In a sermon last August, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson, denounced transgender ideology, abortion, violence in black neighborhoods and defunding the police.
A portion of the discourse dealing with the falsehoods of gender ideology was posted on Twitter over the weekend, and it quickly received thousands of responses and retweets.
In a sermon listing “things I’m not supposed to say as a politician,” Robinson said, “Here’s something else I’m not supposed to say: Ain’t but two genders. Two genders. Ain’t nothing but men and women.”
You can go to the doctor and get cut up, you can go down to the dress shop and get made up, you can go down there and get drugged up, but at the end of the day, you are just a drugged-up, dressed-up, made-up, cut-up man or woman.
You ain’t changed what God put in you – that DNA. You can’t transcend God’s creation. I don’t care how hard you try.
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The clip comes from a sermon (starting at 1:56) given at the Upper Room Church of God in Christ, in Raleigh, North Carolina, at a three-day convocation that ran from August 4-6, 2021. The theme of the event was “Pure Religion: A call to the church to address the social issues of our time while staying true to the God of the Bible.”
The lieutenant governor spoke on the first day of the event. He came to the podium after a stirring solo medley (1:51) of “Down at the Cross” and “There’s Something About that Name”:
Down at the cross where my Savior died,
Down where for cleansing from sin I cried,
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to his name!
Robinson started by telling his salvation story. The ninth of ten children, he lived a tumultuous childhood with an abusive, alcoholic father and spent time in foster care. In college a friend, Wayne Campbell, invited him to come hear a preacher. There, he met the Lord.
Robinson said he was “hardheaded” and took “the Jonah route” – running from God and making a lot of mistakes. Campbell challenged him to do better. Robinson emphasized that the most important thing in life isn’t political or financial concerns, but spiritual – “where you’ll spend all eternity.”
Campbell also challenged him culturally and politically. When Robinson accused Rush Limbaugh of being “a racist,” Campbell asked, “Do you know him? … Have you ever read any of his books? … Do you listen to him on the radio?”
Robinson bought Limbaugh’s book, The Way Things Ought to Be. He also picked up a yellow highlighter, intending to mark all the author’s racist comments. To his astonishment, he found that his beliefs matched Limbaugh’s – a cultural and political awakening that followed his spiritual awakening.
In his list of “things that I’m not supposed to say … but I’m going to say anyway,” he spoke about abortion, saying,” That baby in your womb ain’t no clump of cells. And if you kill that child you’re guilty of murder.”
Robinson has acknowledged his own sin in paying for an abortion for his wife, Yolanda, before they were married. In a Facebook comment he said, “I’m not saying abortion is wrong cause I said so it’s wrong cause God says so. It’s wrong when others do it and it was wrong when I paid for it to be done to my unborn child in 1989.”
In addition to gender ideology and abortion, he spoke about the war on police, the systemic violence in black neighborhoods, his support for gun ownership and his opposition to defunding the police.
The preaching politician said that when we stand before God, there won’t be “a political consultant telling you what to say.” He said we won’t get to point to critical race theory or black lives matter and say, “I was a victim.”
All of us will be called, instead, to explain “what you did for your neighbors, and your family,” as well as what we did in God’s name.
Robinson said the church needs to speak truthfully and +boldly on these issues “as lions and lionesses.” He concluded by saying his greatest mission is not political – it’s to lead people to Jesus Christ.
Upper Room Pastor Patrick Wooden, Sr. followed up the sermon by saying he asked Robinson to speak, not as a politician, but “as a man of God” who spoke with “power, authority and without apology.”
He said, “There’s nothing he said that conflicts with the Bible and “the doctrine of our church.” Wooden then spoke of God’s love and freedom, and he invited people to come forward for salvation.
Related articles and resources:
Watch Robinson’s sermon, beginning at 1:56: NC 3rd 2021 Convocation Evening 1
Focus on the Family: Transgender Resources
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