Colorado State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt Says Allah is Satan

A crane collapsed during a storm at Grand Mosque at Mecca earlier this month and 107 Muslims were killed. Industrial accidents happen all the time, but Colorado State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, who has a long history of offensive and dishonest claims, told listeners on his show, “Pray In Jesus Name,” that it wasn’t a storm that killed them, but God, as punishment for praying to Allah, who in Klingenschmitt’s mind, is not just a “false God” but Satan:

“There are two different Gods,” he said. “There is the true God, Jehovah, the father of Jesus Christ, and there is a false god, Allah, who is the father of the false prophet Muhammad. Now which one were they praying to when an ‘act of God’ dumped this crane on their heads and killed 107 people? I think they were praying to a false god…they were really praying to Satan.”

Watch courtesy of Right Wing Watch:

Our old friend Gordon Klingenschmitt needs to read his Bible. He seems a bit confused by how many gods there are. Allah isn’t in the Bible, obviously, since Judaism and Christianity predate Islam, but there are other gods, including, prominently, Baal. The Bible even has God (YHWH) telling the Jews, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

So yes, there are undeniably other Gods according to the Bible. If there was only one other God, YHWH would have simply named him. But the plural tells us the authors of the Old Testament were thinking about lots of other gods – the gods of the Gentiles the gods of polytheism.

Satan, in the Old Testament, is just a lieutenant of YHWH. It isn’t until later he becomes an evil entity and the snake in the Garden of Eden ceases to be just a snake.

But having established his false premise about false gods, Klingenschmitt ventures into uncertain waters with the usual conservative either/or thinking:

“You could either say Allah wanted to kill them,” he continued, “or you could say this is the consequence of their sin when they were really praying to Satan.”

Or you could say it was the storm, or human error, but why let facts intrude? And never mind asking why God would kill innocent Muslims with a crane collapse but let the Islamic State, which is composed of what other Muslims agree, are fake-Muslims, run rampant.

I’d say Klingenschmitt’s god needs a new decision-making paradigm.

According to Colorado’s wayward state representative, Allah “has destroyed them, both physically and spiritually; physically in this horrible accident and spiritually when their souls are cast into Hell.”

I just want to mention here, apropos of Klingenschmitt’s close-minded attitude, that Pope Francis yesterday wished Muslims a happy Eid al-Adha, when Muslims make the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. On Thursday, a stampede outside Mecca killed hundreds of Muslims.

Rather than berating Muslims or accusing them of worshiping a false god, Pope Francis offered them sympathy, saying “I am thinking of them. I’m close to them in the face of the tragedy that they suffered in Mecca.”

You can decide for yourself who the true Christian here is.

Klingenschmitt, on the other hand, offered this: “Boy, these people really have a hard time discerning which God they should be praying to.”

Yet he thinks people ought to be praying to a God who in a fit of snit knocks cranes over like children their towers of blocks, and kills them by the hundreds, or who swamps New Orleans with a flood because some gay people live there, or who knocks entire flocks of birds out of the sky because somebody had sex with an “unapproved” partner.

I would think, if people were going to worship any god, they would not choose that god. And you would have to conclude, based on a comparison of things the pontiff has said and the things the Religious Right’s representatives have said, that they aren’t worshiping the same god either, which creates at the very least a third god of monotheism (an obvious problem), giving us an Old Testament god, a New Testament god, and a Muslim god.

However, if, as Klingenschmitt claims, there are only two gods, and if Pope Francis worships the “true God,” that leaves the Colorado representative worshiping the other god: Satan.

30 Replies to “Colorado State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt Says Allah is Satan”

  1. interesting… what do you suppose Mohamed’s view of a ‘VIP section’ for worshiping Allah during Hajj would be when all are supposed to be equal?

  2. …Gordo Klingonshitts like all ‘good’ Teahadists worships Mammon…also he’s fugly, and his mama dresses him funny…

  3. Here in the U.S. even complete idiots like Klingenschmitt and me have freedom of religion and speech. Colorado voters will have to handle Klingenschmitt at the ballot box.

    As for me, I’ll proudly retain my well deserved “idiot” standing among the Klingenschmitt crowd. [wink]

  4. With people (and I’m being kind using that term) like Klingenschmitt, it’s hard to tell whether they’re just stupid, or seriously mentally ill, or whether they’re just lying sacks of shit. Or a combination of any two out of the three.

  5. I knew one of these rightwing nutbags would blame some divine intervention for the deaths of all those people yesterday. It’s what they do. Ascribing human events to divine forces is the literal definition of delusional.

  6. Of course Allah is Satan. Just as YAHWEH is Satan. Just as the LORD is Satan.

    Of course, one of those would have to actually exist before it’s counterpart could come into being.

  7. Klingenschmitt and his ilk are so intolerant that they’ll even denounce those who worship the same god they do: Catholics, Mormons, Baptists, Jews, *Muslims* et al.

    Truth bomb: calamities strike randomly, and — being non-sentient — they don’t care what you believe.

    Yet people like Klingenschmitt love singing “God’s Wrath” when bad things happen to other people.

    Notice that they don’t talk much about how faith doesn’t protect “real” Christians. You’d think they would get tired of having to explain why bad things happen to “true believers.”

