GOP lawmaker who said gays are molesters promoted convicted child rapist on his TV show
Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt (R) is perhaps best known lately for condemning the Boy Scout’s decision to allow for gay men to be scouting leaders, claiming it would lead to child molestation.
Despite his bogus statement that there is a causal link between being LGBT and child molestation, Klingenschmitt welcomed on his show last month GOP activist Dwight David Dorty. Dorty has twice been convicted of sexually assaulting children, according to the Gazette.
Last Monday, during a broadcast of his on-air address, Pray in Jesus Name News, Klingenschmitt said, “If your boy is in one of those organizations, you need to get them out of there. Because what they’re going to do is promote homosexual men to mentoring and camping with your boys in the woods, and it will lead to child abuse.”
On Monday, Klingenschmitt told the Gazette he didn’t know Dorty had a history of child abuse. According to the Department of Justice’ national sex offender database, Dorty is a “multiple offender” who was convicted in 1995 of a felony count of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.
“Last month we met Mr. Dorty for the first time at the Western Conservative Summit and interviewed him on our show, but of course he did not tell us about his past,” Klingenschmitt wrote to the Gazette in response.
During his broadcast last week, Klingenschmitt pointed to a verse from the book of Matthew that according to some translations says, “Whoever causes one of these to little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
Klingenschmitt said, “If you are going to cause a child to sin, it would be better if you just had a millstone hung around your neck and you were drowned in the depths of the sea.”
Dorty was convicted of sexual assault on a child in 1986 and 1995, according to the Gazette.
Watch Klingenschmitt condemn gay Boy Scout leaders in a clip via Right Wing Watch here: