fbpx

Walker backs Robinson’s LGBTQ “filth” comments

Former U.S. Rep and current U.S. Senate candidate Mark Walker showed support for Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s controversial characterization of LGBTQ people as “filth” that shouldn’t be discussed in public schools.

In a Monday social media post, Walker said he agreed with Robinson and supported his Saturday video message wherein he alleged sexually explicit LGBTQ-centric books are “in North Carolina public schools.” Robinson did not detail which schools were allegedly using the books, whether they were part of the curriculum or simply available in libraries.

Robinson’s comments have been denounced by LGBTQ advocacy organizations and some Democrats have called for his resignation. The White House weighed in last week to condemn the comments. Elected Republicans have largely been silent on the controversy.

As Policy Watch reported last week, Walker recently joined fellow Republicans Robinson and U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn as special guest speakers at a private event for the American Renewal Project. The group, which has a history of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, rejects the separation of church and state and believes that its conservative fundamentalist version of Christianity should be taught in public schools.

 

 

Load More Related Articles
Load More By Joe Killian
Load More In Education

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

WASHINGTON — The Department of Education announced on Tuesday it is extending the pandemic-era pause on… [...]

Alcoa's continued discharge of toxics into Badin Lake, a popular fishing and swimming destination, linked to… [...]

Local governments in Ohio and Illinois are using American Rescue Plan Act money to relieve residents… [...]

A new study finds authorities rely on police and jails to address low-level charges that don’t… [...]

Maybe the change was an inevitable byproduct of our current charged and contentious era. Maybe it… [...]

The post Swift action appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

The North Carolina Supreme Court – or at least a slim majority of its members –… [...]

So now what? What are we to make of the results of the 2022 midterms now… [...]

REPUBLISHING TERMS

You may republish this article online or in print under our Creative Commons license. You may not edit or shorten the text, you must attribute the article to The Pulse and you must include the author’s name in your republication.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

License

Creative Commons License AttributionCreative Commons Attribution
Walker backs Robinson’s LGBTQ “filth” comments