Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt questions government interference with freedom of speech

“I did not show proper compassion for the victims of this horrific tragedy,” said Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt (R-Colorado Springs).

The lawmaker continues to receive backlash for his comments on the brutal attack on Michelle Wilkins.

The mom was stabbed at seven months pregnant, and her unborn baby taken out of her womb.

Klingenschmitt says his comments on the incident were false and incorrect.

“I never said it was an act of god, I never said it was god’s will. I don’t even believe that,” Klingenschmitt said.

However the comments he made cost the legislator a spot in one of two committees he’s a part of.

“I said this is the was curse of god in America for our sin of abortion,” Klingenschmitt said.

Now, Klingenschmitt is questioning government and its interference in his ministry.

“It’s not the government’s job to step into my church and tell me what bible verses I’m not allowed to preach. And I think the government has done that by removing me from a committee,” said Klingenschmitt.

Klingenschmitt says before he was elected, he checked with lawyers to ensure it was legal for him to continue his ministry as an elected official and although he got the OK,

“But now, essentially I’m being told by leader Delgrosso and established members of the republican party that, no, I’m not allowed to do both,” said Klingenschmitt.

Klingenschmitt will resume preaching once the legislative session is over.

He adds he has no plans to resign as a state representative or stop preaching.

Instead, he plans to leave that decision in the hands of the people.

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