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Gohmert Likens Homosexuality To ‘Adultery’, Suggests Gays People ‘Cannot Control Their Hormones’

By Igor Volsky on October 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm

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During an appearance on the Family Research Council’s Washington Watch Weekly radio program on Friday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) likened homosexuality to ‘adultery’ and suggested that gay people wouldn’t be able to control their hormones if allowed to serve openly in the armed forces:

GOHMERT: Some people say, “Where is homosexuality in violation of the Ten Commandments?” Well it’s adultery, it’s sexual relations outside of marriage, a man and a woman ….. specifically for the military, when anyone, whether their homosexual or heterosexual, cannot control their hormones to the point that they are distraction[s] to the good order and discipline of the military, then they need to be removed from the military. [...]

PERKINS: What happens if the courts or even congress — that is currently debating this issue — changes the policy? Will that not ultimately lead, if you have to say homosexual behavior is acceptable — would not then the policies have to be changed or the laws, rather changed about heterosexual immorality?

GOHMERT: Well of course it would.

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These comments only add to Gohmert’s long list of homophobic remarks. Last year, Gohmert called the DADT repeal “perverse…social experimentation” and said that soldiers are being “held hostage by a sociological attack.” His rant included a bizarre argument that the Matthew Shepard hate crimes bill would lead to a legalization of necrophilia, pedophilia, and bestiality and said that taking away “moral teaching in America” would create a situation similar to that of Germany in the “1920′s and 1930′s” when a “little guy with a mustache” took over.

On a substantive note, as CAP’s Larry Korb points out, DoD should implement a broad code of social conduct that covers all personal relationships and behavior that undermine good order and discipline, whether they’re the fault of gay or straight soldiers. (H/T: Good As You)

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