’If you have something to say to me you should come and say it to my face.’”

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North Carolina’s Lt. Gov. compares gay people to cow feces & maggots

“If homosexuality is of God, what purpose does it serve? What does it make? What does it create? It creates nothing,” Robinson said

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North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson (Blade file photo)

WINSTON-SALEM – Speaking to parishioners at the Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem last Sunday, November 14, North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson attacked the LGBTQ+ community in remarks caught on the church’s livestreaming video on YouTube.

Robinson said in his sermon that he questioned the “purpose” of being gay; said heterosexual couples are “superior” to gay couples; and that he didn’t want to explain to his grandchildren why two men are kissing if they see that on television the Charlotte Observer reported.

The state’s Republican Lt. Governor then went on to compare being gay to “what the cows leave behind” as well as maggots and flies, who he said all serve a purpose in God’s creation. “If homosexuality is of God, what purpose does it serve? What does it make? What does it create? It creates nothing,” Robinson said.

Democratic lawmakers expressed their outrage on Twitter:

According to the Observer, “The video was distributed Friday by a pastor at St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church in Raleigh, the day before the Transgender Day of Remembrance. A protest rally was held Friday in front of Robinson’s office, but organizers also read the names of transgender people who have been killed.

This man’s theology and religious practices are not only flawed and a perversion of the Christian tenets; he places countless people at risk of violent attacks and even murder every time he opens his mouth,” said Vance Haywood, senior pastor at St. John’s, in a statement.

Robinson is expected to run for the governor’s chair in 2024. In another video of the sermon captured the Lt. Governor ranting in transphobic terms his opinion of the Trans community:

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson (Twitter Video)

Video of remarks made by North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson courtesy of the Charlotte Observer.

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Trans HS student displays ‘help protect me’ sign after being secretly filmed

The student at Burns High School was “floored” when he saw a video of himself using the restroom posted to social media

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Clay Sentell & his sibling protesting at Burns HS (Screenshot via WSOC ABC 9 News)

LAWNDALE, NC. — A trans high school student in Western North Carolina wore a sign urging other students to protect him after he said he was secretly filmed in a boys’ restroom. 

Clay Sentell, a student at Burns High School in Cleveland County, North Carolina, was “floored” when he saw a video of himself using the restroom posted to social media, reports WSOC-TV

“I felt like my privacy was invaded. I was terrified,” Sentell, 16, told the news station. 

Sentell can be seen washing his hands and wearing high heels in the videos posted to Snapchat. The Burns High Junior started wearing heels this year. 

“It’s just who I am. It’s how I express myself,” he said. 

Sentell’s family reported the incident to the school but were not happy with the response. 

Annie Sentell, Clay’s mother, emailed the school’s principal multiple times with no response, according to WSOC. After sending an email last Thursday saying she would show up at the office Friday morning, she finally received a response telling her she would have to wait until Monday to speak to someone. 

“I think the school has just mishandled the whole situation,” she said.

WRAL reports that a family friend addressed the school board about the incident. 

“Some mothers, like Clay’s mother, she can’t let her son go to school and know he’s going to be safe while he’s there,” said Annette Fain.

On Friday, Sentell and his sister wore signs to school urging students to protect him. 

“Help protect me,” Sentell’s sign read. 

Annie Sentell said she was “mad” when she received a call from the principal telling her that the signs were a distraction. 

She decided not to attend the meeting with the principal Monday and is considering legal action, according to WSOC.

“It’s made me feel nervous,” Clay Sentell said. “It’s made me feel scared. It’s made me feel upset but regardless of all that, I’m still going to love them.”

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