Mark Robinson to host fundraiser at church with past accusations of slave labor and child abuse

Mark Robinson to host fundraiser at church with past accusations of slave labor and child abuse


North Carolina Lt. Gov Mark Robinson, the Republican candidate for governor in the state, is hosting a fundraiser Tuesday with a religious group with a controversial past.

Word of Faith Fellowship, the group backing the fundraiser, has given Robinson thousands of dollars in campaign donations. Robinson has made speaking at churches a large part of his campaign as he wishes to highlight his conservative Christian values.

The church, however, has been publicly accused of having a cultlike control over its followers as well as engaging in criminal behavior such as slave labor, financial fraud, and the sexual and physical abuse of children, according to WRAL. Some of those accusations have ended in the criminal conviction of church leaders.

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Robinson’s campaign did not respond to the

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