Last year, in a post entitled “God’s Disclaimer,” I wrote:
This is not a happy story. On March 18, 2015, a pregnant woman went alone to a residence in Longmont, Colorado in response to an ad on Craig’s List offering to sell baby clothes. She was lured into the house where she was strangled and her unborn daughter was cut from her womb with a knife.
The following week, a Colorado State Legislator, Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt (R – Colorado Springs), who is also an on-line televangelist, mentioned the incident on his broadcast. He said: “This is the curse of God for the sin of not protecting our innocent children in the womb.”
It was reported in today’s (3-28-15) Denver Post, that the House Republican caucus met and released a statement saying that “the comments that were made [by Klingenschmitt] do not reflect our caucus – and we soundly reject them.”
Please note, too, that the comments made by Rep. Klingenschmitt express his own personal opinion and most definitely not that of God.
In a comment to that post, I wrote:
I am pretty sure that, come the next election, Mr. Klingenschmitt may be referred to as a former legislator. I don’t see how anyone could win in Colorado Springs if his beliefs – and especially his public statements – are not endorsed by either God or the Republican caucus.
Well, yesterday the Colorado Republican Party held its primary election, and Mr. Klingenschmitt was challenged by former Rep. Bob Gardner. Gardner received 68% of the votes, while Klingenschmitt received only 32%. A minister like Klingenschmitt should know that one does not mess with both the Republican caucus and God.
It is hoped that the election results will help him to acquire the virtue of humility. With that he might meditate on God’s love, which does not curse innocent women and children – or anyone else for that matter. Let us pray for him and with him.
For anyone who cares, here is a brief update on Mr. Klingenschmitt. After the primary election, on June 30, 2016, he posted on his YouTube channel a two part interview he conducted with Kendal Unruh, a longtime Religious Right activist who is now leading a “Free the Delegates” effort aimed at changing the rules at the upcoming Republican National Convention in hopes of preventing Donald Trump from receiving the nomination. I have no desire to watch those interviews all the way through, but would simply mention that Ms. Unruh stated: “We’re not destroying the party. We’re actually saving the party. … Trust God for the outcome of this. I believe that God put me in this position to be here for such a time as this.” Anyone who is interested can watch the interview by clicking here and here.
Apparently Mr. Klingenschmitt has not yet had enough of God and the Republicans.