Disgraced anti-gay former Navy Chaplain Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt was joined by a friendly Republican Colorado state Senator to discuss fracking.
At the Western Conservative Summit in Denver Randy Baumgardner told Chappy that the presence of burnable amounts of methane gas in drinking water is perfectly natural. In fact, the “Indians” used it for “warmth” in the wintertime, according to the Senator.
Klingenschmitt aired the interview during the bastion of Christofascism that is his “Pray in Jesus’ Name” show. Klingenschmitt asked Baumgardner what he though about the government attempting to “pick and choose” which forms of energy to prioritize while “overtaxing others.”
“I’ve been doing a lot of the fracking seminars,” said Baumgardner, “and if people haven’t been, then they really don’t understand it.”
“They talk about methane in the water and this, that, and the other,” Baumgardner continued, “but if you go back in history and look at how the Indians traveled, they traveled to the ‘burning waters.’ And that was methane in the waters and that was for warmth in the wintertime.”
“So a lot of people, if they just trace back the history, they’ll know how a lot of this is propaganda,” he said.
Klingenschmitt was discharged from the Navy after he refused to obey orders that he not use his uniform as a prop in his fight for the use of Jesus’ name in military prayers.
The disgraced, insubordinate former chaplain recently won the Republican primary for House District 15, which covers a portion of Colorado Springs. He said in February, ironically, that he is running to “oppose a theocracy” that Democrats are attempting to implement, all while making extremist claims–like that Jesus will overrule the Supreme Court and throw gay Americans in Hell and that LGBT individuals want to get married so they can “gain access to children.”