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Congressman Louie Gohmert opposes gun control because gay marriage leads to bestiality

Says churches are going to be forced to hire cross-dressing Satan-worshipers
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Earlier this year, Rick Scarborough of Vision America launched a new organization called Tea Party Unity, which seeks to become a “unique clearinghouse and town hall forum where various existing Tea Party leaders can communicate and exchange ideas to help all Tea Parties become more effective.”

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)

Scarborough is a notoriously vociferous anti-gay activist, the sort who insists on referring to gay people as “sodomites” and proclaiming that AIDS is God’s punishment … so, of course, one of the first people to participate in a conference call promoting Scarborough’s new effort was none of than Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).

During the course of the call, Gohmert was asked about his opposition to any gun control legislation, which he explained by bizarrely linking the topic to gay marriage and bestiality:

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In fact, I had this discussion with some wonderful, caring Democrats earlier this week on the issue of, well, they said “surely you could agree to limit the number of rounds in a magazine, couldn’t you? How would that be problematic?”

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And I pointed out, well, once you make it ten, then why would you draw the line at ten? What’s wrong with nine? Or eleven? And the problem is once you draw that limit; it’s kind of like marriage when you say it’s not a man and a woman any more, then why not have three men and one woman, or four women and one man, or why not somebody has a love for an animal?

There is no clear place to draw the line once you eliminate the traditional marriage and it’s the same once you start putting limits on what guns can be used, then it’s just really easy to have laws that make them all illegal.

Earlier in the discussion, Gohmert called on Christians to take a more active role in politics … because otherwise their churches are going to be forced to hire cross-dressing Satan-worshipers:

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You need to educate yourselves on the issues. You need to understand that when there is a law being pushed, as it has for several years, that says that religious institutions should not be exempt from discrimination laws, that it is going to devastate the church, the synagogue, the places of worship that hire people because ultimately they’re saying you have to hire whatever Satan-worshiper, whatever cross-dresser you think might be immoral, that’s against your religious belief. You are going to be forced to abandon your religious beliefs, and we’ve been seeing that with some of the requirements under Obamacare.

The freedom of the church is at risk nowadays … Law always reflects someone’s morality, so if Christians are not involved in making sure it reflects their morality as a majority, according to polls, then it’s going to reflect a lack of morality or some immorality. So the law will reflect somebody’s and it better be the majorities that believe in God.

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133 more reader comments:

  1. Hope he gets his bad karma quick.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:43pm
  2. Is this a headline from the Onion???

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:43pm
  3. wtf is wrong with this guy???

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:44pm
  4. Have we ever, in the history of the USA, ever ever seen this kind of complete lack of decency, intellect, and logic in any of our politicians? They don’t even care if they are caught saying the most vile things anymore…And, the crowds clap. What is wrong with this country?

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:44pm
  5. You are obviously not familiar with Louie Gohmert.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:44pm
  6. MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:45pm
  7. that was sarcasm….

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:45pm
  8. I wanna crush his testacles with a nut cracker

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:45pm
  9. Wow, really? How do these people get into power?

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:45pm
  10. … …This actually made me laugh out loud and ask what to the invisible guy next to me.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:46pm
  11. He’d probably like that, he clearly has issues.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:46pm
  12. Nothing surprises me from this bozo.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:46pm
  13. WTH?????

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:46pm
  14. thought this was an onion article until i saw the source

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:46pm
  15. Ugh

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:47pm
  16. What

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:47pm
  17. Omg! Annoys me when people rant about gun control. It’s just like talking politics, make a wrong move and you can lose a friend for something so stupid.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:48pm
  18. I wonder how many heads would explode if Jesus came back and tried to take away all the guns…

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:48pm
  19. Wow. What a loser…

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:49pm
  20. That train of thought is on a whole new kind of track (Republican built of course)

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:49pm
  21. I oppose Louie Gohmert for being a gay bashing thug who violated his oath of office

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:50pm
  22. of course…makes perfect sense, said NO ONE EVER.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:50pm
  23. same here

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:50pm
  24. I mean that was so idiotic I broke down laughing. Oh the arrogance.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:50pm
  25. Wait… What?

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:50pm
  26. Facepalm!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:50pm
  27. This is what happens when ignorance multiplies.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:50pm
  28. WTFF?

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:51pm
  29. uh…not sure how anyone could make a correlation between these things. What an ignorant asshat.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:51pm
  30. This guy is in Congress? No wonder nothing is getting done there… He’s a Total Moron…

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:51pm
  31. How do you actually get this stupid? What a freak!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:52pm
  32. I just wish I knew how to combat this ignorance.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:52pm
  33. lol these idiots are just running out of arguments and excuses so they are just lumping shit up together .

