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Rep. Louie Gohmert is a Republican from Texas.
You might remember him from the health-care debate, holding signs reading “What Bill?” and “What Plan?” during President Barack Obama’s address to the joint session on Congress. It showed a complete lack of civility toward the president.
Or you might recall his “Moo Goo Dog Pan” speech to Congress, suggesting the Chinese might use U.S. money designated to protect rare species of dogs and cats to make culinary treats.
Or when he made the claim that the federal government was going to force people to eat fruits and vegetables just because they are good for you.
Then in August, the esteemed congressman appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360” to rail about “terror babies” except he didn’t present a shred of evidence that terrorists are having babies in the U.S. to make them American citizens.
Since Gohmert sees a conspiracy and a boogeyman under every bed, it was only a matter of time before he attacked the LGBT community.
On Friday, Gohmert appeared on the radio show hosted by right-winger Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, who is a notorious homophobe.
Gohmert said gay men and women should not be allowed to serve in the military because they cannot control their raging sex hormones. It must be OK, though, for straight men and women with raging sex hormones.
And if that little gem wasn’t enough, he compared homosexuality to adultery, according to the Wonk Room.
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?