In 2014, Religious Right activist Gordon Klingenschmitt was elected to a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, despite his long history of extremist views and outrageous statements. Even though his term in office was repeatedly marked by controversy, Klingenschmitt decided to run for a seat in the state senate in 2016, only to lose the Republican primary, bringing his short political career to an end.
Despite his rather ignominious record, Klingenschmitt has now written a book entitled “How To Liberate The World in 30 Days: A Step-by-Step Guide to Take Back Your Country,” which he claims will teach conservative Christian how to get more involved in politics in order to save America.
Klingenschmitt recently appeared on the “Vocal Point” radio program, where he declared that Christians must run for office so that the church can “take over the government” and implement the will of God here on earth.
“If you’re Christian, I think you have an obligation to serve your country in some way,” Klingenschmitt said. “Up in heaven, God already rules. But down here on earth, it’s not always the case. There are some places where God’s will is not done, we read about sin every day in the newspapers. Look at what happened in Las Vegas, that was not the will of God, so we need to stand up for what is the will of God and bring His will down here to earth, the same way it is already being done in heaven.”
“I think one way to do that is to get involved in politics,” he added. “The church should become the state, the church should take over the government.”