North Carolina lawmakers call for lieutenant governor's resignation after video surfaces of him calling homosexuality 'filth'

ワシントン, DC Some North Carolina state senators are calling for the resignation of North Carolina Lt. 政府. Mark Robinson, after video surfaced on social media this week in which the Republican says thatthere’s no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexualityany of that filth.

ビデオで, Robinson is seen speaking at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove, ノースカロライナ州, 六月に. The footage was posted Tuesday by Right Wing Watch, a projectdedicated to monitoring and exposing the activities and rhetoric of right-wing activists and organizations in order to expose their extreme agenda,” そのウェブサイトによると.
It is flat-out child abuse. They take your children, and tell them they have to attend school, don’t have a choice. And then some of them will tell them they don’t want you to have a choice where they go to school, you have to send your children here to school. Then when they get there, what do they teach them? Teach them a bunch of stuff about how to hate America, teach them a bunch of stuff about why they are racist, teach them a bunch of stuff about transgenderism and homosexuality,” Robinson says in the video.
    I’m saying this now, and I’ve been saying it, and I don’t care who likes itthose issues have no place in the school. There’s no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexualityany of that filth. はい, I called it filth, and if you don’t like it that I called it filthcome see me and I’ll explain it to you,” the lieutenant governor adds.
      When asked to provide a comment regarding his statements, Robinson’s office said his remarks refer to education.
        Topics surrounding transgenderism and homosexuality should be discussed at home and not in public education,” his office said. “We must focus on reading, writing and mathematics in North Carolina. Our students have struggled with these topics even before the pandemic. Our primary focus needs to be helping our students succeed, not on topics that should be discussed at home.
        ロビンソン told CNN affiliate WTVD he wasn’t talking about equality when it comes to sexual orientation. “We are not talking about the fight for equality, and if those people want to challenge me on that, that’s fine,” 彼は言った. “What I’m talking about are intimate details and, はい, there is material out there that shares intimate details about homosexuality, about sexuality in general, to our students. That has got to stop.
          Democratic state Sens. Jeff Jackson and Wiley Nickel have called for Robinson to step down in light of the remarks.
          There’s no debate here. This is open discrimination. It is completely unacceptable,” ジャクソン, a candidate for US Senate in 2022, ツイートで言った. “Mark Robinson should resign.
          Nickel added in a post それ “Mark Robinson is a disgrace and an embarrassment to our statehe should resign immediately.
            I stand with the LGBTQ Community and hope you will join me in condemning this hate speech from the most senior Republican elected official in our state,” 彼は続けた.
            Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s office told CNN in a statement thatNorth Carolina is a welcoming state where we value public education and the diversity of our people. It’s abhorrent to hear anyone, and especially an elected official, use hateful rhetoric that hurts people and our state’s reputation.