Appearing on the “Bible News Radio” program on Monday, newly elected Republican legislator Gordon Klingenschmitt voiced his confusion as to why his election to a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives has generated so much controversy and criticism, wondering “why would people hate a chaplain?”
Klingenschmitt, who has a long and well-documented history of saying an endless stream of truly insane things, seemed utterly mystified as to why his becoming an elected representative would be of concern to anyone.
“I’m just a guy who believes the Bible,” he said. “I love Jesus. I love people. I’m a man of faith and compassion.”
Klingenschmitt asserted that while he has defended the religious freedom of atheists, Jews, and Muslims, he is unfairly being singled out for harassment because he is a Christian.
“There is a backlash against the name of Jesus,” Klingenschmitt said. “People do not want God to rule their hearts and a lot of people are offended when a chaplain or a man of faith gets elected to political office. But thank God, the voters in my district were very conservative and very open to religious freedom”: