LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Updated March 31, 2015: Klingenschmitt’s behavior causes GOP leaders to strip him of Colorado state House committee positions. Talk of a recall surfaces. From the Denver Post:
“The leader of the House Republicans on Monday stripped Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt from one of his two committee posts, saying the lawmaker’s “curse of God” comments about a woman whose fetus was ripped from her womb were in “poor taste” and “insensitive.”
Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso said he removed Klingenschmitt from the Health, Insurance and Environment Committee because he believed “there needed to be some kind of disciplinary action. . . .
Fellow Republicans distanced themselves from his comments, and Democrat Gina Knaack, who lives in Klingenschmitt’s district, sought information from the secretary of state about how to do a recall, although she is unsure if she will proceed.”
(Original article – Nov. 7, 2014:) Never mind that Gordon Klingenschmitt once said a ‘transgender demon culture exists for the sole purpose of getting into women’s restrooms to rape our daughters,’ or that the Southern Poverty Law Center added Klingenschmitt’s group to their hate group list, or even the Colorado Republican Party publically distancing themselves from him when he won a primary election, the voters in Colorado still found it fit to elect him to the Colorado state House.
Following his election, ThinkProgress came up with some choice Klingenschmitt quotes for Colorado voters to ponder what they’ve gotten into. Here are a few:
“Sexual harrassment [sic] is banned in the military, unless you’re a homosexual abusing a Christian, then it’s openly encouraged.”
“Teen suicide is tragic enough without Senator Franken recruiting more kids into homosexuality, which causes depression, self-hatred, self-rejection and self-murder.”
“Is bestiality now a perceived sexual orientation? Well since it’s not defined in the ENDA bill, yes it is!”
. . . if your heart is full of corruption or sin or immorality — in this case, homosexuality — then you should be discriminated against.”
“Child molesting is therefore a favorite “recruiting” tool of adult homosexuals. They violate children, and when the victim is later confused, they lie and say ‘you were born that way.’”
I’ve a hunch this is going to turn around and bite the citizens of Colorado. Stay tuned.
I previously wrote about the Southern Poverty Law Center’s adding Klingenschmitt to their hate group list: https://lexiecannes.com/2014/03/19/trans-hate-organizations-added-to-southern-poverty-law-center-hate-group-list/
More from ThinkProgress: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/11/06/3589464/gordon-klingenschmitt/
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