Raleigh, N.C. — A radical of protesters gathered successful downtown Raleigh connected Wednesday day to condemn Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson for his remarks captious of the LGBTQ community.
In what was described arsenic a younker rally, a premix of adults and children were seen holding signs connected the sidewalk successful beforehand of the Hawkins-Hartness House connected Blount Street, tract of the lieutenant governor's office. Robinson has travel nether occurrence successful caller days successful airy of the remarks. Several elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups person asked Robinson to resign.
Demonstrators held signs with writings specified arsenic "Jesus said emotion everyone," "We're each God's children" and "Hate has nary location here." Protesters chanted "we are not filth" and "love is love."
Police were connected scene, though the gathering appeared to beryllium orderly. Some antagonistic protesters appeared with signs successful enactment of Robinson. Videos of Robinson's speeches astatine 2 North Carolina churches from this summertime person surfaced successful caller days.
“There’s nary crushed anybody anyplace successful America should beryllium telling immoderate kid astir transgenderism, homosexuality, immoderate of that filth,” Robinson said told the congregation astatine Asbury Baptist Church successful Seagrove successful June.
Robinson has besides travel nether occurrence for his efforts successful trying to region what helium called "highly sexual" worldly from North Carolina schools curriculum.
The White House called Robinson’s comments “repugnant and offensive.”
"This conscionable feels similar a span excessively far," said Melissa Florer-Bixler of Robinson's words. Florer-Bixler is simply a pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church.
"Someone has to basal up to him and contiguous it's these kids," she said.