Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) took his opposition to same-sex marriage to an entirely new level during a speech at Virginia’s Liberty University last week.
Gohmert, who previously compared the treatment of marriage equality opponents to how Nazis persecuted Jews during World War II, argued that even Americans who don’t believe in God should be able to see that same-sex relationships aren’t natural, Right Wing Watch reports. He went on to suggest conducting a “totally secular” congressional study that would prove it, too.
“How about if we take four heterosexual couples, and put them on an island where they have everything they need to live and exist, and we take four couples of just men and put them on an island where they have all they need to survive,” he said. “And then let’s take four couples of just women and put them on an island, and then let’s come back in 100 years and see which one nature favors.”
It isn’t the first time Gohmert has made the deserted island suggestion. In July, he slammed the Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling on same-sex marriage, arguing that Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg “ought to be impeached” for participating in the case.
Outlining the deserted island plan in more detail, Gohmert suggested a 100- to 200-year waiting period to determine “which one nature says is the preferred marriage.”
It may only be November, but that island suggestion has us dreaming of warm sunsets and tropical beaches, Louie. We’re guessing that’s not what you intended!
Also on HuffPost: