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.

(Related: Anti-gay 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 there,” Klingenschmitt 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 our video library for more videos.)

The 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.

(Related: Mormon, Catholic churches reject claims of animus toward gays in marriage brief.)