A couple of weeks ago, (5/4/15) the Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to New Jersey’s law, banning conversion therapy. This, of course, sent the Religious Wrong into a tizzy. (Doesn’t everything?) Leading the Colorado contingent of crazies, is Colorado state Rep. Gordon James Klingenschmitt. (A Republican. But, you’ve probably already figured that out.)
You may remember Klingenschmitt from the time he was kicked out of the military for refusing to obey orders. He was serving in the navy as a chaplain and claims that he was booted out for praying in Jesus name. Like a lot of things this man claims, that’s a lie. He was court-martialed for wearing military garb at a political event, in violation of military regulations. There were other charges as well, but not one of them had anything to do with using J.C.’s name in a prayer.
Never one to let facts get in the way, he’s built a post-military career on being persecuted by military heathens. In fact, his website is entitled “Pray in Jesus Name” He also hosts a TV program “PIJN”. Both espouse his wing-nut religious views.
In 2014, he was elected to represent Colorado’s 15th District
It was on his PIJN TV program that he came out with his latest of a long line (see below) of weirdness. In response to the Supreme Court turning down the suit against banning conversion therapy,
Among his greatest mouth farts are:
Check out the vid at the bottom. The conversion therapy nonsense begins around 10:30 into the program.