Former Navy chaplain: Obamacare ‘killed this poor lady’ because it ’causes cancer’

By David Edwards
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 14:53 EDT
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Former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt (YouTube)
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A disgraced former Navy chaplain said on Wednesday that he opposed President Barack Obama’s health care reform law because it actually “causes cancer.”

“Here’s my thesis: Obamacare causes cancer,” Chaplain Gordon James “Chaps” Klingenschmitt told the viewers of his Pray in Jesus Name Internet show. “Whenever you remove Obamacare and health insurance from 4.9 million Americans, it causes cancer because those people, since they can’t afford their premiums, they drop their insurance, they can no longer get cancer treatments!”

Klingenschmitt said that he had gotten a letter from a woman who asked him to visit her friend, who was dying in the hospital of cancer. The friend had waited too long to get treatment because she had dropped her insurance and now could not get insured.

“She makes the illogical leap, that’s why we need more Obamacare,” the TV chaplain opined. “No, Obamacare is actually the one that killed this poor lady with cancer.”

Watch the video below from Pray in Jesus Name, broadcast Sept. 18, 2013.

(h/t: Right Wing Watch)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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