Klingenschmitt Thinks God Caused Murder of Pregnant Woman

Last week there was a horrific crime in Colorado, where a woman attacked a pregnant woman and literally cut the fetus out of her. The deranged Gordon Klingenschmitt thinks the god he worships actually sent the woman to do that as part of his “curse” on America because of abortion and gay rights.

On his “Pray In Jesus Name” program today, Klingenschmitt discussed the story and tied it to a passage from Hosea in which God curses the people of Samaria for their rebellion by declaring that “their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open.”

“I wonder if there is prophetic significance to America today in that scripture,” he said. “This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb and part of that curse for our rebellion against God as a nation is that our pregnant women are ripped open.”

There are only two possibilities here. Either this brutal killer would have done it on her own, in which case it isn’t part of any curse, or God actually made the woman do it — which is fucking perverse. God is against abortion, so he curses the country by sending people to literally cut fetuses out of women. And he thinks the god that would do such a thing is praiseworthy. But remember, it’s atheists who have no morality. Now if you’ll pardon me, I have to find my eyes that rolled out of the room.

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  • colnago80

    Laugh it up, this fucktard got elected to the Colorado legislature.

  • marcozandrini

    I bet you didn’t know that Klingenschmidt is German for “I’m a friggin’ RWNJ who uses ‘religion’ and ‘God’ to make money from the idgits.”

  • John Pieret

    Laugh it up, this fucktard got elected to the Colorado legislature.

    His Republican colleagues aren’t exactly happy about that:


  • John Pieret

    And where Klingyshit goes can Kevin Swanson be far behind?

    Colorado-based radio host Kevin Swanson wondered yesterday if “by God’s providence, He may have somehow directed this irony to teach Colorado a lesson” about its “pro-abortion” policies.


    Assholes of a feather …

  • skinnercitycyclist

    So, if I understand this correctly, God is so upset at us tearing fetuses from the womb that if we do not stop it he is going to send psychotics to tear fetuses from wombs?

    If I do not immediately stop masturbating, will God send beautiful pornstars to my house to completely wank me dry, and serves me right?

    What do I get if I refuse to stop smoking marijuana? I better clean out the garage…

  • Rowan vet-tech

    Just as a heads up, the woman didn’t die. I backtracked to the original article and while the fetus died, the woman is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Goomba

    What the hell is going on?! First, Phil Robertson and now this, is violent bat-shit the new “bottom of the barrel?”

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Rowan vet-tech @ # 6: … the woman is expected to make a full recovery.

    Give or take massive PTSD and probable major difficulty in any future pregnancy.

  • ah58

    Explain to me again why we’re supposed to worship Klingenschmitt’s god?

  • wreck

    @ Goomba #7:

    “What the hell is going on?! First, Phil Robertson and now this, is violent bat-shit the new “bottom of the barrel?””

    I’m afraid that this barrel has no bottom.

  • You know, it’s like when your dad caught you smoking and made you smoke the whole pack, but with fetuses.

  • raven

    What the hell is going on?!

    The fundie xian god is a monster.

    How do they tell their god from satan and/or the demons though?

    It’s impossible. When something bad happens, it is either god’s will because he is in charge, satan, or demons. Klingenschmitt is big on demons.

    PS Since we know the gods are human’s sockpuppets, this tells you a lot about the people who created them.

  • caseloweraz

    Kevin Swanson: “We’re a murderer state,” Swanson said. “There is so much blood on the hands of this state, it’s hard to live here. It’s hard to live in the state of Colorado because there is so much blood on the hands of our leaders, here in the state of Colorado, and the populace who is so pro-abortion they would not protect this child who was murdered in her mother’s womb over the weekend.”

    I have a suggestion, Rev. Swanson. Advise your god, and your congregation, that you’re sorry you criticized this part of his divine plan by saying the woman should somehow have been protected by the citizens of Colorado.

  • grumpyoldfart

    This is the curse of God upon America for our sin

    Don’t worry about it. There’s not an American anywhere in the country who would fall for such nonsense.

  • busterggi

    If you truly believe in the Abrahamic god then yes, he must have caused it because everything is part of his plan. Of course this makes god a sick bastard but believers can’t see that.

  • dingojack

    So Fruity — Does this mean that doctors who achieve the same result (without killing the mother) are doing god’s work — but even better?


