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Gordon Klingenschmitt Concerned Bans On 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Will Increase Demonic Possession: VIDEO

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Anti-gay Colorado Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt has voiced his concern that gay people will no longer be able to rid themselves of demons if “ex-gay” conversion therapy is banned, reports Right Wing Watch.

Speaking on his “Pray In Jesus Name” program, demon-obsessed Klingenschmitt explained that judges are “cooperating with the demonic spirit inside of the homosexual addict and those judges are now reinforcing the sin and saying you cannot be delivered, you cannot cured, you cannot be healed".

In February, Klingenschmitt said the bakery owners in Oregon who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple are “a blessing” to gay people because they refuse “to participate in their acts of sodomy”.

Yesterday, it was reported that a bipartisan Illinois House majority approved House Bill 217 which aims to protect LGBT youth from “ex-gay” therapy. A federal bill banning the discredited practice has also been introduced

Listen to Klingenschmitt’s latests ramblings, AFTER THE JUMP

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Rainbow and Tornado Cross Paths in 'Wizard of Oz'-Style Meteorological Moment: VIDEO

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Storm chasers in eastern Colorado on Saturday afternoon captured a tornado near the town of Lamar sharing the landscape with a rainbow. Lamar is not too far from western Kansas, where several more of the twisters were witnessed later that evening.

Watch the stunning video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Demon-Obsessed Anti-gay Colorado Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt Announces State Senate Bid: VIDEO

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Demon-obsessed homophobe, religious zealot and Colorado House of Representatives embarrassment Gordon Klingenschmitt has announced his plans to run for a state Senate seat, The Gazeltte reports:

Klingenschmitt, R-Colorado Springs, went through a list of his accomplishments in the state Legislature Wednesday at the Airplane Restaurant. He also discussed his attempts to "fight for Republican principles" that didn't make it through the Democrat-controlled House. He took a small handful of questions limited to constituents in House District 15, teasing his "plans for 2016" along the way, before announcing he plans to run for Senate District 12.

The seat is held by Senate President Bill Cadman, who will reach his term limit in 2016.

Kligenschmitt added that he fasted for 72 hours before the Wednesday night meeting to ask God about his political future. Klingenschmitt's state Senate aspirations are thus little more than hunger-induced delusions. 

Earlier this month, Klingenschmitt made the prediction that gays will 'recruit' 20% of all children by the next century. 

Watch a report on Klingenschmitt's announcement, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Log Cabin Republicans Accused Of 'Bullying,' 'Shaming' Their Way Into Western Conservative Summit

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Earlier this week, we reported that the Log Cabin Republicans had been denied a booth at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver this summer.  

After a media firestorm, the Colorado GOP has attempted to quell the controversy by inviting Log Cabin to share its booth at the event — a major conservative conference put on by Colorado Christian University and its Centennial Institute think tank. 

Not surprisingly, rather than apologizing for their bigotry and stupidity, organizers of the summit have responded by trying to play the victim. From The Denver Post

Party Chairman Steve House, who took over in March, made the announcement Thursday afternoon, one day after a firestorm over the snub by summit organizers to the Log Cabin Republicans.

"We're fine with the Colorado Republicans sharing some table space at the summit with all their affiliated groups. We're not fine with the shaming and bullying pressure tactics of Log Cabin Republicans' national office," said summit chairman John Andrews.

I was unable to find any specific examples of bullying or shaming by Log Cabin Republicans National. I did find a long thread of comments in support of LCR on the summit's Facebook page, as well as a few tweets like these: 

The bottom line appears to be that the Colorado GOP — along with many rank-and-file Republicans — has come to realize that alienating LGBT people and their allies is no longer in the party's best interest. But the religious right wing of the party, as well as most of its presidential candidates, have not. Of course, they're still willing to take Log Cabin's votes and money: 

"I hope the state party's sensible approach gives the local Log Cabin folks more reason to sign up" as delegates to the summit," Andrews said.

"We want to be fair to them if they'll be fair to us."

And by being "fair to us," Andrews presumably means not trying to stop them from bullying and shaming LGBT people. 


Colorado School Board Member Posts Anti-LGBT Hate Group Letter Calling Day of Silence 'Perverse Indoctrination'

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Yesterday marked the national "Day of Silence," a day where middle and high school students across the country helped raise awareness about anti-LGBT bullying by remaining silent in school. Yesterday also marked the day a Colorado school board member attempted to do damage control after it was revealed she had posted a link on Facebook from a hate group encouraging a "walk out" on April 17 to counter-protest the anti-bullying day.

Chalkbeat Colorado reports:

WilliamsJefferson County school board member Julie Williams said late Friday that she was “sincerely sorry” and that she would remove a link on her personal Facebook page that she shared that encouraged families to keep their students home Friday and “away from perverse indoctrination” of the“homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda.”

“To be honest with you, I didn’t read the article,” Williams said.  “I just saw it and thought I was sharing information with parents.”

The link, like most on Williams’ wall, was posted without comment. It directs Facebook users to a newsletter published by SaveCalifornia.com, but neither overtly endorses nor condemns the group and its message.

The Southern Poverty Law Center lists SaveCalifornia.com as an active, anti-LGBT hate group.

From the linked newsletter:

The Day of Silence postures every person who identifies as a homosexual or cross-dresser as a victim of ongoing, unrelenting harassment and discrimination (being 'silenced'). While some incidents like this do occur, this event is an overwhelming exaggeration in an effort to manipulate our kids' natural sympathies. The result ironically is that youth develop favorable views about a controversial, high risk behavior. [...]

In reality, the Day of Silence is a one-sided campaign to manipulate acceptance of homosexuality by every student. Nationwide, parents are fed up with the political hijacking of their kids' classrooms. What makes it even more problematic is that the results of 'tolerating' this lifestyle without objection can be tragic for many young people. The risks of homosexual behavior are well-understood by public health officials, but are being ignored by some politically correct school administrations.

In an interview with Chalkbeat, Williams said she does not support the statements in the newsletter and said she believes in "choice" regarding "who you are and want to be and what you want to do."

Superintendent Dan McMinimee said Williams' Facebook page doesn't represent the position of Jeffco Public Schools and that the district "always strives to foster an environment that encourages students to feel safe, to learn, and to thrive, we respect students’ rights to participate in Day of Silence."


Colorado Republicans Block Ban On 'Gay Conversion' Therapy For Minors: VIDEO

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A Colorado Senate committee has killed a bill that would have banned gay conversion therapy for minors, reports the Denver Post.

GaynotgayThe bill was opposed by a vote of 3-2.  Voting against were Republicans Ray Scott, Jerry Sonnenberg and Owen Hill (above). Democratic Senators Andy Kerr and Pat Steadman voted in favor of the ban.

The bill had been sponsored by Rep. Paul Rosenthal (D-Denver) and Rep. Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City).

Following the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee vote, Rosenthal said:

“I think it’s shameful what the Senate Republicans have done. The bill was designed to protect children from a harmful practice that is not based in science. Maybe in the next nine months until the next session they will reconsider their decision."

Yesterday, President Obama announced his support for a "We the People" petition urging the government to "Enact Leelah's Law to Ban All LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy" after it reached more than 120,000 signatures.

A number of states have recently considered bans on gay conversion therapy.

Watch Hill's campaign video from last year, AFTER THE JUMP...

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