Serving the god of abhorrent evil
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Last week in Denver, an expectant mother visiting another home to buy advertised used baby clothes had her belly sliced open by the apparently deranged seller who wanted a baby for herself. The woman survived, her potential child did not.
It's a horrific story, but not new. Similar incidents have happened before similarly committed by deranged woment wanting to mother a newborn, and probably will again.
The victim deserves our sympathy, our compassion, our support. What she does not deserve is Gordon J. Klingenschmitt, an elected representative in the Colorado legislature, and operator of a "Christian" ministry, "Pray in Jesus Name" (sic)
According to Klingenschmitt “This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb — and part of that curse for our rebellion against God as a nation is that our pregnant women are ripped open.” And of course, he was able to back this up with a a bible passage (addressed to the Samaritans, not to the USA - a nation which somehow gets totally ignored by the Bible)
Essentially, the poor victim is told by Klingenschmitt she lost her child as God's punishment for other women having abortions.
That's Klingenschmitt's "Christian" God for you - an abhorrently evil deity who punishes the innocent for the supposed sins of others.
I get thoroughly sick of these pig-ignorant Christian clergymen* who babble on about getting morality from the Bible - and go on to spout evil nonsense about the punishments visited upon the innocent by their version of God - a god far worse than the devil they denounce.
What a relief it is to be free of belief in gods and devils!
* Yes - Klingenschmitt is indeed a Christian clergyman. He was a naval chaplain found guilty in 2006 of disobeying a legal order - he had participated at a demonstration in front of the White House (in George W. Bush's time) wearing his navy uniform along with fellow ignorant Christian (10 Commandments Judge Roy Moore) protesting one of Bush's supposed "liberal" policies.
Subsequent to being found guilty, Klingenschmitt left the Navy claiming (as he apparently still does) his conviction was about being forbidden to pray in Jesus' name. On that Klingenschmitt lied.
According to his former boss (a long serving naval chaplain): “I was the dishonored ex-chaplain’s supervisor for the past 2 years. I found him to be totally untruthful, unethical and insubordinate. He was and is contemptuous of all authority. He was not court martialed for praying in Jesus’ name. Navy Regulations forbid any of us, regardless of rank or position, to appear in uniform in support of any political or partisan event.”
"[U]ntruthful, unethical and insubordinate." Just the kind of person you'd want as a naval chaplain. Just the type of person you'd want as your elected representative. Just the type of person you'd want running a Christian ministry. Just the type of person you'd want expounding to the rest of us on God's policies.
Of course Klingenschmitt did not just have trouble with Bush. He has also "compared President Barack Obama to a demon and claims that Obamacare can cause cancer." (Wikipedia)
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