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:52pm
  34. Wait, is this real or satirical??? I really can’t tell anymore.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:52pm
  35. It’s short minded people like this that make us look better everyday of there life…. I mean really now they resort to comparing gun control to us asking for our RIGHT as a human being to call our love a marriage….WOW just freakin WOW

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:52pm
  36. Idiots.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:54pm
  37. WTF?

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:54pm
  38. On the bright side, I love how they make entertaining asses of themselves when they open their mouths.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:54pm
  39. glad we’re on the same page.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:54pm
  40. The rest of the world is asking this very question.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:56pm
  41. haha.. some people = shit. and that guy is def completely full of it.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:56pm
  42. What a crackpot!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:57pm
  43. I’ve tried countless times to try to calmly reason with right wingers…And they simply don’t accept facts. They also tend to reject intellectual argument and the historical record. I’ve about given up.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:58pm
  44. think the title says it all – you would think it would be that these bigots want some gun control to make them the only ones with guns and the bad bad bad evil gay people can become genocide victims with no way to fight back

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:58pm
  45. From the words of my friend jesus:Fuck That Puto

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:58pm
  46. these bigots calling gay and trans people evil and destroying the world and the cause of all problems makes me need to have guns – there is idiots that take this crap as a command to defend the world and to kill us and really do not feel like being killed tomorrow

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:02pm
  47. This isn’t even remotely apples & oranges. This is apples and…just about anything not remotely related to edible fruit.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:04pm
  48. DUMB SHITKICKER

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:05pm
  49. I don’t…what?

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:06pm
  50. Smdh

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:07pm
  51. wtf?!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:08pm
  52. wtf?!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:09pm
  53. *FACE-FCKING-PALM*

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:09pm
  54. The only thing wrong with fecal matter, being spouted about like this, is that it usually doesn’t go down along the proper receptacle that’s meant for it, in where it is supposed to go. They begin to believe in their own conjecture. No wonder his party is very fast, losing its credibility.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:10pm
  55. Getting so tired of all these freaking idiots and their demented ideas.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:11pm
  56. *scratches head with a confused look* there…are…no…words.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:15pm
  57. The stupid is incandescent in this one… *facepalm*

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:16pm
  58. Fascist.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:18pm
  59. It is people like this that are the biggest reason that the LGBT community should be armed. They are Batshit crazy and about 3 clicks away from a Crusade to kill us all.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:20pm
  60. We can thank idiot Republicans in Texas for electing this moron!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:20pm
  61. …wtf?!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:21pm
  62. You… I… what?? I’m actually speechless because of the stupidity.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:24pm
  63. i don’t want to live on this planet anymore….wait a minute…get the **** off this planet.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:25pm
  64. and a vest has no sleeves……….These morons are getting tiresome!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:26pm
  65. Asshole award

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:27pm
  66. DAFUQ? How do these arguments even correlate?

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:33pm
  67. I pity the fools.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:41pm
  68. slow blink, weeeeirdo

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:42pm
  69. His ignorance is only surpassed by his hatred.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:47pm
  70. Karma won’t be enough for him. One of his kids or grandkids should be gay.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:51pm
  71. Ohmygosh this is hilarious. I seriously thought this was a satire on Republican ideals.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:57pm
  72. so a grown man and an animal are interchangeable in the eyes of the law? wow no wonder a weasel got this far in politics.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:58pm
  73. Bestiality seems to be all Republicans can think about.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:03pm
  74. I don’t understand him because Christians, and malcontent. And because ignorant and nonsense.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:10pm
  75. FAIL — total and utterly a FAIL !

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:20pm
  76. He looks very oral….

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:21pm
  77. All the monkeys aren’t in the zoo….that’s for sure!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:25pm
  78. Wow. Now they’re allegedly tying their issues together. He forgot to add, “and we’re not taxing the wealthy either. Let the poor eat cake.”

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:27pm
  79. What a dumbass. And people vote for this!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:32pm
  80. . . . .{tilts head}. . .What?

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:34pm
  81. Do these people just say shit so they can get on face book?

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:44pm
  82. Let’s all just agree that gays, bis, and all these other freaks should either become normal, or should be isolated from the normals

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:47pm
  83. wtf

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:47pm
  84. What? Wait….WHAT????? Scarier than him: people who listen and agree.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:56pm
  85. Fuck him!!! Stupid piece of shit!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:56pm
  86. Gay people are stupid

    Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:59pm
  87. “Christians should be more active in politics” well they should tell their churches to get started on all the back taxes they owe

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 12:02am
  88. And this guy actually got elected to office by his fellow citizens!! Saying that same-sex marriage leads to bestiality just shows that the INTOLERANT, BIGOTED, IGNORANT, HATEFUL HOMOPHOBES have absolutely no logical reason to oppose EQUAL RIGHTS, so they try to raise fear and horror in the minds of the straight population!!…

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 12:02am
  89. What??? and people voted this guy into office. @William explain normal? I would rather be stupid and abnormal then be you filled with hate, what does the feel like. Interesting that you are commenting on a LGBT blog. something you arent admitting to yourself?

