You may not know or remember the earlier exploits of Lt. Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt (USN-Ret.), the new state representative for evangelical wackadoo-heavy Colorado Springs. But let us remind you, because he's probably the most insane of nutso politicians elected last night.
On a night when the id of Inner America came as close as it ever will to realizing its nastiest anti-Kenyan-socialism snuff-porn fantasies, Klingenschmitt's ascension to elected office—with nearly 70 percent of the vote—was such a sudden and smooth climax that most election observers missed it.
Klingenschmitt earned minor fame in military circles a few years ago for pushing back hard against a proposed Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal. As a radically conservative Christian Navy chaplain, he argued that being civil to gays was a violation of his First Amendment rights. The Navy disagreed and drummed him out in 2006 after he started attending political protests in uniform against military regs. But he became a star of the right-wing religious media crowd—and his facile argument became a mainstream conservative talking point.
He also started a YouTube religious series (see one installment above) that's more about satanic socialist Obummerism than it is about the saving grace of Christ's sacrifice. Here's a summary from Right Wing Watch's endless file on Klingenschmitt:
[He] brags of having once tried to rid of woman of the " foul spirit of lesbianism" through an exorcism and... openly proclaims that "American law needs to reflect God's law" and that our foreign policy must be based on the Bible...
Klingenschmitt, who wrote a book about how President Obama is possessed by demons and once performed an exorcism of Obama, ran an utterly embarrassing campaign yet nonetheless managed to defeat his Democratic opponent by nearly 40 points...
Klingenschmitt is a viciously anti-gay theocrat who believes that gay people " want your soul" and may sexually abuse their own children, which is why he says they should face government discrimination since only people who are going to heaven are entitled to equal treatment by the government.
Here's a partial shot of RWW's dozens of incredible video soundbites excerpted from Klingenschmitt's show:
And here's what Klingenshmitt does now. Like, for a living:
No, America. No. BAD America. BAD.