Video: Former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt Claims to Perform Exorcisms on Gay People

| by Michael Allen

Former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, who founded the lobbying group The Pray In Jesus Name Project, claimed on 'The David Pakman Show' that he possesses the power to “exorcise” homosexuality out of people, on Tuesday.

Joining Klingenschmitt was Wayne Besen, executive director of the LGBT advocacy group Truth Wins Out, who challenged Klingenschmitt’s opening claim that he once “healed” a lesbian woman of her sexual orientation.

Besen said: “You cannot pray away the gay. What I think he’s talking about is absurd. People who go through individuals like that come to me afterwards to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. They’re not healed, they’re harmed by such voodoo, so to speak. This isn’t Christianity. This is some kind of cult-like, bizarre notion that has nothing to do with real religion but has something to do with radicalism and extremism.”

Klingenschmitt responded that when people confess their sins and profess faith in the Jesus Christ, he’s actually been able to “exorcise” homosexuality out of them.