Gordon Klingenschmitt, a former Navy chaplain discharged for misconduct, spoke recently about his opposition to the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," saying that it was a sign that the "government has declared war on God."
According to Klingenschmitt, allowing gays to serve openly would "lead to a national draft" driven by the "mass exodus of Christians leaving the military" because of the "open homosexuals who are ogling them in the shower," he said during an interview with radio host David Pakman.
Rather than accept homosexuality, Klingenschmitt argued, the military should reject the "demonic disease," which he claimed he had once cured through some sort of gay "exorcism."
Alternet provides a little background on Klingenschmitt:
He is another phony religious right cause celebre who claimed that his religious beliefs was causing him to be discriminated against. In this case, he claimed that he was kicked out of the Navy because for simply "praying in Jesus's name."
Of course the actual story, which you can read about here, has less to do with prayer and more to do with his being insubordinate for wearing his uniform at partisan and political events, a big no-no.
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