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Colorado Springs Lawmaker Endorses Comparing Planned Parenthood to ISIS

03/09/2015 03:48 pm ET | Updated May 09, 2015

Colorado State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, who last year suggested that U.S. Rep. Jared Polis would "join ISIS in beheading Christians," has said he's "very proud" of South Dakota State Rep. Isaac Latterell, who last month wrote a blog post comparing Planned Parenthood to the Islamic State.

"I am discerning the spirit of God on this state rep from South Dakota," said Klingenschmitt in Tuesday's edition of his online video series, Pray in Jesus' Name, beginning at about the 5-minute mark below. "His name is Issac Latterell. And he is taking a stand to protect the innocent, and I am very proud of that."

"Father, we ask your blessing, on South Dakota, on all of America, Father, that we would stand against terrorism in all its forms, stand against murder of innocents in all of its forms, that we would be consistent in our policy and stop funding the abortion business with American tax dollars," he said later. "God, wake us up as a nation to stop the slaughter of innocents."

As I reported for RH Reality Check this morning, the last time Klingenschmitt brought up ISIS, saying Polis wants "to bankrupt Christians who refuse to worship and endorse his sodomy," Ryan Call denounced Klingenschmitt's comments.

This, in turn, led Klingenschmitt, a Republican who goes by the name of "Dr. Chaps," to say his remarks were "hyperbole" and that "some Democrats do not have a sense of humor."

At the time, Ryan Call responded to Klingenschmitt's comments about Polis by telling KDVR Fox 31 Denver, "Gordon, as I've said before, does not speak for the Colorado Republican Party. His views do not reflect my personal position or the position of the party.

"But this tired, ineffectual tactic of trying to brand all Republicans based on these comments -- the Todd Akin approach -- it's not going to work this time around. Voters are too sophisticated. They know that one legislative candidate in Colorado Springs doesn't reflect the views of Bob Beauprez or Cory Gardner."

Now Call is locked in a battle with businessman Steve House over who will be the next chair of the Colorado Republican Party, with a vote scheduled for Saturday.

Neither Call nor House has denounced Klingenschmitt's comparison of Planned Parenthood to the Islamic State.

Klingenschmitt's comments begin at about the 5-minute mark here: