Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt is a Republican elected to the Colorado House of Representatives. In fact, he won his seat with a massive 40 percent advantage. He also happens to believe that President Barack Obama is literally possessed by demons. He even wrote a book about it, which was published in 2012.
His book, “The Demons of Barack Obama: How the Gift of Discerning Spirits Reveals Unseen Forces Influencing American Politics,” is…
a non-fiction book explaining a practical, Biblical, Christian theology concerning the spiritual gift of discerning of spirits, which is generally described in the Bible as the supernatural ability God gives to some people to see otherwise invisible non-human spirits including the Holy Spirit of God, angels, and demons.
That’s according to the Amazon description. It goes on to say:
“This book examines the policies and actions of Barack H. Obama, to compare the moral indicators of his political behavior to Biblical standards of ethical morality, to help us discern what spirits are actually manifesting inside the soul of the 44th President of the United States.”
Right Wing Watch reports that the book identifies 50 alleged demonic spirits that have control over President Obama, including demons of “paganism, witchcraft, and homosexual lust.”
It gets better. He’s actually tried to exorcise Obama before, but from range. Apparently his powers of spirit-banishment have an accuracy penalty for range, because it doesn’t seem to have worked. Here’s the video of his effort, thanks to Right Wing Watch:
That’s still not all. According to the International Business Times, he also claimed to have exorcised and “cured” a girl of being a lesbian in 2011. In fact, homosexuality stemming from demonic possession is a running theme with him — he even claims that animals that display homosexuality are of the devil. Perhaps he’s struggled with repressed homosexual desires himself, and he finds it easier to deal with feelings of self-loathing when he can blame a third party for what he feels is a sin.
In any case, the fact that he’s been elected to a public position is an embarrassment to his constituency. He won with more than 70 percent of the vote. How does that even happen?