Many readers of this column may be wondering: Why do so many unquestionably insane religious fanatics like Ted Baehr, Rick Wiles, Stan Solomon and Avi Lipkin even worthy of notice? Considering it has been years since any of them have said anything that was even remotely credible, why would anyone in their right mind take them seriously?
Which is a correct sentiment: They are not to be taken seriously. But they are being taken seriously, and by people with the ability to produce longstanding consequences of their insanity.
Take, for example, the demon-obsessed anti-gay conspiracy theorist Gordon Klingenschmitt, who, yesterday, had a Colorado State Senator, Kent Lambert, appear on his "Pray In Jesus Name" radio show, where it was Lambert, not Klingenschmitt, who declared that Colorado's civil unions law is an effort to implement "mind-control."
Once again adhering to the deliberate misconception that not persecuting everything non-Christian leads to persecution of Christians, Lambert asserted that the law had no exemptions for religious objections, meaning that it "completely suppresses basically any ideas; it's a mind-control experiment by the majority party, the Democrats, here in Colorado to force everybody, including children in schools, everything else, under penalty of law, to believe in homosexual marriage."
Again, this is not just another random religious nutcase; not somebody Klingenschmitt found napping in the dumpster and paid a few bucks to sit there and agree with him. This is a State Senator.
And if Lambert's brain actually knows what his mouth has been saying, the fact that he was willing to take someone like Gordon Klingenschmitt seriously is the least of Colorado's problems.