Gohmert and Solomon Once More

Louis Gohmert is still talking about Solomon while attacking the Supreme Court’s marriage rulings, but now he’s trying to explain away the irony when he does so. On a Family Research Council radio show, he tied himself in knots with this bit of nonsense:

Gohmert reacted to the court’s rulings by quoting “the wisest man in the history of mankind,” King Solomon, while lamenting that his wisdom was “ruined” by engaging in polygamy (which also happens to undermine Gohmert’s case that there was just one definition of marriage in the Bible).

“He should’ve stuck with one man and one wife and I think he’d stay wise the rest of his life,” Gohmert said of Solomon, “but during a period of wisdom he said, ‘There is nothing new under the sun,’ and the holy quintet [the Supreme Court] had not apparently realized that, they really thought this was something new and improved.”

He really is stuck on this “nothing new under the sun” as though it says something interesting about the situation. It’s a generic platitude, Louis. Seriously. But then he really starts blathering:

The congressman then delved into the world of philosophy: “From a philosophical standpoint, you know, we got intellectuals on the court who are believed to support the idea that evolution is how mankind got here and there is an ongoing evolution occurring. And I can’t just help but wonder, as these brilliant intellectuals have gotten to this point, how marriage between two men fits into the evolving of producing higher offspring that make the species higher and better.”

It doesn’t. Why should it? It’s not like not allowing them to get married is going to force them to reproduce. Gohmert really is a moron.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.needham jesseneedham

    Ah. Natural selection equates social darwinism. That is original. .. likewise, he thinks biological evolution is some planned thing that aims to be “higher”. facepalm.

  • sunsangnim

    Solomon should have stuck with one man and one wife? So does that mean he should have had a 3-way marriage, or one wife and a dude on the side?

  • dingojack

    No you’ve got it all wrong. Solomon should have had a gay marriage and kept a (female) concubine on the side!

    I’m sure that’s what he meant …..
    :) Dingo

  • gordonduffy

    Solomon texted that particular piece of wisdom to all of his wives using his smartphone.

  • John Pieret

    The congressman then delved into the world of philosophy

    More like ‘the congressman then wandered off and got lost while looking for a philosophy and was never heard from again.’

    And I can’t just help but wonder, as these brilliant intellectuals have gotten to this point, how marriage between two men fits into the evolving of producing higher offspring that make the species higher and better.”

    One thing that might make “the species higher and better” would be for the voters of Texas to wake up and stop sending this moron to Washington.

  • http://thebronzeblog.wordpress.com/ Bronze Dog

    One thing that might make “the species higher and better” would be for the voters of Texas to wake up and stop sending this moron to Washington.

    I can at least say my family went to the polls in an attempt to prevent it, for what it’s worth. :P

    Anyway, back on the stupidity, it sounds like he’s citing cartoon Evilutionary Darwinist villains as if they were the mainstream evolutionary political stance. No, we’re not trying to enact some kind of weird science Darwinian eugenics bullshit in part because there’s so little bang for the genetic buck in humans. We’re a cultural species, so we get more benefit from improving memes and at a lower resource cost. The other, more obvious part is that we don’t fall for the naturalistic fallacy in this case. Evolution isn’t a moral philosophy, it’s a scientific theory.

  • Thumper; Atheist mate

    “…the evolving of producing higher offspring that make the species higher and better.”

    Now there’s a man who does not understand evolution.

  • dingojack

    THumper – been out of the loop for a time, eh?

    Where’ve ya bin?
    :) Dingo


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