GOPer Gohmert: Gay Soldiers Can’t ‘Control Their Hormones’
October 18, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)— Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) opened his mouth on Friday. And you know what that means. The loathsome partisan hack said something offensive and bigoted. What did he say? Gay men and women should not be allowed to serve in the military, because of the inability to control their raging homosexual hormones. And for good measure, if that statement wasn’t incendiary and hateful enough, Louie compared homosexuality to adultery. Did you know that homosexuality violates the 7th Biblical Commandment?
Gohmert jumped the shark long ago with his extreme right-wing nonsense. Fresh off of his bizarre “terror babies” tour, Gohmert has previously said that expanding the Hate Crimes Act would lead to widespread necrophilia, pedophilia and bestiality and that health care reform would force Americans to use contraceptives against their will, just like a non-existent government program to “put condoms on wild horses.” Gohmert was also very concerned that sexy Miss USA lingerie photos would lead to “economic chaos,” adding that men dressed similarly in garter belts would be protected under the expanded Hate Crimes Act.
Think Progress’ the Wonk Room reports on Gohmert’s latest bigoted remarks, made while appearing on the radio show of the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins. The two homophobes had a nice little hate fest.
GOHMERT: Some people say, “Where is homosexuality in violation of the Ten Commandments?” Well it’s adultery, it’s sexual relations outside of marriage, a man and a woman ….. specifically for the military, when anyone, whether their homosexual or heterosexual, cannot control their hormones to the point that they are distraction[s] to the good order and discipline of the military, then they need to be removed from the military. [...]
PERKINS: What happens if the courts or even congress — that is currently debating this issue — changes the policy? Will that not ultimately lead, if you have to say homosexual behavior is acceptable — would not then the policies have to be changed or the laws, rather changed about heterosexual immorality?
GOHMERT: Well of course it would.