Colorado State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt (R) reportedly asked his fellow lawmakers today to observe a “moment of silence to remember the 57 million American citizens that have been lost since the Roe v. Wade decision.”
According to RHRealityCheck.org, Colorado House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D) told the pro-life Klingenschmitt that the statement was “out of order.”
“I am sorry,” added Hullinghorst. “We can talk about it. That should have been a point of personal privilege, which requires the OK of the speaker in advance to do a moment of silence. So come and visit with me, and we’ll talk about it perhaps for tomorrow.”
Klingenschmitt, also known as "Dr. Chaps," is a former Navy Chaplain who has made numerous outrageous statements on his Internet TV show “Pray in Jesus’ Name,” notes RightWingWatch.org (video below).
In more political and religious news, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota), who is Muslim, invited Family Research Council president Tony Perkins to come to Minneapolis and see that Islamic "no-go zones" do not exist, reports Mediaite.com.
Earlier this week on his "Washington Watch" radio show, Perkins said:
"Let me talk about the 'no-go zones,' now some of that, we saw the effect of in France where they have like 700 no-go zones where authorities have allowed the basically Sharia law to be imposed,There are some areas in this country that by in effect that has occurred. Dearborn, Michigan, one of the places, there are some places in Minneapolis, I don’t think it’s as clear cut as what we’ve seen in Europe, it’s been more again by the effect that that’s occurred.”
In response, Rep. Ellison tweeted today, "@tperkins: While there aren't any 'Sharia no-go zones' in Minneapolis, I invite you to come and see for yourself."