Klingenschmitt Thinks He Helped Win SCOTUS Case

Oh, Gordon Klingenschmitt. You’re just so transparent. In a post on his website about the Supreme Court ruling — really just a disguised article to get you to send him money — he tells his followers that he and they actually helped win the case!

Hallelujah! Today YOU helped score a VICTORY at the U.S. Supreme Court, reaching the pinnacle of seven years of work and prayer with The Pray In Jesus Name Project.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that it’s OK for pastors to pray “in Jesus’ name” at city council meetings. Five opinions were written in Greece v. Galloway, with three supporting opinions and two opposing.

Gee Gordon, how exactly did you or they help score that victory? I don’t recall you being involved in arguing the case before the court. Oh, you mean that you helped because you acted as a cheerleader? Good for you. But this is really just a way to get people to send him money on the premise that it’s actually doing something effective. There are four — four — links in the text of that single post to a page where you can sign an “urgent petition” to tell Congress to pass a bill to “let military chaplains pray their conscience.” And Klingenschmitt will graciously fax it to “all 536 Senators and Congressmen AND PRESIDENT OBAMA for just $129.” What a deal!

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  • cptdoom

    There are four — four — links in the text of that single post to a page where you can sign an “urgent petition” to tell Congress to pass a bill to “let military chaplains pray their conscience.” And Klingenschmitt will graciously fax it to “all 536 Senators and Congressmen AND PRESIDENT OBAMA for just $129.” What a deal!

    I’m sorry, do people still fax? And why would sending a petition to Congress and the President cost $129? All you have to do is scan the damn thing, attach it to an email and you can send it to all those people for practically free. I do hope the good chaplain is not scamming his followers.

  • John Pieret

    Gee Gordon, how exactly did you or they help score that victory? I don’t recall you being involved in arguing the case before the court.

    Gee, Ed, don’t you know that The Pray In Jesus Name Project accomplishes everything “good” that happens in America (but, strangely, can’t stop anything “bad” that happens). Just pray (as you drop your donation in the nearest mailbox) and you TOO can take credit for whatever you like!

  • dhall

    Klingenschmitt helped the Supreme Court reach its decision by praying, asking gawd to intervene and guide their thinking. Or just exert some mind control over the justices. Something like that.

  • http://cheapsignals.blogspot.com Gretchen

    I’m sorry, do people still fax? And why would sending a petition to Congress and the President cost $129? All you have to do is scan the damn thing, attach it to an email and you can send it to all those people for practically free. I do hope the good chaplain is not scamming his followers.

    Hell, for $129 you could buy the scanner and probably a month of internet.

  • John Pieret

    Gretchen:

    Hell, for $129 you could buy the scanner and probably a month of internet.,/i>

    But not Klingyshit’s next meal or his next campaign ad.

  • matty1

    To be fair he says ‘you’ – his supporters achieved this not that he did. I’m guessing he thinks their prayers led God to control the Justices minds.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Did they ask Jesus His permission to pray in His name? Going by some of the people who do pray in His name, you’d figure He’d be more zealously protective of His IP. It’s not like it would be tough for Him, either. Disney just has lawyers; Jesus has everything. Plus, if it hits court, He gets to swear on His book to Himself.

  • cry4turtles

    Guess the next on SCOTUS’s open with prayer list will be in public schools. Who would be surprised?

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    I think this song sums up the likes of Gordon Klingenschmitt and what he’s doing here very well :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35K6vQRt67g

    Along with the televangelists and a lot of the other right wing scammers.

    “What does God need with a starship?”

    – Captain Kirk, Star Trek V – The Final Frontier written /directed / etc? Gene Roddenberry.

    “Well the God I believe isn’t short of cash, Mister!”

    – Bono, Song lyric “Bullet the Blue Sky”, U2.

  • carbonfox

    Klingenschmitt helped the Supreme Court reach its decision by praying, asking gawd to intervene and guide their thinking. Or just exert some mind control over the justices. Something like that. -dhall

    To be fair he says ‘you’ – his supporters achieved this not that he did. I’m guessing he thinks their prayers led God to control the Justices minds. -matty1

    No doubt this is exactly what they think, but at the same time, they’ll scream “free will!!1!” all night and day in other contexts.

  • zero6ix

    I ran his congratulatory message through google translate, and set it to go from “Charlatan” to “Sanity”. Here’s what came out(translations in italics and in (parentheses)):

    Hallelujah! Today YOU(the supreme court, not you, random citizen) helped score a VICTORY(helped bolster a position that literally makes everyone else hate your guts) at the U.S. Supreme Court, reaching the pinnacle of seven years of work and prayer(sitting around and doing absolutely nothing fo, wait, SEVEN YEARS? Jeeze, you people need to get out more)with The Pray In Jesus Name Project.give me money, because I get to keep it all. Non-profits rock, especially when you can make a profit. F.O. taxman!)

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that it’s OK for pastors to pray “in Jesus’ name”(well, not “in jesus name”, but a prayer. We’ll just say “in jesus name” until we get in trouble with the jews. or the muslims. Basically, anyone not christian. Then a whole new time wasting debate can begin!) at city council meetings. Five opinions were written in Greece v. Galloway, with three supporting opinions and two opposing.(Three of our boys, and two vile heathens. What the fuck is wrong with these people, trying to point out that other ideologies exist. Dunces.)