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Watch: Former Navy Chaplain Favors Exorcisms to 'Cure' Gays


David Pakman interviews sexist wingnut former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt about 'DADT'. Klingenschmitt claims that gay men actually have women inside of them and need exorcisms to rid them of their demonic homosexual impulses.

"It's the only spiritual solution to a spiritual disease."

Really a must-watch piece of nuttiness, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Ah! So, the Devil DID make me do it!

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Jan 21, 2011 8:51:06 AM

  2. "the biased media said oh no 70% of the troops are in favor of open homosexuality, that's just not true". Of course it's not true, but it's your straw man and straw men never tell the truth. Chaplain, your previous quoted comment gives us a very clear indication of how you understand and interpret scripture. You shouldn't be allowed near impressionable troops.

    Posted by: Robert | Jan 21, 2011 8:55:29 AM

  3. I won't comment on the other obvious ridiculous things, just this:

    "I was into lust and womanizing"

    Very much doubt that. You could be into womanizing, but I'm sure no woman was into you.

    Posted by: Syrax | Jan 21, 2011 9:04:12 AM

  4. Really frightening that somebody like that can be in a position of power. The Armed Forces are going to have to do better screening.

    Posted by: Joel | Jan 21, 2011 9:24:05 AM

  5. First of all, there are only six references in the entire Bible that can only remotely be said to address homosexuality. Five are in the old testament. Two are repeats in Deuteronomy, repeating two in Leviticus - all reference cleanliness acts before temple worship, and are right there with executing wives who are not virgins at time of marriage, executions for anyone wearing clothes of two or more types of fibers (poly cotton just sent you to hell, yes). Jesus said exactly nothing about sex. None of the Biblical verses here stand up when you go back to the original languages.

    But there are explicit warnings about changing the scripture to suit, as the chaplain is doing. Dire, explicit warnings about going to hell.

    So he has a horrid theology, and even worse understanding of human sexuality. The guy is obviously a deeply loathing closet case.

    Try pushing this agenda in my church, chaplain. Our clergy will pummel your theology any day of the week.

    Posted by: craig | Jan 21, 2011 9:31:27 AM

  6. This is the face of the spiritual advisers that our military provides for servicemembers when they're at their most vulnerable. Extreme right wing fundamentalists and Catholics make up the vast majority of chaplains.

    It's not by accident.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jan 21, 2011 9:35:08 AM

  7. Simply laughable.

    Posted by: Curt | Jan 21, 2011 9:49:26 AM

  8. I just don't understand Mr. Parker giving an audience to these types of insane people. And those who enter into a discussion on these topics talk as though the Bible is something of value and the chaplain's "god" is real. The Bible is a silly piece of arcana. Nobody truly believes in the Bible. Even this Chaplain doesn't, because he's clearly wearing a cotton-polyester blend shirt that is an abomination to God --according to the Bible. Why would he be traipsing around as an abomination to God when wearing clothing of only one fiber is nominally inconvenient!? Answer: because he doesn't TRULY believe in the Bible. And I am like him, I don't believe in the Bible either.
    What he conflates in his own mind is his rationalizing of his hatreds and his ostensible belief in the Bible. In other words, he uses a Bible he doesn't fully believe in, to express his hatred of gay people. SO TRANSPARENT!

    Posted by: dancobb | Jan 21, 2011 9:49:36 AM

  9. I stopped watching at Air Force Academy graduate and Navy Chaplain. The man was indoctrinated at USAFA. They have a problem with fundamentalists out there. Might as well call them Liberty University. The real questions someone should ask him is why does he care so much about the issue.

    Posted by: Alpha | Jan 21, 2011 9:53:42 AM

  10. umm...if homosexuality is such a sin, shouldnt it be one of the ten commandments?

    Posted by: mymy | Jan 21, 2011 9:55:06 AM

  11. Someone should also ask him how killing people is better than being gay, since he ministered to people that kill people. I love the military, I just don't understand how he can take a firm stance against homosexuality while working in a profession where he ministers to those that take the lives of others.

    Posted by: Alpha | Jan 21, 2011 9:55:45 AM

  12. Am I the only one who sees two cases of Gay face here?

    Posted by: Joe Mama | Jan 21, 2011 10:07:15 AM

  13. "Jesus said exactly nothing about sex"

    Acutally, CRAIG, I think Jesus did speak out against certain sexual behavior: ADULTERY and FORNICATION--the two major heterosexual sins (and somebody please correct me if I'm wrong). But heterosexual sex sins aren't that fun to condemn....because straight folks keep on doing them--then they ask for forgiveness on Sunday, and then commit them again next Friday night.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 21, 2011 10:32:18 AM

  14. Why is it that the ugliest old white men are agaainst gays? Is that because they just wish they were young and hot and able to get men?

    Posted by: Anonymous | Jan 21, 2011 10:53:47 AM

  15. You know, if it's Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles from "Supernatural" performing the exorcism, I'd be up for giving it a try!!

    Posted by: Erik | Jan 21, 2011 11:28:10 AM

  16. Wooooo crazytown!

    Posted by: Matt | Jan 21, 2011 11:59:31 AM

  17. Just in time for the new movie opening Jan 28th with Anthony Hopkins, THE RITE, about exorcisms!

    Spoiler: Don't go if you are gay -- it may turn you straight.

    Yes, exorcism is THAT powerful and its effects may overflow right into the audience, especially in IMAX theatres.

    Posted by: You've Been Warned | Jan 21, 2011 12:07:41 PM

  18. He looks like Elmer Fudd. Sounds like Tony Perkins. Batshit crazy.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Jan 21, 2011 12:11:22 PM

  19. I have to say, after seeing the hottie from the Last Exorcism who plays the minister, I considered what an exorcism fetish would be like. This guy might be onto something and I think porn studios should pursue this as a potential next topic.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jan 21, 2011 12:38:35 PM

  20. If all gay men have women inside them, does that mean my partner and I are really lesbians?

    Posted by: Matt in PDX | Jan 21, 2011 1:42:58 PM

  21. Loving David Pakman today. Eloquent, intelligent, hot. Too bad he's into the ladies.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Jan 21, 2011 1:47:20 PM

  22. @ MATT: Yes.

    I love Pakman's sideways glances every time the most holy Reverend K says something stupid. And how arrogant that he would address a (potentially Jewish) stranger with his Jesus greetings.

    Posted by: David R. | Jan 21, 2011 2:07:34 PM

  23. Call the POPE and tell him, he has a whole bunch that can line up for that treatment of yours that you can practice on first. Tell me how it works out for you.

    Posted by: Skooter McGoo | Jan 21, 2011 3:39:49 PM

  24. This Gordon Klingenschmitt says: The homosexual demonic impulses are caused by the demons inside the gays: women! Here we are: Women are demons!
    Which balanced and solid straight man could tell such a bullshit? See? That chaplain must be a weak, totally frustrated, anxious person with a low internal locus of control and who, in addition, is a (self)hateful deeply repressed homosexual.
    Poor creature!

    Posted by: Roman Bolliger | Jan 21, 2011 5:09:01 PM

  25. I stop listening to people/interviews the second I hear 'Obamacare' or 'liberal media'.


    Posted by: Shawn | Jan 21, 2011 5:47:29 PM

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