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  • wscott

    The Colorado State GOP has been scrambling to distance themselves from Klingeyshit ever since he won the nomination. (The party had backed his primary opponent.) And I’m pretty sure they’ll support someone else to run against him next time. So apparently it is possible to be too loathsome for the modern Republican Party. But you really have to work at it.

  • dingojack

    Anyway Fruity – abortion doctors are holy (if they’re men, anyway):

    Luke 2:23

    “(As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)”


  • That’s just sick. I’m as nauseated by this as I was by Phil Robertson’s rape-and-castration fantasy.

  • That bible quote is one that Christians are usually quick to disavow. “Oh, that’s not biblical morality. It’s just historical description. It doesn’t mean that god thinks like that.”

    Next time I run into one of those, I’ll have to point them to this story.

  • @dingojack

    Of course, that quote was originally a reference to the practice of child sacrifice of all first borns. I guess we should count ourselves lucky that they had enough sense to drop that tradition.

  • theguy

    “This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb”

    I’m guessing that Klingoschitt’s “god” is fine with not protecting innocent children, out of the womb, who need emergency medical care, or who need to be protected from abusive relatives. Funny how the double standards work.

    Anyway, if God’s responsible for this attack, does that make God an abortionist? Does Klingoschitt worship an abortion doctor?

  • dingojack

    LykeX – Hmm… I’d suggest you re-read Luke more carefully (not facetiously as I have done).


  • Who Cares

    The other republicans are distancing themselves from Klingenschmidt but they are not all disagreeing with him.

    “It’s so disrespectful to the victims,” said one political operative in the state capitol. “Does [Klingenschmitt] not think that the Internet works in the building?”

  • John Pieret

    Klingyshit sent a $1,000 donation to the family of the victim in this case. They sent it back.


    And, of course, he thinks his religious freedom is being violated by all of the criticism that he is receiving.

  • sabrekgb

    This would be a great thing for someone to call him on in the legislature…

  • StevoR

    ” .. God curses the people of Samaria for their rebellion ..

    – Gordon Klingenschmitt

    Sounds like Klingenschmitt doesn’t know who the Samaritans are :


    An older proto-Jewish group that stuck to older traditions and were thus reviled by the returning post-babylonian exiles who became formed the later Jewish religion. To the Jewish folks of the time they were considered the opposite of “good” hence Rabbi Jesus’s use of them in the famous parable which as Isaac Asimov story pointed out gets “lost in non-translation” :

    “The trouble is that the one word that is NOT translated in the Book of Ruth is the key word “Moabite,” and as long as it is not translated, the point is lost, it is lost in non-translation.

    “The word Moabite [from Ruth’s tale – it also applies for the word Samaritan -ed.] really means “someone of a group that receives from us and deserves from us nothing but hatred and contempt.” How should this word be translated into a single word that means the same thing to, say, many modern Greeks? Why, “Turk.” And to many modern Turks? Why, “Greek.”

    … We forget the point of the parable is entirely vitiated by the common phrase “good” Samaritan for that has cast a false light on who the Samaritans were. . . To the Jews [of Jesus’ time – ed.] the Samaritans were not good. They were hated, despised, contemptible heretics with whom no good Jew would have anything to do. Again, the whole point is lost through non-translation.

    …The Parable of the Good Samaritan clearly teaches that there is nothing parochial in the concept “neighbor,” that you cannot confine your decency to your own group and your own kind. All mankind, right down to those those you most despise are your neighbours.”

    – Pages 266-270 Isaac Asimov, “Lost in Non-translation” in ‘Magic’ anthology Harper-Collins, 1996.

    How hard is it to say that *nobody* deserves getting their baby literally cut our of their stomach without consent and no truly good and loving god would ever condone that in anyway let alone order it? A Deity failing that test of basic ethics ain’t worth worshipping!

  • StevoR

    Blockquote fail, sorry. This bit :

    “”The trouble is that the one word that is NOT translated in the Book of Ruth is the key word “Moabite,” and as long as it is not translated, the point is lost, it is lost in non-translation. “

    Was written by Isaac Asimov not me. For clarity. (Wish we could edit here, sigh.)

  • anubisprime

    The violent and blood-soaked fantasies haunting the sub-conscious of fundy dipshits has seemingly floated to the surface where it bobs around and the stench of rotting fear and loathing is palpable, they all seem obsessed by the blood and gore of those they consider ‘not like them’ …

    It does not bode well, fundy xtians have little to no self control and it will end badly…