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'The Daily Show' ridicules Gordon Klingenschmitt

By: Michael Roberts, Westword
April 7, 2016 Updated: April 9, 2016 at 7:37 am
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Over the years, we've documented the misadventures of Gordon Klingenschmitt, whom we described in a 2014 headline as an "Exorcism-Doing, Gay-Slamming, Just-Elected State Rep" from the Colorado Springs area.

Our posts about Klingenschmitt, who's also a priest, have featured his claim that "gays have lost their soul" and his prayers to save the Boy Scouts from "sodomite" troop leaders.

Frankly, pretty much everything Klingenschmitt says is ripe for satire of the most brutal sort — and that's precisely what The Daily Show delivered last night in a report about "The Trans Panic Epidemic" that held up Colorado's biggest homophobe to well-deserved national ridicule.

"The Trans Panic Epidemic," delivered by Jessica Williams, currently the sharpest and funniest regular on The Daily Show, looks at the wave of so-called "bathroom bills" that attempt to ban members of the trans community from using public restrooms whose gender designations don't match those on their driver's license.

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