Ex-Navy pastor turned demon-obsessed conservative scold Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt has won the Republican primary to represent Colorado’s House District 15 in the state House of Representatives.
Right Wing Watch reported that Klingenschmitt beat his opponent Dave Williams by 344 votes, enough to put him in the running for the state House seat vacated by state Rep. Mark Waller (R-Colorado Springs), who ran for state attorney general.
Klingenschmitt also said that gay soldiers are unfit for combat because they are constantly “taking breaks on the combat field to change diapers all because their treacherous sin causes them to lose control of their bowels.”
The former Navy pastor was booted from the armed services for disobeying a standing prohibition against military personnel wearing their uniforms to partisan political events. In 2006, Klingenschmitt wore his uniform to a protest at the White House at which he complained about the Navy’s policy against denomination-specific prayers in public areas.
A March 22, 2006 e-mail from Vice Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., the Navy’s head of personnel, to Adm. Michael G. Mullen — then chief of naval operations — recommended that Klingenschmitt be “involuntarily released” from the Navy “due to a lack of career potential.”
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