Echoing what E W Jackson, one-time candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, had to say earlier this year, Christian right chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt said atheists are demonic on his June 6 program Pray in Jesus Name. The chaplain believes that atheists are possessed by demons and they do not realize this because the demons have blinded them from the truth.
“Atheists are possessed by demonic spirits but do not realize it because those demonic spirits are blinding them to the fact that they are possessed by demonic spirits. An atheist complainer, he looks at Jesus and doesn’t see the glory of Christ. He’s blind. And who has blinded him? Satan inside of him has blinded his eyes. It’s impossible for atheists to discern the demonic spirits,” said Klingenschmitt.
Jackson earlier made similar remarks about rationalist groups like the Freedom from Religion Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union.
“When the Foundation for Freedom From Religion and the ACLU goes around the country, trying to stop prayer in city council meetings and school board meetings, trying to stop prayer in every public event, they are not simply human beings who disagree with us, it is demonic power moving to shut down the power of God that comes through prayer,” Jackson had said.
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Dean Van Drasek
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