Gohmert: God Will Judge Us For This Made Up Story

Louis Gohmert’s grip on reality has never been tight, if it exists at all, nor has Glenn Beck’s. So when the two of them get together, you know you’re entering a fantasy world. Gohmert told Beck that God is going to punish us for refusing to help Nigeria fight terrorism until they legalize gay marriage, something that happened only in his fertile imagination.

“This administration has demanded that they change the law to accept gay marriage,” Gohmert asserted, saying that he heard from fellow members of Congress who had traveled to Nigeria and spoke with local religious leaders that the Nigerian government had been told by the United States that they would not be helped in their fight against terrorism “unless we legalize same-sex marriage.”

“You want us to give up our religious beliefs,” Gohmert reported that the Nigerian leaders had asked in disbelief, “and we have to start paying for abortion or you’re not going to help us?”

“Glenn, we have elected leaders in this country and we’re allowing them to get away with this kind of thing,” the Texas congressman concluded. “As a nation, we will be judged and it doesn’t usually go well for nations that turn this far away from their deeply-held religious beliefs.”

All of this is bullshit, of course. We are, in fact, forbidden by law from giving many types of military aid to Nigeria because of that country’s rampant human rights abuses, but the Obama administration has been helping them in many ways fight against Boko Haram anyway. But in the Alice in Wonderland world in which Gohmert and Beck live, reality is whatever they declare it to be at any given moment.

"Yep. The religious Abbott right has been stalling things so far on the spurious grounds ..."

Swanson: God Will Punish Australia for ..."
"“The hypocrisy of Washington has no bounds. So many denouncing Roy Moore when they are ..."

The Vileness of Christian Right Support ..."
"The actual sin of Sodom :Now this was the sin of Sodom: She and her ..."

Swanson: God Will Punish Australia for ..."
"Just to keep things straight---I find myself losing track---Franken admitted that the photograph was a ..."

How to Think Critically About the ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • Mr Ed

    We are, in fact, forbidden by law from giving many types of military aid to Nigeria because of that country’s rampant human rights abuses

    It is not like there is anything a member of congress can do about a law.

    Truth is making a bombastic speech brings in the dollars while crafting legislation and build consensus is boring.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Worse, Obama’s sent his Death Panels over there to murder their elderly!

  • Jared James

    A lot of folks think Texans are crazy for electing imbeciles like this one. I suspect it is of the “like a fox” category; since being elected, Gohmert spends much less time in Texas.

  • Larry

    Rumor also has it that Obummer’s building FEMA camps over there, not to mention handing out free obama-phones.

  • raven

    US military aids Nigeria on Boko Haram – CSMonitor.com

    www. csmonitor. com/…/Africa/Africa…/US-military-aids-Nigeria-on-Bok…

    Jan 23, 2014 – New special ops units expected to benefit from Pentagon training and equipment.

    1. The US has been sending military aid to Nigeria to fight Boko Harum for several years now.

    2. Gohmert is apparently so dumb he doesn’t know what Google is or how to use a search engine.

    It took a whole 5 seconds to get that Google capture. I did vaguely remember we had sent some aid to Nigeria.

  • Chiroptera

    We are, in fact, forbidden by law from giving many types of military aid to Nigeria because of that country’s rampant human rights abuses….

    Which, in Wingnut World, is irrelevant. Presidents are able, required even, to do anything and everything that wingnuts want done. Presidents are forbidden by the Constitution from doing anything that wingnuts don’t like.

    Wingnuts don’t understand “rule of law,” and even if they did understand it they’d hate the concept.

  • dugglebogey

    I believe everyone will understand what I’m saying when I said “He told a Gohmert.” Right? Can we make that a thing?

  • colnago80

    Gohmert is even dumber then Steve King, although that’s a very low bar indeed. King has introduced a bill to abolish birthright citizenship. One hopes that Marco Rubio, who is a birthright citizen, would be asked during the Rethuglican debates about this bill and that Gohmert would be asked by the lamestream media as to whether he would support Rubio in the event the latter becomes the Rethuglican nominee for president.

  • reasonbe

    oh my gawd my gawd. This same-sex marriage screaming match has gotten way, way outa hand. It SO FAR EXCEEDS the subject matter. Will they really self-immolate come June?

  • aziraphale

    “We are, in fact, forbidden by law from giving many types of military aid to Nigeria because of that country’s rampant human rights abuses”

    I think it might be time to reconsider that law. Does anyone doubt that, as bad Nigeria’s human rights record is, a state run by Boko Haram would be worse?

  • dhall

    #9 – One can hope, right? But if the court rules in favor of lifting the bans, they’ll just shriek about being victims and the apocalypse coming and so on, at least for awhile, and then, when the world doesn’t end, maybe their shrieking will fade to mumbles. I can picture certain categories of people protesting outside of courthouses and churches that officiate over SSM the way they do outside Planned Parenthood clinics though.

  • fusilier

    colnago80 @8

    What about Cruz??

    At least Rubio was born inside the US.

    fusilier

    James 2:24

  • colnago80

    Re fusilier @ #12

    True, but Cruz’s mother was a US citizen. As I understand it, King’s proposal only applies to the situation where someone is born on US territory but both of his/her parents are not US citizens.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    aziraphale “I think it might be time to reconsider that law. Does anyone doubt that, as bad Nigeria’s human rights record is, a state run by Boko Haram would be worse?”

    Assuming Nigeria’s tactics do work and do not alienate the population and do wipe out Procol Harum, will those increased arms make Nigeria behave better afterward, or worse?

     

    Keep in mind that their current strategy is to drive in to villages, grab males that look like they could be Bobo Harem, rough them up, beat them up, beat them up some more and then dump them (with an occasional execution).

  • shadow

    But how does this affect goobers’ asparagus?