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Colorado Lawmaker Sets Example For Trump, Deletes Fake News

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.30.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado State Rep. Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough Park) has set an example for lawmakers everywhere, from Trump on down, by removing a fake-news item f...

Former Lawmaker Refuses to Delete Fake News Alleging "Assassination of Scalia" by Clintons

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.17.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

At the end of last year, in an investigation of the Facebook pages of Colorado state legislators, I revealed that then State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmi...

Ex-Lawmaker Wants 'Immoral' Gay People Disqualified From Teaching

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices

A former Colorado state representative has cited troubling claims against a Minnesota teacher as evidence that LGBTQ people, as a group, should be bar...

The Fake News Pledge and Colorado Politicians Who Need to Sign It

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.03.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Facebook and Google are taking a lot of heat for allowing falsehoods, packaged as news, to viralize across the internet, but lawmakers, who legitimiz...

Ex-Colorado Lawmaker Believes Gay Demons Are Taking Over Ad Execs

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.11.2016 | Queer Voices

One month after its release, a Zales Jewelers holiday ad featuring a same-sex couple continues to infuriate moral panic-enthusiasts the right-wing con...

Ted Cruz Hopes To Save Presidential Campaign With Attacks On LGBT People

Brian Tashman | Posted 05.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Tashman

Last month, Ted Cruz delivered a warning to the Republican Jewish Coalition: If the GOP nominates Donald Trump for president, the general election wil...

Republicans Are Holier Than Thou, Even at Christmas

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.23.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With Hanukkah behind me, and fresh from celebrating the solstice (and looking forward to Christmas), I saw this Facebook post by Derrick Wilburn, Vice...

Lawmaker Says Planned Parenthood Officials Have "Same Demonic Spirit of Murder" as Gunman

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.11.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a radio show after three people were gunned down at a Planned Parenthood clinic, a Republican legislator from Colorado Springs, where the shooting occurred, equated the shooter with Planned Parenthood executives.

Colorado Republican Leader Vows to Continue Investigating Planned Parenthood

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.05.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Last week's terrorism at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs won't stop Colorado state Sen. Kevin Lundberg from conducting hearings on the women's health organization and pushing for a state investigation.

If You Call It the Holocaust, You'd Expect Some to Turn to Violence to Stop It

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.02.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The inflammatory anti-choice language, often inaccurate and undergirded by a life-and-death, holocaust-like moral imperative, can have an overwhelming power, Fladen argues, above pitched rhetoric on other topics, to push people, even reasonable ones, to violence.

Pregnancy-Prevention Program Reduces Teen Abortions by 50 Percent--And It's Still Controversial

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.30.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Last week, the Colorado Department of Health and Ennvironment (CDPHE) blasted a news release to reporters crediting a pregnancy-prevention program for...

Colorado Politician Thinks Homosexuality And Pedophilia Are Evidence Of 'Demons' At Work

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gordon Klingenschmitt, the former Navy chaplain turned Republican state representative who has continually made headlines for his right-wing, homophob...

Colorado Politician Thinks Boy Scouts' New Policy Will Cause Boys To Be Molested

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America's decision to end its controversial ban on openly gay leaders isn't setting well with Colorado Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt. T...

Colorado Lawmaker Says Attack On Pregnant Woman Is A 'Curse Of God'

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

(Adds quote from lawmaker, detail of charge from local media) By Keith Coffman DENVER, March 26 (Reuters) - A Colorado l...

Colorado Springs Lawmaker Calls Attack on Pregnant Woman a 'Curse of God Upon America'

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

How can Klingenschmitt's latest statement possibly be ignored? He isn't another right-wing nut on YouTube. He's an elected official making laws under the gold dome in Denver. Where's the outrage by reporters and other watchdogs? If Klingenschmitt is going to politicize a horrific tragedy in the name of his anti-choice agenda, he should be called out.

Colorado Springs Lawmaker Endorses Comparing Planned Parenthood to ISIS

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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.


Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Great strides were made in LGBT rights this year and millions whooped it up at gay pride parades all around the country in celebration. But amid the usual rainbow flags, there was an interesting new wrinkle this year: the emergence of a new Jesus.

Jesus Will 'Overrule' SCOTUS And Throw Gays Into Hell, Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Former Navy chaplain Gordon "Chaps" Klingenschmitt slammed the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California'...

Man Who Believes 'Obamacare Causes Cancer' Wins GOP Primary In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

A conservative radio host who once declared that "Obamacare causes cancer" and said he believes a demonic spirit is possessing the president is on his...

'The Ultimate Hate Speech Is To Endorse Homosexuality'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt is the latest conservative voice to commend Colorado bakery owner Jack Phillips for his controversial refus...

'It's A Tragedy Every Time Somebody Comes Out Of The Closet'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NFL hopeful Michael Sam has received heaps of praise from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community after he came out as gay last mo...

You Should Have The 'Death Penalty' If You 'Recruit' Kids Into Being Gay, Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt is defending Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" legislation, saying that being lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans...

Gays Have Something 'Demonic' And 'Unhuman' Inside Of Them, Former Navy Chaplain Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt spoke out against a Colorado court's recent ruling that a Denver bakery must serve same-sex couples who seek wedding...

Jesus Would Command Married Gay Couples 'To Get Divorced Immediately,' Former Navy Chaplain Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A former Navy chaplain who's made headlines in recent months for a series of bizarre anti-gay declarations is at it again, this time denouncing same-s...

Gay Dad Looks Like He's 'Lusting' Over Baby In Photo, Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A former Navy chaplain who's made headlines in recent months for a series of bizarre anti-gay declarations is at it again. As Right Wing Watch rep...