Klingenschmitt Sees Demons in Ireland

Gordon Klingenschmitt knows a demon when he sees one. Or hears about one. Or finds anyone anywhere in the world doing or saying anything he doesn’t like, which he immediately attributes to demon possession. Like the people of Ireland voting to legalize same-sex marriage? Demons, obviously.

“There was a time when it was said that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland,” Klingenschmitt said, “and now I’m concerned that the snakes have returned to Ireland. And when I say snakes, I’m not talking about physical snakes, I’m talking about the demonic spirits inside of some of the people you see parading their sin in pride around the country, rejecting not just the Catholic Church but rejecting Jesus Christ himself.”

“Jesus Christ defined marriage between one man and one woman,” he continued, “and maybe it’s time for another St. Patrick to go back into Ireland and preach the good news that Jesus can make you free from sin and drive out the snakes once again.”

This man is an elected official in the state of Colorado. That is all.

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  • tuibguy

    I am pretty sure that if I move to Colorado it will not be to his district. My demons are none of his fucking business.

  • flyv65

    This whackaloon represents a particularly conservative chunk of particularly conservative Colorado Springs-and he’s been kicked off all the committees to which he was appointed due to blinding stupidity…

  • raven

    Those aren’t demons. The ones dressed in black are…Catholic priests.

    “Jesus Christ defined marriage between one man and one woman,”

    ???? I don’t remember this at all. If a xian says something is in the bible, it usually isn’t. If a xian quotes the bible it is usually taken out of context or means something totally different.

    I doubt if that is there but I’m not going to waste time checking.

    Biblical marriage was between one man and however many women he could round up and however many sex slaves he could afford. Solomon, one of the main heroes of the OT, had 300 wives and 700 sex slaves.

  • John Pieret

    flyv65:

    But he was later let back on them because of the blinding stupidity of the Republican party of Colorado.

    maybe it’s time for another St. Patrick to go back into Ireland and preach the good news that Jesus can make you free from sin and drive out the snakes once again

    You’re just the man for the job, Gordo! I’m sure we can even raise the fare for a (one way) flight. War with Ireland would be a small price to pay …

  • raven

    The whole idea of demons is silly. Even when I was a xian, my sect didn’t believe in demons. I never heard one word about them in decades.

    1. If demons control the world, where is god? Is he sick or dead? If he can’t keep the demons under control, why call him god? If he can and refuses to do so, why worship him?

    2. Where is free will and individual responsibility if millions or billions of demons control the world and the people in it. In that case, we are all just meat puppets in some version of a heavenly cartoon show that doesn’t even rise to the level of Reality TV.

  • whheydt

    Patrick is the patron saint of Engineers…he invented the worm drive.

  • raven

    Saint Augustine quote:

    All diseases of Christians are to be ascribed to demons; chiefly do they torment freshly-baptized Christians, yea, even the guiltless…

    St. Augustine, one of the towering intellectual founders of the Catholic church, was an idiot and malevolent as well.

    Most of us have left the Demon Theory of Disease behind but it still has its adherents. Hard to say how many millions have been killed by faith healing.

  • John Pieret

    Oh, for cripes sake! Now it’s Pat Buchanan:

    “As for the Catholic schools, I am sure that many of the priests, nuns and lay teachers are doing their best, but in the 21st century, the devil has all the best tunes. And, clearly, St. Patrick did not drive all the snakes out of Ireland.”

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/pat-buchanan-st-patrick-forgot-drive-gay-snakes-out-ireland#sthash.8uqecQFN.dpuf

  • tuibguy

    It’s true, the Devil does have all the best tunes. Larry Norman fought against that most of his life, bemoaning the mediocrity of Christian music.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA9h7g-PQsU

  • karmacat

    Snakes are useful in any ecosystem, so why are we honoring some dude for disrupting an ecosystem by driving out snakes. ?

  • macallan

    I am pretty sure that if I move to Colorado it will not be to his district. My demons are none of his fucking business.

    You could help voting his ass out of office.

    ( yeah, I know… )

  • Trebuchet

    This man is an elected official in the state of Colorado. That is all.

    Oh no, it’s not all. He is also a former officer of the US Armed Forces.

  • whheydt

    Re: macallan @ #11…

    There really aren’t any snakes in Ireland (unless some have been brought in pretty recently), but it has a lot more to do with covering the whole island with an ice cap and then isolating it with water all around than any human agency.

  • caseloweraz

    Pat Buchanan: “As for the Catholic schools, I am sure that many of the priests, nuns and lay teachers are doing their best, but in the 21st century, the devil has all the best tunes.

    That may have been true at one point. But then The Devil Went Down To Georgia.

  • grumpyoldfart

    This man is an elected official in the state of Colorado.

    Voted into office by Americans who knew exactly what they were getting.

  • Al Dente

    St. Patrick got the snakes to leave Ireland by gathering them all together and saying: “Any snake that wants to stay, raise your hand.”

  • felidae

    I spent 8 years of grade school being tormented by those demons in black who carried rosaries at their waist and they sure as hell weren’t married

  • kenn

    Solomon, one of the main heroes of the OT, had 300 wives and 700 sex slaves.

    The Bible says 700 wives and 300 concubines.

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    Klingenschmitt sees demons when his coffee gets cold, the mail is late, or the kitchen slightly overcooks his steak.