‘Dr. Chaps’ Drops, Kinda Retracts Another Bombshell
[su_r_sky_ad]Regular listeners to The Alan Colmes Show will recognize the name Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt, a former Navy chaplain, Christian fundamentalist, and self-styled exorcist well known for his opposition to Obamacare (causes cancer, don’tchaknow). He is running for a seat as a state-level Colorado representative – but he sure had a lot to say about a certain US Congressman over the weekend:
[H]e alleged that a sitting member of Congress would kill Christians living in the U.S. — similar to how extremists with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria beheaded journalist James Foley.
In an email alert distributed by Klingenschmitt, the self-described “motivational speaker” wrote that Colorado Democrat Jared Polis — who made history by being the first gay congressman to become a parent — wanted to execute U.S. Christians.
“Democrats like Polis want to bankrupt Christians who refuse to worship and endorse his sodomy. Next he’ll join ISIS in beheading Christians, but not just in Syria, right here in America,” he wrote.
Golly, Dr. Chaps, that isn’t going to make you too many friends among swing voters, let alone gay ISIS members! So the candidate did the right thing and sorta kinda apologized:
Klingenschmitt filmed a video in which he half-heartedly apologized, saying that he was merely using hyperbole and “some Democrats do not have a sense of humor,” before dumping a bucket of water on his head as he challenged Polis, as well as Ferrandino and Call, to take the ALS #IceBucketChallenge.
Riiiiight. Because nothing says “hyperbole completely nullifies obnoxious inflammatory homophobic comments tailored to flogging hatred in the hard-right ‘base'” like dumping a bucket of ice water over your head.