Former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt has admitted that gay marriage has had no effect on his marriage.

Klingenschmitt made national headlines when he challenged the military's rule on inclusive prayers during events which include a multi-faith audience such as ship commissionings and change-of-command ceremonies. A born-again Christian, Klingenschmitt demanded the right to pray “in the name of Jesus” in public settings. He was honorably discharged for insubordination.

Appearing on the David Pakman Show to promote his new YouTube show, Pray In Jesus' Name News, Klingenschmitt was asked to explain his position that allowing gay couples to marry hurts straight marriages.

“How specifically, because you said that it would destroy straight marriage. How has it affected your marriage?” host David Pakman asked.

“Well, it's redefined it from a legal perspective. It said that traditional marriage between one man and one woman is now just as common, for example, as polygamy was in Utah back in the 1800s. Of course, the government banned that to made traditional marriage between one man and one woman supreme. And now, of course, the Supreme Court is trying to undermine that in this decision in Windsor v. USA which struck down not all of DOMA but section three of DOMA in some states.”

Pakman interrupted, asking again, “How is your interaction with your wife now different because some guys down the street from me are married to each other?”

“Well, you're trying to confuse the relationship between me and my wife with the legal definition of the term marriage. And those are two different issues. Of course, my relationship with my wife is just as strong as it ever was.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)