By Elaine Magliaro
Last November, I wrote a post about Gordon Klingenschmitt, a far-right Christian zealot and anti-gay televangelist also known as “Dr. Chaps,” who had been “swept into office” in Colorado with just under 70% of the vote. Klingenschmitt, a former Navy chaplain who now represents the state’s 15th House district, supposedly performed an on-air exorcism of President Obama.
Well, the wacko televangelist made the news again recently after he claimed that the gruesome attack on a pregnant Colorado woman named Michele Wilkins may have been God’s punishment for our legal abortion laws. Wilkins, who was seven-months pregnant, had been “lured to the home of a Longmont woman advertising baby clothes for sale on Craigslist.”
Instead of selling baby clothes to Wilkins, “police said 34-year-old Dynel Lane stabbed the 26-year-old pregnant woman and ‘removed’ the fetus from her body. Lane then went to a hospital, where she claimed she had had miscarriage.
The episode began when police responded to a report of a stabbing at a home in the town of Longmont, 30 miles (48 km) north of Denver, Police Commander Jeff Satur said in a statement.
When officers arrived at the house, they heard a woman crying for help and found her beaten and stabbed in the stomach.
Wilkins underwent surgery at a local hospital and is expected to recover. According to police, Lane showed up at the hospital some time later “with the dead baby claiming she had suffered a miscarriage and when police made the connection, they took her into custody.”
Right Wing Watch (RWW) reported that Klingenschmitt attributed the attack on Wilkins “to God’s curse upon America for the sin of legal abortion.”
On his “Pray In Jesus Name” program today, Klingenschmitt discussed the story and tied it to a passage from Hosea in which God curses the people of Samaria for their rebellion by declaring that “their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open.”
“I wonder if there is prophetic significance to America today in that scripture,” he said. “This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb and part of that curse for our rebellion against God as a nation is that our pregnant women are ripped open”
RWW News: Klingenschmitt Says Brutal Attack Upon Pregnant Woman Is ‘The Curse Of God Upon America’
NOTE: Klingenschmitt is near the top of my “Batshit Crazy Politicians” list.
The Sixteenth Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series: Anti-Gay Televangelist Who Once Performed an On-air Exorcism of President Obama Elected to Colorado House of Representatives (Flowers for Socrates)