- Larry Kilgore
Larry Scott Kilgore (born 1964) is a
Christianactivist and frequent Republican candidate for public office.
Kilgore was born in Amarillo,
Texas. His parents taught him their belief in the importance of reading the Bibleand prayer; he tributes his grandmother for his memorization of Scripture.
He served in the
United States Air Forcefrom 1984 until 1988. He and his wife Valerie have three children: Renee, Scott, and Sam. The Kilgore children are home schooled and often accompany their father as he travels campaigning and speaking at political events.
He has been described as a Biblical Christian because of his expressed belief in biblical law as the foundation for all law.
Kilgore is an advocate for the
secessionof Texasfrom the United States. [ [http://www.texassecession.com Texas Secession ] ] He believes that Texas needs to become a free Christian nation where all public policy is biblically based. He is also a signatory of the Chattanooga Declarationwhich was passed at the Second Secessionist Convention on October 4, 2007.
Kilgore is most noted for his candidacy for
governorof Texas in the 2006 Republican primary against Rick Perry, in which he received 7.64 percent (50,119) of votes cast [http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe] and as a 2008 Republican primary candidate for the United States Senatewhere, in opposing incumbent John Cornyn, he received 225,897 votes (18.51 percent). Cornyn won renomination with 994,222 votes (81.48 percent) and now faces the Democrat Rick Noriegaof Houston in the November general election. [ [http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/mar04_135_state.htm?x=0&y=384&id=581 2008 Republican Party Primary Election - RESULTS ] ]
Kilgore believes that life begins at fertilization and that
abortionis murder. He is calling for this amendment to the Texas Constitution:
“No human being from the moment of fertilization until natural death shall be deprived of life, liberty, property, privileges or immunities, or in any manner disfranchised, except by the due course of the law of the land.”
Political issues he has listed on his campaign website include: [http://www.larrykilgore.com/Issues.htm]
* You shall not murder.
* You shall not commit adultery.
* You shall not steal.
* You shall not bear false witness.
* Eliminate Texas budget for prisons.
* Eliminate Texas budget for health & human services.
* Eliminate Texas budget for government indoctrination of children.
* Texas should become independent then stop paying US taxes.
* Texas should secede because the US has sealed its doom.
* Immediate return of Texas National Guard troops from US conscription.
Candidacies prior to 2006
* Colorado Republican Primary HD40 1994
* Colorado Republican Primary HD40 1996
* Colorado Constitution Party General Election HD40 1998
* Texas Republican Primary HD93 2004
Larry Kilgore is active in the pro-life movement and a participant at the annual national
Operation Save Americaevents.
Several national pro-life leaders have endorsed his candidacy. They include
Bob Enyart, Flip Benhamdirector of Operation Rescue/ Operation Save America, Patricia McEwen of Life Coalition International, Coach Dave Daubenmire of Minutemen United, Cal Zastrow of Michigan Citizens for Life, Michael Marcavage of Repent America, Alan Keyes, State Representative Rick Joreof Montana and pro-life lobbyist Steve Lefemine of South Carolina are among those listed as endorsing Larry Kilgore for public office. [http://www.larrykilgore.com/Endorsements.htm]
* [http://www.larrykilgore.com/ Larry Kilgore for Texas]
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