Texas gubernatorial candidate Larry
Secede Kilgore believes gays should be put to death but hopes they'll
help Texas secede.
Kilgore, a telecommunications
contractor who in 2012 changed his name to Secede in capital letters,
is a perennial GOP gubernatorial candidate in Texas.
“The only position I have is
secession,” Kilgore told Lone
Star Q last week. “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, D.C. is stealing my money just like they're
stealing your money.' 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.”
But when pressed on his stance on LGBT
rights, Kilgore stated that homosexuality is wrong “according to
God's word” and that gays should be punished.
“According to the Bible, [the
punishment] should be execution, if anyone participates in that
activity,” he said.
However, Kilgore insisted that he would
“support” a gay candidate “that was a secessionist.”