By Elaine Magliaro
Far-right Christian zealot Gordon Klingenschmitt, also known as “Dr. Chaps,” is a televangelist who was recently “swept into office” in Colorado with just under 70% of the vote. He will represent the state’s 15th House district. TPM reported that Klingenschmitt, a former Navy chaplain, “doesn’t understand why his election caused such a stir…” He thinks “it all must be because of a ‘backlash’ against Jesus.” The stir wasn’t a backlash against Jesus. It happened because the man is nuts and would give Louie Gohmert a run for his money in a “Who’s the Craziest Right-Wing Politician in the USA” competition.
After his election, Klingenschmitt spoke on Bible News Radio. He was quoted as saying, “Why would people hate a chaplain? I’m just a guy who believes the Bible. I love Jesus. I love people. I’m a man of faith and compassion.”
Why do some people have negative feelings about Klingenschmitt? Let’s see…where to start? How about with some of the anti-gay things that he’s said. He believes that gays have something “unhuman” and demonic inside them. He believes that gay soldiers wear diapers. He thinks they look at their adopted children with “lust.”
Right Wing Watch (RWW) has been keeping tabs on “Dr. Chaps.”
Right Wing Watch:
Klingenschmitt is a viciously anti-gay theocrat who believes that gay people “want your soul” and may sexually abuse their own children, which is why he says they should face government discrimination since only people who are going to heaven are entitled to equal treatment by the government…
Gays, he says, have something inhuman and demonic inside of them, which is why he declares that teaching kids about gay marriage is mental rape and advocates for Christians to print anti-gay Bible verses on the backs of gay wedding photos.
RWW News: Klingenschmitt Says Photo Of Gay Couple With A Baby “Looks To Me A Little Bit Like Lust”
Klingenschmitt has declared that the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy should never have been repealed since gay soldiers cannot serve effectively in combat because they are constantly “taking breaks on the combat field to change diapers all because their treacherous sin causes them to lose control of their bowels.” He also proclaims that those who are not welcome in the church should not be entitled to use public restrooms…
RWW News: Gay Soldiers Have To Take Breaks In The Middle Of Combat To Change Their Diapers
Mark Joseph Stern (Slate) said Klingenschmitt wrote a book—”which posits that President Barack Obama is possessed by ‘demonic spirits’ of ‘death,’ ‘paganism,’ and ‘homosexual lust…” He once conducted an “on-air exorcism of the president.”
RWW News: Klingenschmitt Warns A Demonic Spirit of Tyranny Is Using Obama To Oppress Us
Click here to read Right Wing Watch’s Meet ‘Dr. Chaps’ Gordon Klingenschmitt: Colorado’s New Anti-Gay, Demon Hunting State Legislator.
I rest my case. I think Klingenschmitt is nuts! What do you think?