Jan 26, 2011
This week's cartoon was inspired by this article by Candace Chellew-Hodge at religiondispatches.org. Chellew-Hodge excerpts an interview of former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt on the David Pakman show in which he describes having "exorcised" the gay out of a lesbian sailor:
"I looked into her eyes and said 'You foul demon of lesbian homosexuality, come out of this woman in Jesus’ name!' She began to weep and she loved Jesus. She began reading her Bible, became the best evangelist in our church. She got baptized and started dating boys."
Klingenschmitt, who was discharged from the Navy for wearing his military uniform to partisan political events (that's a no-no), frets that the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" will mean that other chaplains will no longer be allowed to exorcise those foul demons of lesbian homosexuality from the service members in their care.
Who ya gonna call? Ghost busters?