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.