Klingenschmitt Keeps Lying About Navy Discharge

Gordon Klingenschmitt continues to just plain lie through his teeth about the reasons why he was discharged from the military. After losing his case in federal court, he says he’s going to appeal that ruling because [insert the same ridiculous lie he’s been telling for years].

A former Navy chaplain plans to appeal the decision of a federal judge who rejected his lawsuit aimed at restoring his military career…

The former chaplain, who now heads The Pray in Jesus Name Project, believes his career was ended simply because he is a man of prayer.

Klingenschmitt, Gordon (former Navy chaplain)”I sued the domestic enemies of the Constitution in the DC Court of Claims to redeem my career [and] to redeem my pension after I was robbed by people who punished me for quoting the Bible in chapel,” he tells OneNewsNow. “[I was robbed] by people who punished me for praying in Jesus’ name in uniform outside of chapel.”

But Klingenschmitt says even though Congress subsequently rescinded the policies that cost him his military career, the judge refused to rule in his favor…

The former chaplain, who now heads The Pray in Jesus Name Project, believes his career was ended simply because he is a man of prayer.

Klingenschmitt, Gordon (former Navy chaplain)”I sued the domestic enemies of the Constitution in the DC Court of Claims to redeem my career [and] to redeem my pension after I was robbed by people who punished me for quoting the Bible in chapel,” he tells OneNewsNow. “[I was robbed] by people who punished me for praying in Jesus’ name in uniform outside of chapel.”

But Klingenschmitt says even though Congress subsequently rescinded the policies that cost him his military career, the judge refused to rule in his favor.

“That victory was never grandfathered back to my case,” he laments. “… The judge recognized that but said that she did not have jurisdiction to review that policy because it was no longer in effect.

Again, lying. He was court-martialed, and convicted, because he refused a direct order not to appear at a political event across the street from the White House in uniform to offer a prayer. This is consistent with Pentagon regulations governing all branches of the military that forbid them from appearing at political events in their uniforms. Klingenschmitt absurdly claimed that this was an actual religious service when it was clearly a protest. His sponsoring church as a chaplain then withdrew their endorsement of him and the Navy discharged him. He’s been lying about it being all about “praying in Jesus’ name” because becoming a fake martyr is the way you keep the money flowing in on the Christian right.

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  • davefitz

    Lying about any discharge is always wrong! Zing!

  • lordshipmayhem

    He clearly needs a stronger antibiotic for that discharge.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … Congress subsequently rescinded the policies that cost him his military career…

    Did Congress explicitly change US Navy regulations about appearing in uniform at political events, or is this just another Klingenschmitt lie/delusion?

  • Canadian Yankee

    Did Congress explicitly change US Navy regulations about appearing in uniform at political events, or is this just another Klingenschmitt lie/delusion

    Oh, it’s most certainly a lie/delusion. Klingenschmitt is probably referring to Section 533 of the 2013 Defense Authorization Act, which reaffirms the rights of service members to hold and express basic religious belief. However, that same section explicitly says that this accommodation doesn’t allow anyone to violate the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which would include the proscription on political activity in uniform.

    So his claim that Congress has “rescinded the policy” that got him kicked out still depends on the underlying false assumption that he was kicked out for loving Jesus too much.

  • grasshopper

    My navy discharge was due to consuming too many blue jellybeans.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Every time I hear of Gordon and his aborted Navy career, I think of my grandfather. A man who served in both world wars and retired as a captain. His favorite grace was: “Is there a chaplain present? No? Thank God.” I can only begin to imagine the choice words he would have had if he knew of Gordon’s behavior.

  • garnetstar

    In the latest development, Gordon has discovered that the judge is gay and appointed by Obama. Therefore, verdict sure to be overturned!

  • Al Dente

    Klingenschmitt (former Navy chaplain) was discharged because the church which endorsed his chaplaincy withdrew the endorsement. That automatically started the discharge process. Klingenschmitt got an endorsement from another church and appealed to the Chief of Chaplains to be reinstated. However, since Klingenschmitt had received two poor fitreps (Report on Fitness of Officer) and been convicted by court martial, the Chief of Chaplains refused to reinstate him.

    Klingenschmitt was given specific permission by his commanding officer to attend the political meeting but was warned that wearing his uniform at the meeting would result in disciplinary action. He wore his uniform and was court martialled, just as his CO warned would happen. The rule against wearing a uniform at a political function has been in effect since the 1800s.

    This is just further evidence that Klingenschmitt is not the sharpest knife on the Christmas tree.

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    Maybe Klingenshit should see a doctor about that discharge, then he won’t have to keep lying about it.

  • ottod

    It’s worth noting that Klingenschmitt (former Navy Chaplain) is apparently now (State Rep. Elect, Colo.)

  • thebookofdave

    I sued the domestic enemies of the Constitution in the DC Court of Claims to redeem my career [and] to redeem my pension after I was robbed by people who punished me for quoting the Bible in chapel

    The people did redeem his career and pension. It’s not our fault that he refused to use them to buy the recommended product, and instead cashed them for their intrinsic value (1/20th of one cent). The terms were right there on the note.

  • howardhershey

    Isn’t it great that he was able to land in another job where lying is a prerequisite: Republican State Representative. He certainly has professional grade skills.