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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:57 PM
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Gordon Klingenschmitt is a far-right Christian fundamentalist who claims he sacrificed his 16-year career in the military and a million dollar pension because he was targeted for praying publicly in Jesus name while serving as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy.

Klingenschmitt, who now runs a Colorado Spings-based nonprofit, The Pray in Jesus Name Project, is also fond of boasting to his right-wing extremist followers that he demanded his own court martial because his superior officers prohibited him from praying in the name of Jesus.

But those claims are flat-out lies.

He was actually charged with disobeying an order and kicked out of the Navy for attending a political rally in front of the White House in March 2006 dressed in his Navy uniform, a violation of military regulations. Dozens of media reports over the years have since debunked Klingenschmitts dishonest statements about the nature of his court-martial.

Furthermore, what makes Klingenschmitts claims of religious persecution so unbelievable is the fact that there have been dozens of examples where controversial, apocalyptic End Times evangelists like Klingenschmitt have force-fed their brand of fundamentalist Christianity down the throats of thousands of active-duty military personnel in Afghanistan and Iraqin violation of the Establishment Clause of the Constitutionand the Department of Defense has turned a blind eye to the offenses, despite a mountain of complaints from the battlefield. /

This guy gives those of us who simply Believe that he has the right to force his type of 'belief' on the rest of us. And is as always the case, he is a lying sack of shit anyway. Fundies, giving true Christians a bad name for 2009 years.
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