Worse And Worse For “Dr. Chaps”

Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt with Dwight David Dorty, a twice-convicted sex offender.

As the Colorado Springs Gazette’s Megan Schrader reports, GOP Rep. Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt, facing calls for his resignation once again after stating on his Youtube video program that it would be “better” for gay Boy Scout leaders “if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea,” has a rather ironic problem:

A few weeks before Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt found himself in hot water for saying Jesus said child molesters should be drowned, he interviewed a man on his show who has been convicted twice of sexual assault on a child and called him a “new friend.”

David Dorty, who is active in El Paso County politics and is with the American Conservatives of Color, appeared on Klingenschmittt’s video ministry Pray in Jesus’ Name (PIJN) News on July 16.

Dorty, as The Gazette reported in March, has twice been convicted of sexually assaulting a child, once by a person in a position of trust. [Pols emphasis]

You can watch Rep. Klingenschmitt’s interview here: the relevant portion begins about 17:55 in. Here’s what the Gazette reported about Dwight David Dorty back in March, after he was escorted out of the Colorado Republican Party’s annual meeting on orders from then-GOP chairman Ryan Call:

A twice-convicted sex offender from El Paso County caused a stir Saturday at the Colorado Republicans’ annual organization meeting by attending the event at Douglas County High School in support of the party’s new vice chairman Derrick Wilburn.

Ryan Call, who presided over the assembly as chair of the Colorado GOP, said he requested the sergeant of arms ask the individual to leave.

“I did not think it was appropriate to have him there, certainly on school grounds, or involved in connection with our meeting,” Call said.

According to the Gazette, Dorty was convicted twice of the crime of sexual assault on a child: once in 1986 and again in 1995. The second conviction added the aggravator of being a person in a position of trust over the child in question.

Kind of like a scoutmaster would be.

Now obviously, there are a number of takeaways from this latest revelation, and some might be mitigated by the time since Dorty’s conviction, and the contention by his supporters that he has been rehabilitated. We have no interest in further denigrating a person who has paid their debt to society to the crimes they’ve committed, though we certainly understand Ryan Call’s preference that a convicted sex offender not come on to the grounds of a public high school for an official Republican Party function.

As for “Dr. Chaps,” whose wishing of death on child molesters didn’t appear to make any exceptions for, you know, rehabilitation?

“I hope that Dr. Chaps has a good supply of millstones,” said Amy Runyon-Harms, executive director of Progress Now Colorado. [Pols emphasis]

Not much we can add to that, folks. The circle of utter hypocrisy appears closed.

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  1. notaskinnycook says:

    I got the last post on a thread on this subject a couple days ago. I posted it so late in the day, that I doubt many saw it. Here it is again, in case anyone wants to see what teh gayz are saying about ol' Gordy: 

    If it's publicity he wants, he's got it. I wonder if this was what he had in mind?                           http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/07/gordon-klingenschmitt-adult-scout-leaders-will-lead-to-child-abuse/


  2. Moderatus says:

    This only further proves that Klingenschmitt does not speak for the Republican Party.

    • FrankUnderwood says:

      You own him. You people pander to the bigoted assholes who think like him. He is the future of your party.

      • Conserv. Head Banger says:

        Frank: I'm a Republican and I don't "own" Gordon. And I don't pander to anyone like Mr. Klingenschmidt. As for Gordon being the "future of your party," you clearly don't know much about that party. Your crude attempt to tie all sorts of other people in with Klingenschmitt is rather, shall we say, not well placed.   C.H.B.

        • BlueCat says:

          Heck he's the present of your party. They all vote the same for the same nutty things. He's just more overtly nuts. Not a dime's worth of legislative difference between him and the rest  of your elected Rs right here, right now, all day long.

    • gaf says:

      He clearly speaks for the Republicans of HD 15. They supported him in caucuses, the assembly, the primary and the general election. Local party leaders wanted to see him elected. They don't want him speaking for the Republican Party, but he sure does represent the Republican Party.

      • Duke Cox says:

        Not surprising when you think about it.

        Most hypocrites, I surmise, would much rather someone else voice the vile, hateful things they feel. Vainglorious, upwardly mobile creatures (some call them Republicans) tend to associate. They don't want to say crazy shit publicly, so they use their media foils to speak for them. Some are just crazy enough to say the shit the rest of them feel.

        Klingenschmitt  is supported by far too many people who have been brainwashed since childhood. They send him out to spread the gospel they, like he, neither understands nor keeps. 

        Any sentient creature with a rudimentary level of perception who supports Klingenschmitts'  line of crap dismissively is either themselves a zealot or one who fears that angry, segregationist god.

        I think we need to hear even more about Klingenschmitt. The richer and more famous he becomes, the closer he gets to falling victim to his own ego… Some assholes just need more rope than others….

        Thanks for giving us plenty of coverage, Pols, but could you ease up on the close-ups? The guy is seriously creepy…. 

    • BlueCat says:

      He got nominated and elected by Republicans saying just this kind of stuff. 

      • mamajama55 says:

        The race to be the Republican nominee for HD15 was between David Williams, who had threatened to shoot gays, and who had seriously pissed off party insiders, Chaps, who said that he wanted to save gay's souls, and Mike Kuhn, a run of the mill Tea Party social conservative

        The party picked the one with the best media machine, i.e. Chappy.

        They may be regretting that choice now.

        Democrat Lois Fornander, of course, would have been a better choice than any of them, but Republicans have coasted to easy wins there in the last two elections.


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