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 12:11am
  90. Haha nope just love to c the misery of others, i just finished making fun of the SPCA page

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 12:25am
  91. What an idiot,

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 12:34am
  92. Now if we can only get train service up to concord, nh!

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 1:30am
  93. It begs the question: why are these wingnuts so preoccupied with bestiality? On the otherhand, look at this guy’s face. Doesn’t it look like he’s taking it up the rear from a goat?

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2:03am
  94. Gay marriage and gun control caused the Yankees to lose the other day.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2:44am
  95. wow……what a douchebag!

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2:52am
  96. what’s your problem?

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2:54am
  97. Go suck an egg you bigot,

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2:54am
  98. the title is misleading — drama queen reaction

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 3:07am
  99. After reading this…well I am ashamed to say he is an American citizen.This ass is scary..

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 3:23am
  100. Are you kidding me?

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 3:39am
  101. How is that possible as gay marriage is not allowed and beastiality exists. Ignorance does not negate your ability to marry and what does it have to do with gun control? SMH

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:15am
  102. this guy is a moron!

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:26am
  103. d bag!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:29am
  104. more like from a rhino

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:33am
  105. There’s no limit to the amount of “stupid” a person can have.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:39am
  106. So nobody has morals but Christians? And your morals are to be an *sshole to everybody that different and/or not a Christian? And guns and marriages are similar in what way? Oh Christians get to make the rules and laws? Please somebody get this butt horn to a psychiatrist.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:42am
  107. Proud to say I DIDN’T VOTE FOR HIM! This fool has got to go. I’m gay and I AM A CHRISTIAN!!! I am also active in politics and I live in Texas. Haha Louis Gohmert.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 5:07am
  108. how do these dumb asses keep getting elected? what does that say about us?

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 5:15am
  109. CONGRESSMAN(?)- USING- ” KIND OF?” OK…………..that’s cute for teenage girls who twirl their hair……

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 5:31am
  110. And they still let him breed!!

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 5:35am
  111. oh well another day of madness to awaken to

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 5:46am
  112. What????

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 5:49am
  113. I’m gonna have to go read the article now but the headline alone caught me off: Gun control=gay marriage=beastiality…..? Is that a thing now? lol wow

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 5:57am
  114. Wow he’s a bonafide intellectual! lmao….

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 6:04am
  115. I feel like I lost brain cells just reading that… This man is based here in my hometown, and he’s sadly a “patriot” to many… I keep trying to vote this nut job out of office!

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 6:13am
  116. Ok, chalk this one up…..another WACKO! =)

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 6:25am
  117. wha?

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 6:52am
  118. Amazing. How do people like this survive?

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:02am
  119. Just as straight sex leads to gay sex. McDonalds leads to Burger King. Listening to him leads to throwing up.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:17am
  120. It’s like saying “I hate oxygen because potato”

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:23am
  121. A complete moron.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:30am
  122. Great. I’ll take your gun away so I can marry my dog. Makes perfect sense.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:38am
  123. I think he is just asking what is the limit? Where does it end?

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:47am
  124. I couldn’t even be offended by this. His claims are so asinine that I just laughed. Where do people come up with this stuff??

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:51am
  125. I think he is saying that those who don’t want gay marrige banned shouldnt be trying to ban guns.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 8:17am
  126. Another ignorant Republican.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 8:44am
  127. OK. I needed a sanity check. Sometimes worry about too much on the aging brain. Guess what, I’m sane. He doesn’t make a single lick of sense.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:36am
  128. Louie Gohmert, is a DUMB SUMOBITCH.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11:27am
  129. The more i see these the more I realize people just get even more fucking retarded by the day and will say anything even if it makes no sense. Stupid politicians.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11:34am
  130. I actually agree. If you dont want gay marriage banned, then dont try to ban guns. Fair is fair.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11:37am
  131. What is sad, is that hateful dumbasses like him are elected to public office. It’s because not enough people participate in politics. I have to say, though I was once very active, I haven’t been so much in Chicago. I have to get off my political ass. Even in Texas, people can’t be that stupid or hateful. It’s just the smart people are too busy spreading love and politics seems a bleak prospect for that… But we have to, or this is what we get. Very sad, and scary.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11:45am
  132. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moGFk5CRm8o Same Love Official Macklemore – Cover !! spead the word. this rap song is beyond inspiring , it means a lot ! #LGBTSupporter !!

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 12:25pm
  133. OMG lol how stupid…..him and people like him are just graspng at straws now

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 12:49pm