Louie Gohmert, a congressman from Texas, compared gay marriage to bestiality during a conference call about gun control laws.
In audio that surfaced this week, Gohmert made the remark while he was participating in a conference call with a new group called Tea Party Unity in February.
During the call, he began talking about ‘some wonderful, caring Democrats’ who he said had suggested that ‘surely you could agree to limit the number of rounds in a magazine, couldn’t you?’ And they ased, ‘How would that be problematic?’
Gohmert then said: ‘And I pointed out, well, once you make it ten, then why would you draw the line at ten? What’s wrong with nine? Or eleven? And the problem is once you draw that limit, it’s kind of like marriage when you say it’s not a man and a woman anymore. Then why not have three men and one woman, or four women and one man, or why not somebody has a love for an animal?’
In the audio, posted this week by RightWingWatch.com, Gohmert also can be heard saying: ‘There is no clear place to draw the line once you eliminate the traditional marriage and it’s the same once you start putting limits on what guns can be used, then it’s just really easy to have laws that make them all illegal.’
He also had a dire warning to Christians: ‘You need to understand that when there is a law being pushed, as it has for several years, that says that religious institutions should not be exempt from discrimination laws, that it is going to devastate the church, the synagogue, the places of worship that hire people because ultimately they’re saying you have to hire whatever Satan-worshiper, whatever cross-dresser you think might be immoral, that’s against your religious belief.’
Gohmert has served in the US House since 2004 and been reelected fours times with virtually no opposition including last November.