Louie Gohmert, the GOP U.S. Congressman from Texas best known for coining the phrase “terror babies,” today said that ENDA is part of President Obama’s ongoing war on religion, and falsely claimed that ENDA would force Christian schools to hire gays.
Via Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch:
Perkins: Today, in the Senate they are having a hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act…. What this would do is give special employment benefits and protections based upon their sexual behavior and orientation. What do you see as the outcome of this? I mean, are you concerned increasingly that this is a way to essentially punish religious freedom in the business environment, in the business sector?
Gohmert: It continues to be part of this administration’s ongoing war on religion, on particularly Judeo-Christian values. But of course this is one that even is extremely contrary to the Muslim religion as well. I mean, Islam, Judaism, although there are plenty of people in Judaism and Christianity who think despite the plumbing that God created, that as the Iowa Supreme Court said, there is no biological evidence of a preference for a man and a woman being married as opposed to a man and a man.
Gohmert: It also means that Christian schools will be forced to hire openly homosexual individuals, and it’s kind of tough to teach biblical principles in Romans 1 in a school if you are of the persuasion of being homosexual.
At some point we’re just going to have to flat out force radical lawmakers like Louie Gohmert to either take IQ tests, psychiatric examinations, or just admit they are flat out lying through their teeth.
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