Christian host: Baking cakes for same-sex weddings is ‘the ultimate hate speech’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 14:39 EDT
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Dr. “Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt
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A conservative Christian talk show host said on Tuesday that the “ultimate hate speech” would be to treat gay couples equally because it effectively endorses homosexuality, and “trips them into Hell.”

Dr. “Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt, a disgraced former Navy chaplain, explained that people were being influence by a “four-dimensional” demonic and spiritual realm.

And he said that it was a “demonic spirit” that was controlling the lawmakers who back LGBT rights.

Klingenschmitt went on to praise Colorado Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips for refusing to bake cakes for same-sex couples even after the state’s Civil Rights Commission found that he had discriminated against two gay men.

“He is listening to the voice of God who is saying, ‘Do not bow your knee to a false god,’” the host said. “Don’t endorse their sin. Because, ultimately, that is harmful to them. Right? And Jack Phillips, because he’s a man of love, because he’s a man of peace, he wants to show compassion. Even to the sinner.”

“And by endorsing their sin, he would not be showing compassion to them. He would be showing cruelty,” Klingenschmitt argued. “So, the ultimate hate speech is to endorse homosexuality. Because you give them the impression that it’s OK.”

“And that deceives them, and ultimately trips them into hell.”

Watch the video below from Pray in Jesus Name, broadcast June 10, 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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