White House: NC Lt. Gov. Robinson’s anti-LGBTQ comments ‘repugnant’ and ‘spread hate’

White House: NC Lt. Gov. Robinson’s anti-LGBTQ comments ‘repugnant’ and ‘spread hate’

NC Lt. Gov.’s LGBTQ attack prompts calls for resignation Video surfaced this week of North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson saying in a Seagrove, NC, church that transgenderism and homosexuality is “filth.” By Kevin Keister Doorbell camera captures fireball streaking across North Carolina sky captions off, selected UP NEXT: Video surfaced this week of North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson saying in a Seagrove, NC, church that transgenderism and homosexuality is “filth.” By Kevin Keister The Biden White House condemned on Friday North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s comments calling transgender people and homosexuality “filth.” “These words are repugnant and offensive,” said Andrew Bates, White House deputy press secretary and a native of North Carolina, 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.” Robinson, the state’s highest-ranking Republican, made the comments in June at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove. Part of the speech was posted Tuesday at Right Wing Watch’s Twitter account, prompting an outpouring of criticism. The White House joined a chorus of officials decrying Robinson’s comments but didn’t call for the lieutenant governor to resign, unlike many others, including several Democratic U.S. Senate candidates in the state. Robinson has not backed off his comments. “There’s no reason anybody, anywhere in America should be telling children about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth,” Robinson said. “Yes, I called it filth.” In video of his […]

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