  8. Lord Gor-don is the very Satan he accuses Allah to be!! And Shadowolf, I understand the play on Gor-dons last name as I do it myself however even a pile of Klingon crap has MORE honor than Lord Gor-don. In Klingon Gor-don would be a Hhak-tah BAH! an Animal. Or FhekLhar= Klingon Satan.

  9. Allah

    According to Francis Edwards Peters, “The Qur’ān insists, Muslims believe, and historians affirm that Muhammad and his followers worship the same God as the Jews (29:46). The Qur’an’s Allah is the same Creator God who covenanted with Abraham”.

    And hence the same God of Christians.

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  11. What a blathering idiot. There is only one God but many names. “Christians” who preach hate against others are not fit to call themselves followers of Jesus.

  12. One of my favorite movie scenes is from Lilies of the Field where Sidney Poitier says prayer might not do any good but it sure can’t hurt.
    I will be the first to admit I am not a religious person but I am firmly convinced that there is a Supreme Being because of the Big Bang theory. Believing in a Supreme Being means I am Monotheistic. Among the monotheistic religions, The Supreme Being may be known as Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah or something else. But He is still the same cat.
    Among the three big Abrahamic Religions, Judaism came first followed by Christianity and then Islam. For the first three hundred years or so of Islam, Islam was considered to be nothing but a heresy of Christianity. Then Pope Urban II took matters into his own hands when the Patriarch of Constantinople asked for his help to keep the Turks from overrunning the place. Ergo, the Crusades. Things have not been the same thing.
    Just remember, the Supreme Being is the same Supreme Being, no matter what he is called.

  13. It was Mother Nature that killed them…the same biatch that kills children in hurticanes, tsunamis, tornadoes…it’s obvious she is more powerful than YHWH and Allah

  14. Klingenschmitt is not only pandering to Israel’s campaign of hate, he doesn’t even know his theology. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all trace back to the monotheism of Abraham, and whether it is Allah, Yawweh, or God, it is all the same deity. The Islamic Satan goes by the name “Shaitan.”

    How do such totally clueless morons get elected to state office!

  15. While taking my morning shower, in Spanish a shower bath is called ducha which translates as douche, I got to thinking about heresy. I refer you to this link on the subject of heresy:

    The use of words to communicate is interesting. We were visiting some friends who had company from England. The English lady excused herself to go take a douche. The Americans in the room looked at each other kind of funny.

    We Americans did not realize that the word douche literally means “to take a shower bath.” We use the word douche to describe the irrigation of a female bodily cavity for hygienic purposes.

    S/ Master of Minituae

    The more I know, the more I know I don’t know.

  16. I tend to cringe every time I see that good old Klingonshitt is preaching his hatred and prejudice again. This guy doesn’t even resemble a Christian, and certainly should be someone anyone goes to for religious advice.

    The Pope is literally preaching the teachings of Jesus, which makes him a true Christian, rather than a pseudo-Christian like this heretic. Anyone that preaches hatred and prejudice from the pulpit, isn’t worthy of being called a Christian, because that isn’t what Jesus taught…

  17. Every time I see a report like this further justifies my decision to divest myself from organized religion. All I’ve seen in my experiences as a “Christian” in the “judeao/Christian” cult is greed, intolerance, racism and “justification” to commit murder “in the name of God”. What I see in the seats of power, in governance and commerce, (military, industrial complex) are Nazi Zionist thugs who control everything we see and hear in the “news” and the constant stream of disinformation and stereotyping in our “entertainment” that make it impossible, without the truths in alternate media, not to become the racist war mongering empire that is the United States of Nazi israel. On a personal note: A well respected physician (west point graduate)I am a patient of had resigned his commission of Lieutenant Colonel because of the racist indoctrination and culture that imposes it’s self on the enlisted corps. Blew my mind!

  18. Fox News Channel’s “Senior Judicial Analyst” and former Judge, Andrew P. Napolitano calls the Pope a ‘false prophet’ and Obama is his ‘anti-Christ’.

    And some unbalanced ‘holy man’ in Arkansas says American is the true Babylon and Hillary is its ‘whore’.

    Now this Colorado ‘true prophet’ claims Allah is Satin.

    What’s a poor sinner to do? Pray to The Donald?

  19. I just can’t believe how an ignorant hate-filled man like him can be a Rep. Jews, Christians and Muslims pray to the same God. Jesus the middle eastern guy spoke Aramaic; so he could never have used the word ‘God’; in his language it is Ilahi, pretty close to the Arabic Allah. The differences in Christianity and Islam are that Muslims only see Jesus as a prophet and don’t believe in the trinty: Father, son, holy ghost. And of course Christians don’t recognise Mohammad as a prophet. A Muslim fanatic would probably kill a Christian if he disrespected Jesus.

  20. Wow! This is an elected official? And you Americans wonder why your country has gone to the crapper.

    Religious nuts and big corporations running the country… what could possibly go wrong?

  21. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t “Allah” the Arabic word for God and Arab Christians say “Allah”? Therefore,isn’t “Christian” Zio-Nazi Colonel Klinkundshitt actually claiming that Arab Christians are really praying to Satan? Klinkundshitt needs to resign from office! Dismissed!!!

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