A disgraced former Navy chaplain says that former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently embraced marriage equality for LGBT people because he has been influenced by “demonic voices” and is now “worthy of death” just like all homosexuals.
In an interview with The Huffington Post following President Barack Obama’s re-election, the former House Speaker had said that Republicans needed to understand that “gay relationships will be legal, period” and that conservatives should “accommodate and deal with reality.”
Right Wing Watch on Thursday noted that former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt had tried to make sense of Gingrich’s reversal in his most recent The Pray in Jesus Name Show broadcast.
“Newt is now pandering to the left,” Klingenschmitt explained. “He is moving away from the church to position himself as the left-wing moderate Republican candidate for a run for presidency in 2016.”
The chaplain revealed that Gingrich has personally called him during his 2012 presidential run, but declined to follow his advice to reach out to evangelical pastors.
“But now he doesn’t even care,” Klingenschmitt complained. “Now he’s pandering to the homosexual vote. I don’t understand that. It makes me concerned.”
Klingenschmitt continued by warning that the Bible says that “homosexual acts are worthy of death.”
“It’s not like Newt is personally engaging in homosexual activity, but the Bible condemns him now because he takes pleasure in those that do that sort of thing,” he insisted. “When the Bible condemns his endorsement of homosexual sin then he has become one of the sinners condemned by Romans, Chapter 1.”
“What are the voices that are whispering in Newt Gingrich’s ear? In the back of his mind he hears this, on one side is the Spirit of God, saying, ‘Newt, stand for righteousness, traditional marriage.’ One the other side there’s this voice that’s tempting him, ‘Oh, you might be able to get more votes on the left if you pander to homosexual sin.’”
Klingenschmitt concluded: “So, he discerning the spirits and he manifests the demonic voice by saying, ‘It’s not really a sin, we ought to endorse this.’”