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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.