Gordon Klingenschmitt, Former Navy Chaplain, Slams Obama's Gay Marriage Stance

05/18/2012 03:50 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Yet another right-wing pundit has come forward with puzzling declarations in an effort to denounce President Obama's support of same-sex marriage last week.

Former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt took to "The David Pakman Show" in an interview set to air May 21, slamming Obama for being "on the wrong side of history" before claiming that he believes everyone is born straight, but some people become gay as a result of marketing.

"Ultimately history will be decided by God, who is the judge of all mankind," Klingenschmit says. "People who side with homosexual sin will be judged by God for promoting that sin, including our own president, Barack Obama."

He then goes on to note what he perceives as the ultimate difference between racial minorities and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. "When it comes to morality, that is different than race," Klingenschmit says "It is not a sin, obviously, to be created as a black person or as a woman. I think Jesus would restore full equality based on the way a person was born...the problem is, nobody is born a homosexual."

As to how a person "becomes" a homosexual after being born straight, he adds, "People are recruited, people are deceived, and people make a choice. They have a free will, moral choice....The marketing of homosexuality has an agenda, and that is to repopulate their population by recruiting the children of heterosexuals."

When asked by Pakman, "What about in the 4,000 other species that have homosexuality? As far as I know they don't have TV, they don't have advertising… how is it that humans are gay sometimes because of marketing but for 4,000 other species, is it something else?"

Klingenschmitt responded, "It is possible for demons or the devil to inhabit or invade animals in just the same way they invade humans and that causes a sin of lust."

In a previous appearance on Pakman's show following the repeal of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy last fall, Klingenschmit has previously claimed to have performed over 50 gay/lesbian exorcisms, and has about a 50 percent success rate in "curing" gayness via these exorcisms.

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