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FAITH & POLITICS: Robinson speaks at Stanly Co. Lincoln Day Dinner

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Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson delivers the keynote address March 18 at the Stanly County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson delivers the keynote address March 18 at the Stanly County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Photos by Betty Gallo McIntyre

ALBEMARLE— Speaking on faith and the current political climate, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson gave the keynote address last Thursday for the Stanly County Republican Party’s 2021 Lincoln Day Dinner at the county fairgrounds.

Robinson became known to many on April 3, 2018 while attending a Greensboro city council meeting where he took a stance against the council in a four-minute speech regarding the rights of law-abiding citizens. 

Robinson is no stranger to battles, as life itself has prepared him for many. 

He was born and raised in Greensboro with nine other siblings; his family did not have luxuries. The house he grew up in had no heat, no air conditioning, nor did it have a shower for them to wash. His father was an abusive alcoholic. 

All these conditions combined caused him and his siblings to be placed in foster care at an early age. Eventually his mother was able to get the children back to live with her. She was a strong Christian woman who encouraged them all in their faith; thus the reason Robinson stands strong today. 

Robinson joined the Army Reserves in his late teens where he served as a medical specialist. He also worked in a factory and a restaurant as a shift worker, as well as holding other jobs along the way. He attended UNCG studying history with plans of a teaching career. 

This all changed after his viral speech.

Robinson has since traveled across the state and nation — including a fundraiser in Richmond County for now-state Rep. Ben Moss — speaking of his strong conservative beliefs and he was elected lieutenant governor last November.

Following an introduction by Mark Walker, a former congressman who is in the running for Richard Burr’s U.S. Senate seat, Robinson opened by talking  about a gospel song he is fond of, “God Has Been Good to Me,” and his strong faith in Jesus Christ. 

Robinson is known as a powerhouse to many as he stands strong in his conservative Christian beliefs; he backs down in no way, shape, or form. 

“It is no longer political, it’s about people who love God and people who love the devil,” Robinson said. “My freedom here was bought by patriots, and my freedom in heaven was bought by the blood of Jesus.”  

Robinson continued, saying socialists are trying to turn things upside-down in the country and some want others to “apologize” for being the race they were born.

“I am an American, not an African American; I’ve never been to Africa,” Robinson said. “Whether you are white, Black, Oriental, or whatever race you are it doesn’t matter; it’s a gift given from God.” 

Robinson used the term “drink the Kool-Aid” — mentioning its origins with cult leader Jim Jones — as he compared it to what socialists and "extremists" are trying to do today. 

He got a good laugh out of the audience as he said “Men and women sitting around a corporate table seriously debating the gender of a plastic potato — this is extremism,” Robinson said, eliciting laughter from the crowd of around 250. He went on to talk about taking Dr. Seuss off shelves while allowing Cardi B to display vulgarity on TV for all to see, saying “It’s pure evil.” “There are folks trying to twist the minds of our children,” said Robinson, adding how there is a push of twisting marriage from the way God created it to be between one man and one woman into something unnatural. 

“Extremists are on the other side; the proof is in the pudding,” Robinson said. “Transgenders want us to just accept this; it’s not going to happen! People ask me how I can stand against all this evil; I find it easy to stand up against it all, because it is wrong.

“I am not afraid because someone greater than me is standing behind me,” Robinson continued. “The more we push God out of the arena, the more the devil will step in.”

The lieutenant governor concluded saying America is the “last domino standing” where people can go to be free. 

“They have been trying for decades to bring us to our knees,” Robinson said. “Trouble is here; it’s time for us to run to it like a firefighter. We need to stand up and defeat this trouble … When we do, we can save this generation as well as future generations.”

Robinson said he is prepared to face the battles that lie before him head-on, both in the state and nationwide. 

Other speakers included:

  • Stanly County Republican Party Chairman Mark Lowder, who, after citing Galatians 6:9, said, “We need men and women grounded in their faith to stand up and make a difference. As long as God continues to open doors, we are going to press on.” 
  • Retired U.S. Army veteran Adgul El Ali of Cabarrus County, chairman of N.C. Black Conservative Voices.
  • John Moore, who spoke about efforts to have another Convention of States, as authorized by Article V of the U.S. Constitution, with a focus on term limits, fiscal responsibility, and to end federal overreach. To learn more about convention of the states, go to the website  

The crowd was also treated to music by the award-winning jazz artist Gabriel Bello.

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is presented with a Bible after speaking.

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