A Breitbart Texas article describing CD-19 congressional candidate retired Col. Michael Bob Starr’s LGBT activism prompted the candidate to fire back Monday wrapping himself in the flag and calling his detractors “cowards.”
The article includes a picture of then Col. Starr triumphantly crossing the finish line in the Dyess Air Force Base “Gay Fun Run” wearing a gay pride T-shirt. The event was a part of the Dyess observation of LGBT Pride Month according to the caption on the Dyess AFB photo. The Breitbart headline described Starr as a gay rights activist.
A statement from Senior Airman James Rogers to the Abilene Reporter News confirms that Starr was indeed very supportive. “We’re the first LGBT support group on Dyess,” Rogers said. “The atmosphere of acceptance, from Col. (Michael Bob) Starr to the new Airmen Basics has been great. They’ve put an emphasis on changing. You can see with us out here, we’re here because we have the support to be out here” (Abilene Reporter News, May 3, 2015).
It appears from photos that Starr has shown his support in two such “Fun Runs.”
Who is the real Bob Starr?
The LGBT agenda is well known to be a left leaning political agenda that seeks, among other things, to force businesses to participate in activities the owners may find objectionable on religious grounds.
Now all of that is fine, if that is who Michael Bob Starr is, an active supporter of the LGBT agenda.
The question seems to be, “who is the real Michael Bob Starr?”
In a January Faith & Family Forum at Rock City Church, Michael Bob Starr was as militantly anti-gay as any Republican candidate on the dais.
In Monday’s news conference the Michael Bob Starr we saw was a sniveling whiner who called those who told the truth about his actions “cowards” who were conducting a “coordinated, well-financed attack.”
The Michael Bob Starr we saw was a sniveling whiner.
Starr demanded his opponents not make Dyess Air Force Base part of their attack strategy.
But wait, aren’t those military aircraft in the background of Michael Bob Starr’s commercials? Or was that a Greyhound bus? Doesn’t he use “U.S. Air Force” liberally in his material? If Michael Bob Starr can use his command of Dyess AFB as a qualification isn’t it fair for someone else to criticize his actions while serving as base commander?
And while he denied supporting the LGBT agenda, Michael Bob Starr also stated plainly about his actions, “I don’t regret any of this.”
Starr never identified who was behind the “coordinated, well-financed attack.” Jason Corley, the only candidate who has raised this issue, is hardly “well-financed.” Corley is also the only candidate to have not raised and spent enough money to require him to file a campaign finance report. And Breitbart Managing Editor Brandon Darby says he only found out about the issue when the Starr campaign called him trying to do damage control. Darby is an outstanding reporter and editor but it doesn’t require a Bob Woodward to Google “Michael Bob Starr LGBT” once you get that call.
Starr: “I don’t regret any of this.”
Through all the invectives, hurt feelings and whining Starr never denied any allegation contained in the Breitbart article except to say that running in a gay pride race and wearing the gay pride T-shirt did not imply that he supported the gay pride agenda, only the troops.
Been there, done that and got the T-shirt but I really didn’t mean it.