Congressman Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, spoke at a Kaufman County Tea Party rally on July 2.
He spoke about the war against religion and how President Barack Obama made it clear he was going after Christianity.
“For someone who believes in evolution, you believe that throughout the history of the universe, and particularly Earth, that people have come together and borne offspring from different species that has evolved and given us stronger and better species. How does the mating of two males evolve the species upward?” Gohmert said.
Since Gohmert apparently doesn’t believe in evolution, two men “mating” really shouldn’t bother him at all.
But Gohmert is also concerned with having his free speech rights taken away by hate crime legislation. He said he no longer has the right to “openly believe homosexuality is wrong without encroaching on the possibility of a hate crime. We’re not haters as Christians. We’re lovers.”
Actually, the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act that Gohmert opposes has been used only once to prosecute a hate crime committed against a gay man. Four people arrested in Kentucky were charged under the law after beating a gay man.
Poor Louie. Four people beating the crap out of a gay man is apparently part of his definition of Christian love and free speech rights.
Gohmert is known for his staunch opposition to LGBT equality and for his off-the-wall statements. He opposes employment nondiscrimination as part of Obama’s war on religion and opposed the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell” because of “bunk crawling.”
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