Klingenschmitt’s Absurd Excuse for Appalling Statement

Klingenschmitt’s Absurd Excuse for Appalling Statement March 31, 2015

Gordon Klingenschmitt is taking a huge amount of heat for claiming that a pregnant woman was gutted in Colorado because God was sending a message about abortion, so naturally he’s playing the victim and pretending that it has something to do with censorship.

He added that he was speaking as a preacher when he made those comments and not an elected representative and so “if other people are offended by the Bible, that’s okay, they don’t have to agree with me or come to my church or watch my TV show. It’s a free country.”

Klingenschmitt was interviewed on KOA News Radio 850 in Denver this morning about his comments, where he absurdly stated that “if you were offended because I quoted the bible in church, I ask you to forgive me but I will not apologize for quoting the Bible in church.”

Repeatedly insisting that the things that he says on his television program should not reflect of his role as a legislator, Klingenschmitt went on a claim that his religious freedom is somehow being violated by all of the criticism that he is receiving.

“If the government is now going to step into my church on Sunday and say ‘oh, you’re not allowed to do that because you are an elected official,” he said, “I would ask people to take a step back and think about how the government should be protecting your freedom of worship on Sunday and maybe cut me a little slack.”

Ah yes, that familiar old trick. No one has even suggested that there be any legal punishment for him saying what he said, he’s just being criticized for it. It’s really easy to turn yourself into a free speech martyr when there’s no actual threat to your free speech. Martyrdom without having to actually suffer any persecution. How convenient.

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