Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is under attack with various Democratic leaders calling for him to resign.
Robinson’s crime is speaking out against pornographic materials about transgenderism and homosexuality in elementary schools.
A quote from a speech Robinson gave in June at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove is this basis for the uproar. In that speech Robinson said, “There is no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth. And 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.”
Robinson said that what he was talking about was public education, particularly in elementary schools, and he released his own video to explain and show exactly what he was speaking out against.
Robinson says, “Of course the media and those on the left have tried to change the focus from education to the LGBTQ community, specifically that I hate them. Let me be clear, I will fight for and protect the rights of all citizens, including those in the LGBTQ community, to express themselves, however they want. That is their right as Americans and I don’t think that government has any role in telling them otherwise. However, the idea that our children should be taught about concepts transgenderism and be exposed to sexually explicit materials in the classroom is abhorrent.”
Robinson goes on to talk about specific books that are available to children in elementary schools in North Carolina and shows some of the illustrations from the books that graphically depict and describe sex acts.
Robinson is, of course, not backing down and he is not alone. Outraged parents all over the country have been going to local school board meetings and from the podium reading pornographic material that is available in the schools. Often words are read out loud that would normally have a speaker silenced or removed from the meeting, but since the book is from one of their school libraries, the school boards sit silent.
The video that Robinson released in his defense can be seen here: Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson. As Robinson warns in the video, the illustrations are graphic.