Former Navy Chaplain Worries Ending DADT will End “Gay Exorcisms” (ReligionDispatches)
Years ago, author and Soulforce founder Mel White, in an interview, told me that he doesn’t judge those who say they are “ex-gay.”
“Who am I to say whether they are or not?” he said. “Only they know their own hearts.”
While that’s true, it doesn’t help those struggling with their homosexuality due to religious and societal condemnation to come into contact with people like former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt. Americans United notes that “Klingenschmitt claims he was drummed out of the Navy because he wanted to pray in the name of Jesus. In fact, he got tossed out for being insubordinate” as he violated military regulations forbidding servicemembers from wearing their uniforms to partisan events.
His discharge from the military has made him a hero to the religious right, a role he has embraced. His latest claim is that he conducted a “gay exorcism” on a lesbian servicemember, an incident he described on the David Pakman show:
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