Christian conservative Gordon Klingenschmitt, a vocal opponent of gay rights, is running for the Colorado House.

In a nearly 9-minute video introducing himself to the voters, Klingenschmitt, also known as “Dr. Chaps,” outlines his qualifications to represent the people of House District 15. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

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.

He has openly advocated for discrimination against gays, suggesting that Martin Luther King asserted in his famous “judged [not] by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” line that gays have a lesser or immoral character. Klingenschmitt also claims that marriage equality supporters are forcing Christians to participate in sodomy.

While Klingenschmitt's views on gay rights are notably absent from his campaign website and video, he does link his website to his The Pray in Jesus Name Project, where he asserts that “Obamacare pays $10K if you divorce your wife” and reveals Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's “legislative agenda to homosexualize America.”

(Related: Gay marriage foe Gordon Klingenschmitt admits equality has no effect on his marriage.)