After news broke about the U.S. Air Force sending out a memo celebrating Pride, Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas, will be hosting a “Unit Fun Run” in support of the LGBT political agenda. Camp Mabry is the headquarters for the Texas Military Department, including the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, and Texas State Guard.

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) recently blasted the Air Force for encouraging installation commanders to plan and conduct activities to celebrate “Pride Month” after his office obtained a flyer from a Georgia Air Force base promoting events like “Pride Night Game Night.”

Roy later requested the Department of Defense to keep records of taxpayer money used on Pride Month events.

In the letter to the DoD Roy says the American people deserve to know what and how much is being spent on these type of events at their expense.

“As our nation faces threats around the globe, the DoD should be solely focused on mission-critical activities that advance military readiness and lethality to deter and, if necessary, to defeat our adversaries,”the letter says. “Expending vital resources on this type of political maneuvering, most apparent during the month of June, is inconsistent with the national security interests of the United States and is an inexcusable use of taxpayer dollars.”

Camp Mabry is honoring an organization called Out Youth with a “Unit Fun Run” on June 28.

Out Youth is an organization that serves the “LGBTQ youth” in North Texas and aims to provide a “safe space” for gender-confused children. The group also “hosts a variety of programs and services for youth and provides training and resources for parents, teachers, and community members.”

Camp Mabry officials sent the advertisement through official channels using government resources. 

According to the flyer, donations between $10 and $19 will earn a “Pride inspired” patch, while donations of $20 or more will receive a “Pride inspired” shirt. 

Brady Gray, a board member for Texas Family Project, told Texas Scorecard that Gov. Greg Abbott should put a stop to it immediately. 

The Texas Family Project has consistently fought to stop the grooming of Texas children. It is especially appalling that our tax dollars are going to support this activity. Out Youth advertises itself as an organization that offers resources for “youth of all sexual orientation” and begins grooming as young as 5. This is purely evil and has no place in our society. As the commander-in-chief of the military forces of Texas, Governor Abbott should immediately put a stop to these sorts of events.

Concerned citizens can contact the governor using Texas Scorecard’s Elected Officials Directory

Gov. Greg Abbott serves as the commander-in-chief of the Texas Military Department. His office has not responded to a request for comment.

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.