Texas Republican Louie Gohmert’s response to the slayings in Aurora, CO.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Friday that the shootings that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater hours earlier were a result of “ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs” and questioned why nobody else in the theater had a gun to take down the shooter.
During a radio interview on The Heritage Foundation’s “Istook Live!” show, Gohmert was asked why he believes such senseless acts of violence take place. Gohmert responded by talking about the weakening of Christian values in the country.
“Some of us happen to believe that when our founders talked about guarding our virtue and freedom, that that was important,” he said. “Whether it’s John Adams saying our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people … Ben Franklin, only a virtuous people are capable of freedom, as nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters. We have been at war with the very pillars, the very foundation of this country.”“You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of a derelict takes place.”
The man sees an opportunity to prop up himself and his religion where the rest of us see only a tragedy, and yet he has the audacity to lecture others on morality. While others, including atheists, are occupied with empathizing with the victims, Louie Gohmert has decided that a suitable use for their ruined lives is for mud to sling at those with whom he disagrees.
If only there were fewer assaults on Christian values. Then we could all be more like him.