The Democratic congressman was speaking on the House floor when he noted the “historic wave of bills targeting rights of LGBTQ teens, children and their families” and decided to add to the dialogue.
“I just thought I would now recite for you what Jesus Christ said about homosexuality,” he told his fellow House members.
Typically, a story like this would include a transcript of the comments — but in this case, the congressman says more with his silence.
Lieu’s Jesus comments start around the 28-second mark in the video above. Afterward, he stands without speaking for the next 20 seconds before yielding back the floor.