This week, Religious Right activist and Colorado state legislator Gordon Klingenschmitt took a massive leap by accusing gay and lesbian citizens of America of persecuting Christians similarly to the way that ISIS persecutes (and murders) dissidents in the middle east.


Though they have Donald Trump preparing to run the country straight into the ground, evangelical dingbats across the nation just won’t sit down and shut up about their so-called persecution.

Klingenschmitt was engaging in some stark raving mad ranting on his program, “Pray in Jesus Name,” when he made the massive leap.

According to Klingenschmitt, there are “religious police,” that control how Christian Americans can act – much like “religious police” in ISIS-dominated areas of the middle east.

“How is that any different? We have religious police here in America that are doing the same, on a lesser scale, to the Christians here in America that the Islamic State is doing to the homosexuals in Syria.”

Oh you know, one is murdering innocent people for their sexuality while the other says, “hey, these people’s sexuality is none of your damn business so shut up and do something else with your time.”

Honestly, does anyone need safe spaces more than idiots like this man?


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at