Christian conservative and Colorado
House candidate Gordon Klingenschmitt on Tuesday promoted the claim
that gay soldiers undermine the military because they must take
breaks to changer their diapers.
activist Gordon Klingenschmitt runs for Colorado House.)
On his Pray in Jesus Name
Internet program Klingenschmitt, also a former Navy chaplain, quoted
the claims of Pentecostal Chaplain John R. Kauffman from a press
release by three retired chaplains condemning the military's
acceptance of openly gay troops.
“Marriage is a combat multiplier in
that it gives married troops hope and a reason to fight well,
defending one's country, of which marriage and families are the
foundation. … But homosexuality is a combat divider, dividing one's
reason to live while taking breaks on the combat field to change
diapers all because their treacherous sin causes them to lose control
of their bowels,” Kauffman said.
“Forgive me for the graphic image
told viewers, “but there are physical and biological
consequences of that kind of conduct and he's just pointing that
out.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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press release goes on to state: “Before civilizations crumble,
the last thing to hit the fan is government-sponsored,
government-forced, homosexuality, sodomy, and pedophilia.
Homosexuality is a psychiatric disorder and probably the worst sin
described in the Holy Bible due to the permanent damage caused to
what was or is or might have been a temple of the Spirit. The
consequences are said to be nothing short of eternal damnation, by
choice. It's a shame that the U.S. military, historically known to
be a beacon of morality and religious tolerance and freedom, while
the civilian sector has engaged in immorality, is now having its nose
shoved in the dirt of filth to make the Sinners-in-Chief in the
highest echelons of politics – the perverts, the pedophiles and the
psychiatrically ill – feel better about the themselves.”
At about the same time that the retired
chaplains released their rant, a coalition of religious organizations
rejected the notion that the church's opposition to gay marriage is
rooted in anti-gay animus.
Catholic churches reject claims of animus toward gays in marriage