Over the weekend, your lieutenant governor gave an intemperate rant, in which he called for America to become a Christian theocracy, and told those who disagree to leave the country. North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson even offered to pay for you and other non-Christians to leave the country: “As for this not being a Christian nation, yes, it is! If you don’t like it, I’ll buy your plane, train or automobile ticket right up out of here. . . . This will always be a Christian nation. It was established by Him.”
Robinson also blamed school shootings on the decline of religion, advocated for forcing religion into our public schools, and threw in some transphobic bigotry for good measure.
FFRF has sent Robinson a letter enlightening him about our secular Constitution and calling for his resignation. We now urge you, as a secular and non-Christian North Carolinian, to contact Robinson today and demand his apology and resignation.
Robinson is manifestly unfit to serve as a government official. Please take a moment to use our automated system to call and email Robinson and tell him what you think about his Christian nationalist statements. You can use our suggested talking points, or, for best results, edit the talking points or write your own personal message.
For more details on Robinson’s remarks and FFRF’s rebuttal, read our letter here.
Lt. Gov. Robinson, as a nonreligious, non-Christian North Carolinian, I am deeply shocked and offended by your call for me to leave the country simply because I am not a Christian and do not want to live in a Christian theocracy. The United States is not a Christian nation, we are a secular country where citizens may choose any religion or none at all. Your rant was ignorant, unpatriotic and un-American.
Government officials who lack even the most basic understanding of our secular constitution are unfit to serve. You should resign.