August 27, 2014 8:19 am -

dr-chaps[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.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to ‘Dr. Chaps’ Drops, Kinda Retracts Another Bombshell

  1. MarcoZandrini August 27th, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Why hasn’t someone drowned this “rat.”

    Ooop! Sorry if I offended any ratz! It’s just my nature.

    • R.J. Carter August 27th, 2014 at 9:39 am

      How odd. I just bounced over from an older article about someone posting online “Why hasn’t he been assassinated yet?” and everyone seemed to take issue with the sentiment.

  2. NW10 August 27th, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Speaking from the city in which he is running in (Colorado Springs), Dr. Chapped Ass will most likely win. This city is too far right mainly due to Focus on the Family being based here, but a positive sign is that he’s even too nutty for the local GOP here, who have refused to promote or associate with him. Also another positive, Doug Lamborn is in trouble here, facing a strong challenge from retired AF General Irv Halter (D). Halter has challenged Lamborn to debates, and Lamorn hasn’t responded, chickensh*t coward that he is, and Halter has the potential of being the first Democrat elected here since the district was drawn up.

  3. Suzanne McFly August 27th, 2014 at 9:24 am

    This nut was accepted into our Navy, I hope he paid someone off or had the Golden Waiver to pull that off.

    • tiredoftea August 27th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      They lowered the entrance standards all during and after Viet Nam!

  4. Budda August 27th, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Republicans keep getting crazier by the minute.

  5. majii August 27th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    This b*stard meant everything he said. He has a track record on making outrageous claims, and he’s never been bothered about them being based on lies. I hope the people in his state district reject his behind in November. If he were to become a member of Colorado’s state legislature, he would be an authoritarian obstructionist who would think that because he won an election in one state district, he has the right to impose his opinions on everyone in the legislature. Compromise? Listening to and considering opposing views, even from members of his own party? Nope and nope.

    Furthermore, he has a huge nerve posting I Timothy 2:2 as a part of this video when he knows good and damn well that he has no respect for “all in authority.” I’d even go so far as to say that he doesn’t even respect members of the Republican Party who don’t agree with him.

    *Edited to correct mistakes in spelling.

  6. rg9rts September 6th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Where do they find these loons??