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Ex-Navy Chaplain Threatens Program Viewers with Gun (Video)

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"Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt has repeatedly tried to shut down the YouTube account of RightWingWatch.org, which shares clips of his shows with its readers.

RightWingWatch.org has consistently won the YouTube battles based on "Fair Use" laws, which allows portions of copyrighted content to be used for news gathering or commentary purposes.

On his "Pray In Jesus Name" Internet program today, Klingenschmitt warned viewers of RightWingWatch.org that he had recently got a concealed carry permit, which he held up on camera, and suggested he would shoot them if they came to his home (video below).

Klingenschmitt claimed he was getting death threats from RightWingWatch.org viewers because of comments on YouTube, which RightWingWatch.org has no control of.

RightWingWatch.org states on its YouTube page: "We in no way support or endorse comments written by third parties and are in no way responsible for them."

“Even though I’m a chaplain, even though I’m a noncombatant, that I’m a 20-year military veteran and I was a nuclear missile officer and I was the captain of my high school rifle team,” said Klingenschmitt.

"So, I did recently go down and I got my concealed carry permit,” added the ex-Navy chaplain. "So for those of you watching on RightWingWatch and issuing death threats against me, just know that if you come to my home and you threaten my wife, that I will defend myself and my wife. And I’ll pray for your soul. I pray that you go to heaven. Right?”

According to RawStory.com, Klingenschmitt then referenced Luke 22:36 from the Bible, in which Jesus says, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag, and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one."

Klingenschmitt claimed this verse means Jesus wants you to “sell your clothes and buy a gun.”

“America, you can follow Jesus’ advice and Jesus’ teaching and arm yourself,” stated Klingenschmitt. “He advocating what became the basis for the Second Amendment, that God has given us a right to self defense.”

In September 2006, Klingenschmitt was reprimanded and fined $3,000 for disobeying an order not to wear his military uniform at a political protest in front of the White House, noted The Washington Post. He was honorably, but involuntarily discharged in 2007.

Sources: RightWingWatch.org, The Washington Post, RawStory.com, BibleHub.com

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