US Congressman Louie Gohmert is worried about gays in space


From the file of ‘things not to be taken even slightly seriously’….

US congressman Louie Gohmert from Texas is concerned about gay people being allowed to go into space in the event of an asteroid crashing into the earth.

No seriously, we’re not making this stuff up.┬áThe representative of the people of Texas gave a speech on Thursday in the US Congress where he shared his worries.

Reflecting on the recent Matt Damon film ‘The Martian’ the politician began to worry about the prospect of the LGBTIQ+ community being in Damon’s situation. In the film Damon plays an astronaut who is stranded on Mars for two years. The bizarre speech was picked up by US media monitoring group Right Wing Watch.

First Gohmert lamented that psychologists had stopped classifying homosexuality as a mental disorder, and argued that we should still call transgender people perverse.

“Among educated compassionate people, for our civilised history, people – a man who didn’t know which he was – was pitied, loved, encouraged, but educated people said that’s perverse, that’s where the word perverse was most widely used.” the Congressman said.

Louie GohmertCongressman Gohmert then detours into a speech about what Jesus would have wanted, before turning his concerns to future space travel.

“I wonder how many people in this body, who would ultimately decide whether humanity would go forward or not, whether it was an asteroid coming, something that would end humanity on earth, as dinosaurs were ended on time.

“Okay we’ve got a spaceship that can go as Matt Damon did in the movie, plant a colony somewhere – we can have human’s survive this terrible disaster that’s about to befall.

“If you can decide what forty people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity, how many of those would be same sex couples?”

Congressman Gohmert questioned if a modern day Noah would include LGBTIQ couples on the space ark? His concern wasn’t just about LGBTIQ humans but also gay couples in the animal kingdom.

Previously the Congressman has worried about what would happen if a bunch of gay people were stranded on a desert island. In High School social studies class we had to do this exercise but the scenario was a Nuclear bunker, but give him time and we’re sure Congressman Gohmert will get to that one too.

Congressman Gohmert wrapped it up by referring to the works of author Jonathan Cahn who believes that God is punishing the USA and France for allowing marriage equality. The author proclaims the ‘end of days’ is upon us.

OIP Staff




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