Christian conservative Gordon Klingenschmitt on Thursday claimed that Jesus Christ would command a married gay couple to get divorced.

Klingenschmitt, a candidate for the Colorado House, told viewers of his YouTube show Pray In Jesus Name that in counseling a married gay couple Jesus would advise them to separate immediately.

“Any sex outside the confines of one man and one woman is adultery and it is fornication,” Klingenschmitt said. “And you must be divorced when this happens. Jesus says, 'Never get divorced, except in this case, then you got to get divorced.'”

“Jesus, if he were providing marriage counseling to two gay men who were married, Jesus would command them to get divorced immediately,” he said, then snapped his fingers. “I think a good conservative chaplain ought to counsel that. You need to stop living in sin. You need to repent and live celibate lives until God gives you a wife or a husband, between one man and one woman. And then God will bless your marriage.”

“God will never bless a marriage otherwise,” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)