In a bizarre speech on the House Floor this week, Texas Representative Louis Gohmert declared that, should an “extinction level” asteroid or comet threaten the Earth forcing humans to evacuate the planet in a space ark, gays should not be allowed to populate the surviving space colonies.
“I really wonder how many people in [Congress], who have the ultimate power to decide whether humanity would go forward or not—if it were an asteroid coming, something that would end humanity on earth, as dinosaurs were ended at one time, we have a spaceship that will go, as Matt Damon did in the movie, plant a colony somewhere, we can have humans survive this terrible disaster about to befall,” he said. “If you could decide what 40 people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity, how many of those would be same-sex couples?”
“You’re wanting to save humankind for posterity… you have the opportunity to be a modern day Noah, you can preserve life,” he said, adding, “How many same-sex couples would you take from the animal kingdom and from humans to put on the spacecraft to perpetuate humanity and the wildlife kingdom?”
Gohmert also took a moment during his gay space rant to bash transgender people, calling them “perverse,” and later attacked marriage equality.
Last year, Gohmert (R-Texas) called for a government study that would banish gay couples to a remote island, that he says would once and for all prove that gay and lesbian couples can’t have “what nature says is the preferred marriage.”[RELATED: Congressman With Gay Obsession Outlines Plan To Banish Gays To An Island For “100 Years”]
Let’s just take a totally secular approach to this,” he said. “Congress is good about having studies; how about if we take four heterosexual couples and put them on an island where they have everything they need to live and exist and we take four couples of just men and put them on an island where they have all they need to survive and then let’s take four couples of just women and put them on an island and then lets come back in 100 years and see which one nature favors.”