Gordon Klingenschmidt “PhD” (I’m going to go out on a limb and guess it’s a Divinity degree) believes that people become gay by literally being possessed by gay demons. And that the reparative therapy necessary is exorcism and prayer and repenting. Also, that people who disagree with him should be “struck down”, though that doesn’t mean “killed,” just forceably impoverished. Which in our society pretty much means the same thing, only in a much prolonged sorta way.
Alan Colmes generally doesn’t do all that great when dealing with ridiculously dogmatic politicos and talking heads, but wow, did he handle this guy. The “clarify repeatedly” tactic really works with people whose positions are ridiculous on their face. Props.
Meanwhile, gay people are people, not demons. And voting for human rights doesn’t mean you’re being possessed by any sort of supernatural entity, demon or angel. (Which completely puts the lie to his assertion that we have free will and are free to choose whether to sin or not, by the way.) Gays will win their emancipation from second-class status, will win recognition of the fact that they deserve every other right the social contracts we presently reserve for heterosexuals confer on them, and society will simply learn to deal. Given enough time, people will even come to recognize their privilege on that axis, and check it for the betterment of society as a whole. Maybe on more axes than just sexuality.
Or maybe that’s wishful thinking.
Fractal wrongness and religiously-inspired bigotry do make for an interesting specimen now and again though, so easy to dissect and display all their rotten innards for study. But I weep that people like this guy exist all over our society, and are in positions of influence over so many others. And this is one of their best-in-breeds, considering the titles and positions!