Colorado just elected a former Navy pastor who tried to exorcise President Obama of demons and believes gay people are soul stealers. And that's just for starters.
Voters have cast their ballots and in perhaps the most stunning race in the nation, Colorado has elected Tea Party Republican Pastor Gordon Klingenschmitt to represent them in the State House. And this wasn't even a close race. "Dr. Chaps," as he likes to be called, who, as ordained Pentecostal Minister runs the Pray In Jesus Name Project, won with a reported 70 percent of the vote.
Representative-elect Klingenschmitt says that while a Navy pastor (he "left" the military under dubious circumstances) he "exorcised" the "sin" of homosexuality from many gay and lesbian service members.
But military members weren't his only subjects.
Klingenschmitt says gay people "want your soul."
"They won't be satisfied with your money. They don't really want the t-shirts. They want your soul. They want you to disobey God so that you go to Hell with them. It's not enough that they go to Hell for disobeying God, they want you to disobey God so that we all go to Hell. That's the Devil's goal in the end."
"What is the most cruel thing you can do to a child? After physical or sexual abuse, the most cruel thing you can do to a child is take away their mother. That's how homosexual 'marriage' causes child abuse, by taking away the child's mother (or father) and telling the child 'your need for a mother is less than our right for homosexual pleasure.'"
In 2012, Klingenschmitt said President Obama was working on creating “homosexual bonus pay” for LGBT service members in same-sex relationships, and gay people were “stealing” kids and wanted to “recruit children into homosexuality.”
Over the summer, Dr. Chaps sent supporters an email claiming gay Democratic U.S. Congressman Jared Polis will "join ISIS in beheading Christians, but not just in Syria, right here in America." He was forced to respond to attacks from his own party, so he stated “some Democrats do not have a sense of humor” and don't understand "hyperbole."
And last year, Klingenschmitt claimed that neither two men nor “three women and a dog” are going to “mate” and have a child — and that’s why gays have to “recruit the children of heterosexuals,” to “propagate the gay species.”
Right Wing Watch has a lengthy profile of Dr. Chaps, should you care to learn more.
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