North Carolina lieutenant governor faces resignation call after calling homosexuality ‘dirty’

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson faces calls for his resignation after a video surfaced calling “transgenderism” and homosexuality “filth.”

Robinson, a Republican, said students should not be taught “transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that dirt” in classrooms, prompting him to resign as administrators and parents struggle to oversee school curricula.

“There’s no reason why anyone, anywhere in America, should tell children about transgenderism, homosexuality, any kind of dirt,” Robinson said in the video filmed in June at Asbury Baptist Church. “And yes, I called it dirt.”

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The White House, as well as gay and transgender rights groups, condemned his words and urged him to resign.

“Those words are repulsive and offensive,” said White House Press Secretary Andrew Bates, who is based in North Carolina, according to several businesses. “The role of the leader is to bring people together and stand up for the dignity and rights of all, not to spread hatred and undermine their own office.”

The human rights campaign called Robinson’s statement “shameful” and “hateful” and said he should resign.

“This is not the first time Robinson has shared his discriminatory views, but it should be the last time he gets rid of it as elected leader,” the HRC said in a statement. “North Carolingians deserve better than these dehumanizing comments. This incident only confirms the serious need for comprehensive non-discrimination protection that would ban discrimination and make North Carolina a safer place for LGBTQ + people to live. ”

Robinson refused to withdraw his words Friday.

“We will not be intimidated. We will not back up. We will not change our language,” Robinson said, according to several reports. “The language I used, I’m not ashamed of it. I will use it in the future because it’s time again for parents in this state to take a strong stand for their children.”

White House and Robinson representatives did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner’s requests for comment.

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School administrators, parents, and government officials have increasingly stuck their heads in recent weeks over the degree of parental control over school conditions. Parents have become more vocal over the past year in their objections to the teaching of critical race theory, a philosophy that states that American institutions are inherently racist, in classrooms and the use of school masks, prompting the Department of Justice to announce this earlier. week, it will work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to deal with threats against teachers and school board members.

Robinson, first elected in 2020, has previously made headlines for other remarks, such as claiming that President Joe Biden is turning the United States into a “socialist hell.”

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