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04/19/2007


Homophobic Ex-Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt Running for Office in Colorado: VIDEO

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Gordon Klingenscmitt, the disgraced former Navy Chaplain who has said in the past that gay parents don’t love their babies, they “lust” for them and has also bragged that he can “exorcise” same-sex attractions from gay people, is now running for a state House seat in Colorado. 

Right Wing Watch reports:

Complaining that the state's civil unions bill does not have a religious exemption, Klingenschmitt asked voters to "send at least one person to the state legislature who is an ordained minister," vowing that he would defend the religious liberties of Christians from the Democrats' attempt to impose a theocracy upon them. 

Klingenscmitt is running for the state's House District 15, which encompasses portions of Colorado Springs.

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Colorado Pastor Arrested For Kidnapping And Robbery Of Gay Man: VIDEO

Michael Abromovich

A pastor for Set Free Ministries of Colorado Springs is likely looking at a future of proselytizing to inmates in federal prison after being arrested and charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and impersonating a peace officer.

Pastor Michael Abromovich set up a post on Craigslist as "Mike", advertising for gay sex at a local motel. When one man answered the ad and arrived at Abromovich's room, Abromovich slammed the man against the wall and handcuffed him, claiming to be a U.S. Marshall all the while holding him at gunpoint with what eventually turned out to be a paintball gun. Abromovich then searched the man and took his iPad, iPhone, cash, debit card, and car keys as "evidence" that would be "sent back to the lab."

Abromovich was eventually stopped in Phoenix for a traffic violation. When he flashed a badge to the officers, they became suspicious and investigated further, discovering that Abromovich was wanted in Colorado Springs. He has since been extradited to Colorado Springs and investigations continue into whether there were more victims.

It is suspected that some motivation for Abromovich's bizarre criminal behavior may be due in part to the sudden stress of a new baby in the family combined with being diagnosed with cancer last fall.

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Anti-gay Colorado Baker Appeals Court Ruling Ordering Him to Serve Gays

Jack Phillips

Jack Phillips, with the help of conservative Christian legal defense organization, has appealed a recent court ruling against him for his refusal to serve a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs. The judge had ruled that the Lakewood bakery owner “unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake” back in July. The AP reports:

Alliance Defending Freedom filed an appeal Monday on behalf of Masterpiece Cakeshop. A judge last month ordered the shop to stop discriminating against gay couples.

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ADF attorney Kristen Waggoner says “forcing Americans to promote ideas against their will undermines our constitutionally protected freedom of expression.”

Phillips has pledged to close his cake shop if forced to bake a gay wedding cake. 


Colorado State DL Football Coach Greg Lupfer Suspended for Anti-Gay Slur: VIDEO

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Colorado State University defensive line coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended after using an anti-gay slur at Washington State Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday after Halliday nailed River Cracraft for a 25-yard touchdown.

The Coloradoan reports:

In addition to immediately being suspended without pay, Lupfer will go through mandatory anger management and diversity training in the sanctions ordered by Colorado State University athletic director Jack Graham.

Lupfer, CSU’s defensive line coach, was caught by ESPN cameras saying what appeared to be the words “f------ f----t” at Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday after Halliday threw a touchdown pass in the first half of CSU’s 48-45 win. Halliday was near the CSU bench after rolling out of the pocket to throw.

CBS Sports reports:

Lupfer has accepted the consequences and apologized in a prepared statement:

"I accept these consequences—two weeks without pay and the training programs—and I am thankful for this second chance to continue coaching at Colorado State and be a part of the Ram Family," Lupfer said. "I am deeply sorry for my behavior, which does not represent who I am or my values. I embrace the opportunity to participate in anger management and diversity sensitivity training. I was angry and careless with my words, and my words hurt many people. I sincerely apologize to the GLBTQ community for causing pain by using a slur without considering its meaning. I take ownership of my words and fully understand why people are very upset."

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Bryan Fischer: Anti-gay Colorado Bakery Owner is Victim of 'The Secular Inquisition' - VIDEO

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American Family Association spokeshater Bryan Fischer wasn't too happy when news broke last week that a Colorado judge had ruled against the Denver bakery owner who had refused service to a gay couple because of his religious beliefs.

PhillipsSaid Fischer:

"Our secular theocrats have found this man guilty of heresy, guilty of idolatry, guilty of blasphemy because he will not agree to the dogma of the secular theocrats. He is a heretic and he must be punished just like the Spanish Inquisition did for those that went astray from the dogma of the church in their day."

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Stephen Colbert On The Link Between Gay Marriage And Marijuana: VIDEO

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As many of you may know, come January 1 it will be legal to purchase marijuana in Colorado. Stephen Colbert, meanwhile, is none to pleased with this because, he argues, marijuana leads to that "other moral sinkhole slowly swallowing America": gay marriage.

As Colbert put its, if "you've got the munchies bad enough, you'll put anything in your mouth."

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