Back in 2012, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a Wisconsin school district that had been holding its graduation ceremonies in a local church, declaring that doing so “conveys an impermissible message of endorsement.” The school district appealed the decision to the Supreme Court which, last month, declined to hear the case.
Gordon Klingenschmitt, who is currently the Republican candidate for a state house seat in Colorado, weighed in on the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear this case on his “Pray In Jesus Name” program where he offered a novel solution: atheists who don’t want to attend their public school graduation in a church should just undergo an exorcism to rid them of the Devil so that they’ll be comfortable attending church and “free to enjoy the worship of Jesus Christ.”
“If the atheist complainer is so uncomfortable when they walk into a church that there’s something inside of them squirming and making them feel these feelings of hatred toward the cross of Jesus Christ,” Klingenschmitt said, “don’t you think it’s something inside of the atheist complainer that’s wrong?”
“I have a solution,” he continued. “Let’s do an exorcism and cast the Devil out of them and then they’ll feel comfortable when they walk into church”: