Republican candidate for Texas governor would ‘gladly’ kill gay people

A Republican candidate for Texas governor would ‘gladly’ kill gay people, if he had his way.

Larry ‘Secede’ Kilgore wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post on 22 December: ‘I’d gladly execute a convicted adulterer, sodomite or bestialiter.

He added: ‘Biblical law is a blessin’.’

Kilgore wants to become the governor of Texas, and has done for several years now.

If successful, he then wants Texas to secede from the United States. He also wants to introduce biblically-based laws, including the death penalty for homosexuality.

He’s so passionate about seceding, he changed his middle name from Scott to ‘Secede’ in 2012.

In an interview with Lone Star Q in 2013, he said: ‘I am a Christian, and I have lots of Christian beliefs.

He has never won a Republican primary vote. Kilgore came second in 2006 with 50,119 votes (7.64%) and in the US Senate primary, came second with 225,897 votes (18.51%).

‘It should be execution’

He continued on a bizarre rant: ‘I would very much approve of a biblical law that prevented homosexual behavior in the new nation.

‘According to the Bible, it should be execution, if anyone participates in that activity,’ he said.

In 2007 in the lead up to a bid for the US Senate, Kilgore told the Houston Chronicle that he supported the death penalty for adultery with a married woman and flogging for people who used profanity in public – while ‘transvestites’ should be flogged even more severely.

After an unsuccessful bid for governor, he tried to change his policies to appeal to LGBTI people. He was willing to compromise to ensure his ultimate goal of Texas breaking from the US, but was again unsuccessful.

He’s since told the Star-Telegram: ‘I tried to build a coalition of libertarians and Democrats for secession.

‘Well, that failed miserably. So this time, I’m just sticking with my roots,’ he said.

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