May 2, 2009

Idiot of the Week: Gordon James Klingenschmitt

Idiocy this astounding deserves attention, and attention it shall receive! Right here in the weekly Idiot of the Week series. Look for a new winner to be declared right here each Saturday.

There was a particularly crowded field of competitors this week. I was able to narrow it down to three contenders, but it was quite a challenge to pick just one. In the end, I had to go with former Navy chaplain, Gordon James Klingenschmitt, for calling on supporters to launch “imprecatory” prayers against Barry W. Lynn (Americans United) and Mikey Weinstein (Military Religious Freedom Foundation).
Almighty God, today we pray imprecatory prayers from Psalm 109 against the enemies of religious liberty, including Barry Lynn and Mikey Weinstein, who recently issued a press release attacking me personally,” prays Klingenschmitt on his Web site. “God, do not remain silent, for wicked men surround me and tell lies about me. We bless them, but they curse us. Therefore, find them guilty, not me. Let their days be few, and replace them with godly people. Plunder their fields and seize their assets. Cut off their descendants. And remember their sins. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Idiocy is one thing, but Klingenschmitt skillfully combined it with Christian extremism, pushing him over the top.

H/T to Stardust Musings and Thoughts for the Freethinker

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