While it is generally assumed Attorney General Greg Abbott will face off against Wendy Davis for Texas governor next year, there are other candidates running in the Republican primary. One of them, Larry Kilgore, wants to secede from Texas, form a country based on biblical law, and execute homosexuals. To achieve that goal, he is now courting the gay vote.
Does anyone else see a problem with that strategy?
Larry Kilgore is a single issue candidate. He wants Texas to secede. He wants it so badly, he has legally changed his middle name to ‘Secede’ to help voters identify him. Kilgore is challenging Greg Abbott for the Republican nomination for Texas governor, and the chance to run against War On Women hero, Wendy Davis.
Once elected, and Texas has formed its own Christian country, Kilgore thinks gays should be executed.
“I would very much approve of a biblical law that prevented homosexual behavior in the new nation.” Kilgore told Lone Star Q. “According to the Bible, it should be execution, if anyone participates in that activity.”
Lest you feel singled out, Kilgore would also execute adulterers and women who have abortions, who he refers to as “baby killers”. But there is good news, the plank that called for the beating of transvestites has been removed from his platform to facilitate his outreach to the LGBT community.
“I am a Christian, and I have lots of Christian beliefs. However, I am trying to build a coalition of all different types of people. I look at the lesbians and the homosexual folks and I say, hey, DC is stealing my money just like they’re stealing your money.”
Kilgore says once he is elected and Texas secedes, the new country could be broken up into sections. Some sections can allow gays. Some sections can kill them. To him, that’s freedom. And he thinks the decision in Lawrence V Texas which struck down the state’s sodomy law, took away Texas’ freedom.
“Due to that ruling, Texas does not have that freedom anymore, so it would be silly for me under the current government system to try to come up with any laws against homosexuality behavior, because Texas is not free to do that at this moment in time.”
He’s just another right-wing nut right? The problem is he’s a nut who came in second to Rick Perry in the last GOP gubernatorial primary. But the LGBT vote? He can’t really be serious, can he?
“The only position I have is secession.” After we get our freedom, then we can decide all that stuff — hopefully at a county level. Right now, lesbians and homosexuals and Christians may have differences with each other, but we’ve got a bigger enemy.”
Come on Wendy Davis!
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