Mark Robinson, who became famous for an impassioned speech in favor of the Second Amendment in Greensboro, North Carolina, won the Republican party primary in North Carolina’s lieutenant governor’s race on March 3, 2020.
Robinson is seeking higher office for the first time in his career. He shocked the pundits by winning the primary without a runoff. He also spent less than other rival candidates. One challenger was a state senator who dropped half a million dollars into his own campaign effort. Other challengers had statewide platforms or more political experience than Robinson.
Robinson defeated state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson and former Congresswoman Renee Ellmers.
“We’re not pretentious,” Robinson said late Tuesday. “I’m not spreading a political message. I’m spreading a message of strong conservatism.”
Robinson is a black male, who believes there is a false narrative being spread about racism in the Republican Party.
“We’ve allowed other people to dictate the narrative and tell the story,” he stated. “I’ve not seen any racism in the Republican Party the whole time I’ve been in it.”
Robinson caused a stir about two years ago with a speech in front of the Greensboro City Council, which was floating the idea of canceling a gun show in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida massacre.
He vowed to “raise hell just like these loonies from the left do until you listen to the majority of the people in this city.”
“And I am the majority,” he declared, describing himself as a law-abiding gun owner.
Robinson raised about $90,000 for his campaign during the last six months of 2019, according to campaign finance reports.
Candidates like Robinson are needed in the perpetual fight to preserve the right to bear arms.
Gun owners should be rooting for Robinson’s victory in the General Election.
Southern Baptist Convention Reverses Course on Name Change After BLP Reporting
They say they’re not changing their name.
The Southern Baptist Convention has sought to dispel reporting from Big League Politics on the organization’s planned name change, arguing that the institution isn’t formally changing its name.
To correct multiple inaccurate reports, “We Are Great Commission Baptists” is the 2021 Annual Meeting THEME.
The GCB descriptor was approved in 2012 for churches to use if it would be helpful in their local context.
The Southern Baptist Convention remains our official name.
— SBC Executive Committee (@SBCExecComm) September 17, 2020
But a close look at the American Christian church’s plans relating to its name reveal that it’s played with the idea far more seriously than they’re making it seem.
Reports of a name change first emerged in a Washington Post article published on Tuesday. SBC President JD Greear told the Post that “hundreds of churches” affiliated with the denomination had “committed” to using the phrase “Great Commission Baptist” as an alternative to the denomination’s longtime moniker. The change would come as Greear touts his support of the Black Lives Matter, although he’s been careful in pointing out he doesn’t support any formal organization related to the movement. Greear also is renaming the church he personally pastors with the term.
The SBC’s 2021 convention will also organize under the motto of “We Are Great Commission Baptists.” Sounds a lot like a name change, even if the SBC’s leadership is steadfastly maintaining it isn’t.
The name ‘Great Commission Baptist’ is theologically sound in the Christian religion, but it’s somewhat questionable that the organization’s leader appears to be emphasizing it at a moment in which political correctness is making its entryism into many Christian churches and organizations.
It seems as if the organization’s figurehead is keen to present himself as a liberal-style suburban Evangelical to the Washington Post, but he changed his tune quite quickly when the rank and file membership of Southern Baptist churches learned that he was promoting the idea of a name change.
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