Republican Colorado House Rep. Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt says Ireland needs another St. Patrick to drive out the demons who support gay marriage.

On his web show, Pray in Jesus Name Project, Klingenschmitt weighed in on the recent vote that made Ireland the first nation to legalize marriage equality through a referendum.

Klingenschmitt told viewers that he feared that the “snakes” had returned to Ireland.

“There was a time when it was said that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. And now I'm concerned that the snakes have returned to Ireland. And when I say snakes, I'm not talking about physical snakes. I'm talking about the demonic spirits inside of some of the people you see parading their sin in pride around the country. Rejecting not just the Catholic Church but rejecting Jesus Christ himself,” Klingenschmitt said.

“Jesus Christ defined marriage between one man and one woman. And maybe it's time for another St. Patrick to go back into Ireland and preach the good news that Jesus can make you free from sin and drive out the snakes once again,” he added.