GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert’s Weird Fantasy About An Island Of Gay People Has Me Puzzled

Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) speaks in June during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. (Molly Riley/AP)

Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) speaks in June during the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority event in Washington. (Molly Riley/AP)

Texas congressman Louie Gohmert is one of the greatest – and most under-appreciated – accidental contributors to political comedy. While The Daily Show and others focus on the countless ridiculous comments made by Republican presidential candidates and other high-ranking conservatives, Louie Gohmert tends to slip under the radar with some of the weird things he says that are comedy gold.

Whether it’s his famous accusation that Attorney General Eric Holder was casting aspersions on his asparagus, or his vaccine conspiracy that vaccines are being used to depopulate the world, Gohmert has been a treasure trove of derp. Speaking of depopulating the world, Congressman Gohmert now warns that gay marriage isn’t “the preferred marriage” since gay people can’t reproduce in the exact same way heterosexuals can. The appeal to nature fallacy as it is known is a favorite go-to for conservatives and liberals alike, especially when dealing with anti-GMO or anti-marriage equality cranks, and the congressman from Texas invoked this fallacy while arguing why two Supreme Court Justices should be impeached.

Via Right Wing Watch:

Gohmert, speaking at the Washington, D.C., conference of the college chapter of Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, said that Justices Ginsburg and Kagan “ought to be impeached” for participating in the marriage equality case after officiating the legal weddings of same-sex couples.

“I think they ought to be impeached, I think ought to be removed, and until Congress shows that we do have some say in the Constitution over the courts the abuses are just going to get worse,” Gohmert lamented. He warned audience members that the Supreme Court wants you to “forget what Moses said God said, forget what Jesus said God said, we’re God and you go by what we say.”

He then suggested a study to prove that same-sex couples can’t have “the preferred marriage”:

“We could take four heterosexual couples, married, and put them on an island where they have everything they need to sustain life. Then take four all-male couples and put them on an island with all they need to sustain life, take four couples of women, married, and put them on an island, and let’s come back in 100 to 200 years and see which one nature says is the preferred marriage.” (Source)

I wonder how much thought Louie Gohmert put into this scenario? Did he decide the world’s population was in danger from vaccines and the only way to prevent Armageddon from happening is to move heterosexuals to an island where they would be safe from needles and President Obama’s chemtrails which were turning the population gay?

Maybe Congressman Gohmert propped up his feet on his desk, pulled out his smartphone, and imagined an island full of gay men trying night and day to create white Christian babies for Jesus – and then decided after some hard thought that just wouldn’t work in his valiant battle against the New World Order.

For an allegedly heterosexual Republican, Louie Gohmert sure is hung up on who is and isn’t making sexy time in the way Republican Jesus approves of. Maybe he and Marcus Bachmann should get together and pray this obsession away. Perhaps he should seek some therapy, or better yet, resign before he embarrasses the people he represents any further. Oh wait, this is Texas’s 1st congressional district next to the Louisiana border we’re talking about. Never mind then.


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