"Gordon Klingenschmitt" by Donn Bruns / CC BY-SA 4.0

Far-Right Christian Activist Just Barely Loses Race for City Council in Colorado

Apr 5, 2019

By Hemant Mehta

Christian activist Gordon Klingenschmitt, who won a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives in 2014, lost his bid for the City Council in Colorado Springs. But not by much.

It’s important to understand just how disastrous and toxic he would’ve been. The most obvious obvious example of that occurred in 2015 when State Rep. Klingenschmitt responded to a brutal crime with no empathy whatsoever.

A pregnant woman was attacked by a stranger who literally cut her baby out of the womb. That man took that dead baby to a hospital and claimed the woman had a miscarriage.

Klingenschmitt’s response was that the crime was God’s punishment for permitting abortion (“not protecting innocent children in the womb”). Pregnant women being “ripped open” was just part of God’s plan. (He’s so “pro-life,” he didn’t give a damn about the attack on the woman.)

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