Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Family Research Council embarrasses itself in attempt to fundraise off of homophobic NC government official

FRC president Tony Perkins 

In its latest fundraising, anti-LGBTQ hate group the Family Research Council and its President Tony Perkins commits a serious sin of omission. The organization has chosen to take up the cause of controversial North Carolina Lt Governor Mark Robinson by making him sound like a strong steadfast Christian battling the forces of evil (i.e. LGBTQ people) trying to "groom" (I believe that's the popular accusatory word these days) children into our supposed "lifestyle."

In reality, Robinson is a raging loudmouth hypocrite. whose words belie any attempt to make him look like a latter-day Joan of Arc. But in its email, FRC chose not include Robinson's various comments. Instead, the group utilized glowing adjectives to describe him. Well I decided to adjust FRC's email just a little by including various comments Robinson has made as well as certain other facts the group chose to omit or alter. 

Let's begin:

As you well know, the far Left has been on a quest to police and censor parents from having a voice in their own children's education. 

The claim that "the far Left has been on a quest to police and censor parents" is a lie. There have been complaints that school board officials have been threatened by certain parents and other attendees of meetings. Because of this, the Justice Department had been asked to investigate. 

They thought they found a prime target in North Carolina's Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson, a bold Christian and conservative. All Robinson did was exercise his constitutional right -- to speak freely without fear of government punishment.

 But they were wrong. 

When the media pounced, FRC was there to back him up and elevate Robinson's story as he courageously stood for truth.

Mark Robinson - “We had them kind of folks back in the day/ Back when I was a kid, my momma used to tell me about them. She’d say, ‘When y’all go down to the playground, if y’all see anybody hanging around in a raincoat and you don’t see no pants hanging under his raincoat, y’all get y’all stuff and come on home because that’s what we call a pervert.'” 
 “There is somebody somewhere right now on the internet grooming somebody’s child to put their hands on them,” Robinson warned. “You ain’t got no reason to be teaching these children those kinds of concepts unless you got—like the old folks used to say—some ideas about putting your hands on them.”

Comparing LGBTQ people to pedophiles? So much for truth, Part 1 

Your gift will enable FRC to rapidly respond when the religious freedom and constitutional rights of Americans like Lieutenant Governor Robinson are under attack by far Left activists. An elected public official, Mark Robinson has spoken boldly against the promotion of LGBT ideology in schools that is evident in books such as Gender Queer, a graphic novel about sexual fantasies. 

Robinson actually said Christians (who believe has he does, of course) should take over public schools because he felt that learning about LGBTQ people and such is child abuse:

And (surprise! surprise!) The book Gender Queer is not about sexual fantasies. So much for truth, Part 2.

Attempting to intimidate him, Right Wing Watch stirred up the media by releasing a recording of Robinson speaking at a local church -- expressing these same truths.

Right Wing Watch released a few recordings of Robinson speaking. One was in August at the Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh, NC. During that speech, he called trans rights "demonic" and "full of anti-Christ spirit." FRC omitted that item in its fundraising letter. The organization also omitted the fact that the Upper Room Church of Christ is run by Patrick Wooden,  "a vehemently anti-gay right-wing pastor who once claimed that gay men have to wear diapers because they routinely insert cellphones, baseball bats, and animals into their anuses." 
Someone should ask FRC and Tony Perkins which of these comments do they consider as truths.

America needs more bold leaders like Robinson and parents who know their God-given, constitutional rights -- and the harms presented by the radical ideologies infiltrating our schools.

Really? Here is an example of Robinson's 'boldness' signified by a few more comments from him.

October 29 -  North Carolina’s Christian nationalist Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, who recently announced that he’s “about 95 percent sure” that he will be running for governor in 2024, spoke at a Stand Up For America rally in Raleigh Friday morning, where he thundered that “the Christian patriots of this nation will own this nation and rule this nation.”

 . . . “Tell our enemies on the other side of the aisle that will drag this nation down into a socialist hellhole that you will only do it as you run past me laying on the ground, choking on my own blood because I will not give up this nation to you!” Robinson bellowed. “It is not yours. You did not build it, you did not defend it, and you will not own it. We will. The Christian patriots of this nation will own this nation and rule this nation and help freedom survive for future generations.”

Oct 7 -“To every animal, God has given the ability to defend yourself,” Robinson said. “God didn’t even leave the garden slug out. Garden slugs have little enzymes in it that make it unappealing for folks to eat. Certainly we wouldn’t want to eat them. But even some animals look at garden slugs and find them unappealing because there’s an enzyme in them that gives off something that drives creatures away. And there’s even an inside enzyme in some of them that if creatures eat them, they automatically spit them out.” 

 “God gave the garden slug a way to defend itself,” he continued. “Now, if God gave the garden slug a way to defend themselves, what makes you think he didn’t give man, who he created in his own image, a way to defend himself? Those AR-15s and Glock 9mms and .45 calibers; where do you think they came from? Who do you think inspired them? God knew the world he was putting us into, so he formed in our mind the ability for us to be able to defend ourselves from anybody who may threaten us.” 

Mark Robinson is an egotistical self-righteous loon who loves the sound of his own voice. And apparently FRC and Perkins feels that his story is good for fundraising, with a few alterations added and many more details deleted. Give Robinson time and he will either say something extra offensive or people will get tired of his nonsense. The real story here is the Family Research Council and Perkins. It shouldn't be ignored or understated that yet again, they are exploiting Christianity as a transient commodity of fear and ego instead of the deeply held personal faith they are always claiming that it is.