Charlotte Mayor, the Open Tranny-Bathrooms Radical, Loses Her Primary

(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Democratic voters in Charlotte, NC rejected the city’s far-left mayor in a primary on Tuesday.

Charlotte Mayor, the Open Tranny-Bathrooms Radical, Loses Her Primary

Jennifer Roberts/IMAGE: UNC-TV via YouTube

Mayor Jennifer Roberts tenure focused on divisive ideological issues, such as the state’s bathroom bill. In 2016, the Charlotte City Council passed an ordinance allowing people to use public rest rooms of the gender they “identify with,” and forced private businesses to adopt those policies also. North Carolina’s legislature passed House Bill 2 in March 2016, which nullified local government ordinances affecting bathroom use policy.

Roberts said Charlotte should not compromise on LGBTQ equality—meaning transgender individuals should be able to use any bathroom without restriction.

“When people talk about compromising on equality, I think how? Do you make them half equal? It doesn’t work with math, and it doesn’t work with people. Equality is equality,” she said at the time.

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Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League of North Carolina, said Roberts lost due to her extremist stance on LGBTQ issues.

“Faithful Citizen Christians in Charlotte should now zealously endeavor to elect someone who will work for the restoration of moral restraint – preferably someone who takes the Bible seriously – someone who at the least rejects a politically correct culture where men use women’s restrooms, locker rooms, and showers,” he said.

Roberts also appealed to the city’s immigrants by running Spanish speaking ads, but it wasn’t enough.

Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles defeated Roberts by more than ten percentage points. Lyles took 46 percent of the vote, winning precincts resoundingly across the city, compared to Roberts 36 percent.

But Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of NC Values Coalition, said this Democratic primary election doesn’t represent a change in direction.

“When looking at the voting records and advocacy for extreme LGBT issues of Roberts and Lyles, there is little difference other than style. If voters desire change, they will have a clear option in (the general election in) November,” she said.

Fitzgerald suggested Roberts lost because of her support for the agenda of radical LGBT advocacy groups.

“Her loss in the city’s primary election to Mayor Pro-Tem Vi Lyles indicates that voters have grown tired of Roberts’ championing of national issues that are divisive and her carrying the water for the Human Rights Campaign,” she said.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Roberts used Donald Trump’s name to help fundraise, whereas Lyles kept the race local and did not mention national politics.

Lyles will face Republican council member Kenny Smith in the November general election. Charlotte has not elected a Republican Mayor since Pat McCrory, who served from 1995 to 2009. McCrory was ousted after a single term as North Carolina’s governor last year.

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Smith planned for an easier general election against the unpopular Roberts, but the city’s Democrats believe Lyles will be more difficult to defeat. Smith said he does not see a different between the two Democrats, according to the Charlotte Observer.

“She has voted with Jennifer nearly 100 percent of the time,” he said. “If you want to move away from the direction that Jennifer Roberts has led us, vote for me. If you want to bring balance back to the city, we are your candidate.”

Smith voted against all city ordinances regarding bathroom use. He has also emphasized the community’s relationship with police officers, saying the city should “stand with” the police chief but ensure accountability and transparency, according to the Charlotte Observer.