Ex-Navy Chaplain Says Gays Should Be Discriminated Against

When last we heard from ex-Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, he was complaining that marriage equality was causing inflation. Now Klingenschmitt has taken to his “Pray in Jesus Name” program to proclaim that prejudice against LGBT people was not only right but mandatory.

In discussing a nondiscrimination ordinance in San Antonio that Klingenschmitt believes will be the end of Christians being able to work for the city, Klingenschmitt went on a rant that invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream that people would be judged not “by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” No fair for guessing whose character Klingenschmitt thinks is lacking.

“If your heart is full of corruption or sin or immorality — in this case, homosexuality —  then you should be discriminated against,” Klingenschmitt declared. And it’s a rotten shame that laws — or logic — get in the way of that line of reasoning. In fact, Klingenschmitt insists the laws are wrong because, um, Martin Luther King.

“When these confusing statutes now try to redefine discrimination and say that you can no longer discriminate against character … that anyone who discriminates against character is guilty of discrimination and therefore ought to be discriminated against, they’re actually saying Martin Luther King himself ought to be punished for his views, and that’s not right.”

More sound advice from a man whose nickname is Dr. Chaps.

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  • 2eo

    I wish these measure were enough to drive people like him to kill themselves.

  • hf2hvit

    Gee…he and all the “men” on the linked site sure look kind of QUEENY!

  • tardis

    It’s always the self-righteous nut making these types of comments. I can assure you his computer history is probably filled with gay porn sites.

  • OutnProud

    I’m guessing he “skipped” the golden rule and love thy neighbor as you love thyself when reading the bible

  • Scribe38

    @hf2hvit: I am willing to bet he knows his way around a truck stop restroom.

  • manxxxx

    Whoa! In what sick, twisted version of scripture was he schooled? Sounds like he had not just fractured fairy tales, but fractured golden rule in his background.

    But wait, he’s got a Ph.D. For a chuckle (Okay, now I’m showing my twisted nature.), check it out:


  • Dakotahgeo

    You find these clerical-collared christian nutjobs in every church denomination. One’s best bet is to ignore and distance themselves from these self-satisfying (read masterbating) goofusses who parade around as authoritative dunces!
    Dakotahgeo, M.Div. Pastor/Chaplain

  • Ogre Magi

    and people say I shouldn’t hate christians

  • MK Ultra

    EX-military chaplains should be discriminated against.
    After all, they’re not people like the rest of us. They deserve no rights.
    A taste of his own medicine. He would cry bloody murder if someone were to suggest it for real, though that is exactly what he is suggesting.

  • james_in_cambridge

    @2eo: Not to worry…people like him are dying off and being replaced by more agnostic, liberal-thinking folks every day. His kind are already relegated to minority status in the U.S.; soon, they’ll join their neo-nazi brothers as an even tinier, completely-ignored minority living in parts of Alabama and Texas.

  • james_in_cambridge

    @Ogre Magi: Nobody says that! To be fair though, make sure to include the Islamists and the Orthodox Jew crazies in your hatred.

  • Citabrianut

    My “Gay-dar” went off the charts when I saw his picture. Deeply closeted queen if I’ve ever seen one. It’s sad that people like him and Prick Perry, the homophobe by day….drag show attendee by night; likes to frequent exclusive “Men Only” Spas in New York and Las Vegas. Did I mention that he actually had the nuts to list one of them on his expense report and we as citizen of Texas had to pay for him to get his closeted jollies?

  • sfbeast

    Gay as a goose

  • Billysees

    The dark and pathetic side of conservative religiosity exposes itself again.

  • NateB79

    Oh Popeye, you’ve always been so silly.

  • iMort

    Looks like a nazi smells like a nazi.Eine schmutzige Schwein mit einer schmutzigen Geist Seems a shame to even give these jerks any PR.

  • Cam

    Funny how all these anti-gay bigots seem to spend all their time thinking about gay sex.

    We’ve already seen it with Ted Haggard, George Rekers, etc… This guy is just another self hating closet queen.

  • DCFarmboi

    The smartest thing the Navy ever did is kick his fat Episcopalian ass out of the USN.

  • Rubin

    For men of the cloth they seem to be forgetting one thing these days, to love thy neighbor. No man has the ability to place judgement onto another. To do so, based on a set of “principles” that belong to a higher power, is blasphemous. I myself am not very religious at all however that does not mean I can’t pick up a book and read it. So I know much of what’s in the “holy book”. But like I mentioned in prior posts these principles were deciphered by man, a very flawed creature. And in being flawed we are perfect, living our lives through our own choices. I truly believe if we are morally upright then your sexual identity shouldn’t matter to anyone else because that is something private that goes on in your bedroom, no one else. We will all meet our maker in the end where we will then be judged. When that time comes I rather be remembered for what good I brought to the lives of those I’ve touched throughout my life. To be deemed as someone of value instead of someone always causing by hurting and slandering those around me, filled with rage and hate. That’s no way to live especially if we are trying to move forward into the future.

  • CreoClay

    Bye Felicia.

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