Ex-Navy chaplain tells transgender girl: ‘Man up’ or get a ‘spanking’ and an exorcism

By David Edwards
Thursday, May 15, 2014 14:32 EDT
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Dr. “Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt
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A Navy chaplain who turned to Internet evangelism after being court martialed said this week that a transgender girl should “man up” or face a spanking and an exorcism to rid her body of demons.

On the Wednesday broadcast of his Pray in Jesus Name show, Dr. “Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt expressed his outraged at a recent Maine Supreme Court ruling that said a transgender girl should be able to use the school bathroom that corresponded to her gender.

“Little girls should not be exposed to little boy parts!” Klingenschmitt explained. “Talk about mental health problems. The mental health problem is in the child who’s confused.”

The Pray in Jesus Name host argued that since the transgender girl had an identical twin brother, that she couldn’t possibly identify with another gender.

“So for one of them to suddenly start dressing like a girl, it’s not just a choice, but it’s a demonic spirit,” he opined. “It’s easy to say that one of those two boys is possessed by a demon.”

“And really what the parents ought to do is take that boy to an exorcist, take that boy to a minister. Or at least, discipline the boy. Maybe give him a spanking.”

Klingenschmitt said that the parents should also dress the girl like a boy, and tell her, “Too bad, son, you’re a boy, you gotta man up.”

In closing, he prayed that the “demonic spirit” to be defeated so that the Maine Supreme Court justices and all of society could see that the transgender girl was an “abomination.”

Watch the video below from Pray in Jesus Name, broadcast May 14, 2014.

(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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