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Gohmert: Homosexuality Is ‘Adultery’, Gays ‘Cannot Control Their Hormones’

by David Badash on October 19, 2010

in Bigotry Watch

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Igor Volsky in Thinkprogress’ The Wonk Room reports on yet another assault on the gay community by Tea Party-supported Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX):

“During an appearance on the Family Research Council’s Washington Watch Weekly radio program on Friday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) likened homosexuality to ‘adultery’ and suggested that gay people wouldn’t be able to control their hormones if allowed to serve openly in the armed forces:

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. [...]

Remember, Gohmert is the same Congressman who brought us “terror babies,” launched a campaign against repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” earlier this year, and worked tirelessly to stop passage of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes bill.

“It appeared that [the terrorists] would have young women, who became pregnant, would get them into the United States to have a baby,” Gohmert said during a speech on the House floor. “And then they would turn back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists.”

Volsky, who has the audio of Gohmert’s disgusting comments, reminds us,

“Last year, Gohmert called the DADT repeal “perverse…social experimentation” and said that soldiers are being “held hostage by a sociological attack.” His rant included a bizarre argument that the Matthew Shepard hate crimes bill would lead to a legalization of necrophilia, pedophilia, and bestiality and said that taking away “moral teaching in America” would create a situation similar to that of Germany in the “1920′s and 1930′s” when a “little guy with a mustache” took over.”

Specifically, Gohmert said of hate crimes legislation, “”You’d have to strike any laws against BEASTIALITY, if you’re oriented toward CORPSES, toward CHILDREN, you know, there are all kinds of perversions.”

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{ 2 comments }

joconor October 19, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Apparently Louis Gohmert doesn't understand the definition of adultery. Adultery is sexual infidelity to one's *spouse*. Since lesbians & gays can't get married in most parts of the U.S., by definition they can't commit adultery. It's amazing that he would get something so simple, so wrong.

Buffy October 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm

"“Where is homosexuality in violation of the Ten Commandments?” Well it’s adultery, it’s sexual relations outside of marriage"

1. It's only adultery if you're already married and you do it with someone besides your spouse.
2. Don't forbid gay people to marry then wag your finger at them because they commit the "sin" of fornication (which is what dingbat mistakenly calls adultery).

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