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  1. One of the CA 36,000+ says

    Aww, how cute!

    Someone taught the dumbest member of Congress how to say the word “projection”…!

    The shamelessness of conservatives in the US is appalling, isn’t it? They have reduced every aspect of civil society to an exchange of “I know you are, but what am I?!?”

    Conservatives try to utilize deflection and, yes, projection to cover up their craven fear and stupidity– and to cover up the fact that they are actually sociopaths. And Fascists.

    I weep for our country. Yet again.

  2. John in Houston says

    Oh, jeez. Look at how oppressed this straight, white, cisgendered, Christian male is. How can he even stand to live with all of society against him.

  3. AKConstant says

    “Watching news and hearing how Christians are bullied by the gay agenda by creating a culture of intolerance and persecution of Christian beliefs. I was surprised as a Christian and waited to hear about the Christians who had been beaten for their beliefs, denied services, been kicked out of their home or town, been rounded up and imprisoned, been murdered, had anti-Christian laws passed making Christianity illegal in their state, had government deem Christianity invalid denying rights to Christians, had their children removed from their care, been involuntarily hospitalized to cure them, been involuntarily sterilized, been forced to worship in secret for fear of being targeted for above abuses, had their homes or businesses vandalized, but no mention of these horrors of persecution. None of the speakers had even had religious slurs shouted at them as they go about their day because they “appeared” Christian. What slur would even be yelled? “Hey! You dirty Chris”? Then I realized they didn’t mean those things were happening to them….they meant they were persecuted because they can’t openly condemn gays without society making them feel yucky and like a bigot.”

  4. Crashops says

    An elected member of your government just called you a Nazi because the Home and Garden channel decided to take a show off the air. Let that sink in.

  5. Lymis says

    “It’s called projecting. Someone that has a characteristic – to divert condemnation on themselves they project their characteristic on someone whom they disagree.”

    Imagine that. How self-aware.

  6. Chazwm says

    This man clearly has no idea that he is projecting his own hatred onto those he hates. How to deal with this? Try explaining exactly that to others, without calling him a hater. Do it clearly, without raised voice, and without condemnation. Do not jump on him, do not come to his level…call others to see this truth in support of who we really are.

  7. joeyhegele says

    “It’s called projecting.”

    Yes, you are projecting. The Nazis were Christians who went after gay people and other minorities. When the Nazis were later punished for their actions, they were not be bullied — they were getting exactly what they deserved. The Benhams are hateful bigots and are seeing there are consequences for that hatred.

  8. sherpa says

    As a Hebrew School graduate i can tell you Moses never said marriage was between one man and one woman. Almost all the Jewish forefathers—Abraham, David, etc.—had multiple wives, plus concubines.

    Also, majority of Americans support marriage equality.

    Is he being decietful or just dumb?

  9. Princely says

    And just below this story on Towleroad is some right wing scumbag talking about how “any team who chooses Michael Sam will face an immediate boycott from a national coalition of evangelical Christian leaders”. But, its us gays who are the bullies and haters. Disgusting.

  10. DC Insider says

    So the butt boy twins have America’s dumbest legislator in their corner. There was a day when stupidity and ignorance were things to be ashamed about.

  11. T says

    If only Louie were to glance at the post just below this regarding Michael Sam’s possible draft to the NFL this week. Both sides are “guilty” of this. And by “guilty” I mean constitutionally protected by the first amendendment.

  12. CPT_Doom says

    All Right Wing Watch did was post transcripts and videos of the Benham boys echoing their dear Daddy’s views. HGTV knew about those views before RWW’s story – at least according to the boys – but knew once they became public it would hurt their brand. It’s called the “free market.” Deal with it.

  13. Thom says

    ..This is so sad and typically reactionary. It is hard to determine however whether this Neanderthal is really pissed off or just using the “gay bullying” card to rile up his “base” …maybe just filling the cricket sounds with something…anything….I would like to see him gone but his “base” will keep putting him in. THAT is the real tragedy. I also would like to hear him correctly cite the reference about marriage Jesus made about being being “between a man and a woman”…I don’t recall that those were exact words, were they? In Louie’s world it doesn’t really matter though if the verse is not quite as he claims it is…and WTF Ho really cares!

  14. alguien says

    with his references to moses and jesus, gohmert demonstrates conclusively that he is very ignorant in matters biblical. at no point do either of those 2 prophets say anything about gay marriage, either in favor or against.

  15. Dan Cobb says

    Mr. Gohmert, you are standing in the Capitol of the United States of America saying whatever it is you want to say to denigrate gay people: how are gays being intolerant toward you? Toward your right to express yourself. You could spout your drivel from any street corner in America, and no one will arrest you, or stop you, or prohibit you from doing so. But you do not have a right to express your opinions and expect others to NOT express THEIR opinions about your opinions.

    You are a straight white man who assumes that you must be in control and must have the privileges that you sneer in your refusal to grant to others.

  16. Carlie says

    The belief that your group should be able to determine which other groups have the right to participate in a society you think is your property alone, sounds pretty close to fascism. So, yes, it is called projecting.

    “Shrinks”?

  17. Steve says

    Why is it that members of the party that most closely follow the hatred and philosophy of the Nazi party are also the ones quickest to try to brand other people as Nazi’s? I guess they know Nazis are hated and maybe if they stick that label of others it detracts from their own hatred. Who can figure these people out.

    And really, that little knob-headed moron gomer doesn’t realize just how stupid he looks and sounds? Why don’t repug’s hide him somewhere?

  18. JackFknTwist says

    Moses and Jesus ?
    Who ?
    We’ve moved on from desert nomads on mushrooms and from self resurrecting bodies.

    What educational qualifications does this tool have ?
    Or can any ignoramus run for Office ?
    Isn’t there a minimum standard……even being able to read and write ?

  19. Fox says

    He obviously doesn’t watch HGTV. Like any capitalist business in our system of free enterprise they simply took steps to protect their brand as they saw fit.

  20. dcspdrcr says

    Certifiable. Years ago they put people like this away….even if was is saying what a few people want to hear. He is a Sociopath – Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others. This behavior is often criminal.

  21. says

    Gohmert agrees with Himmler http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/homosexuality1.html
    The following is excerpted from Heinrich Himmler’s speech to SS Gruppenfuehrer in February 1937:
    If you further tale into account the facts I have not yet mentioned, namely that with a static number of women, we have two million men too few on account of those who fell in the war, then you can well imagine how this imbalance of two million homosexuals and two million war dead, or in other words a lack of about four million men capable of having sex, has upset the sexual balance sheet of Germany, and will result in a catastrophe.

    I would like to develop a couple of ideas for you on the question of homosexuality. There are those homosexuals who take the view: what I do is my business, a purely private matter. However, all things which take place in the sexual sphere are not the private affair of the individual, but signify the life and death of the nation, signify world power or ‘swissification’. The people which has many children has the candidature for world power and world domination. A people of good race which has too few children has a one-way ticket to the grave, for insignificance in fifty or a hundred years, for burial in two hundred and fifty years …

    Therefore we must be absolutely clear that if we continue to have this burden in Germany, without being able to fight it, then that is the end of Germany, and the end of the Germanic world. Unfortunately, we don’t have it as easy as our forefathers. The homosexual, whom one called ‘Urning’, was drowned in a swamp. The professorial gentlemen who find these corpses in the peat-bogs are certainly unaware that in ninety out of a hundred cases, they have a homosexual before them, who was drowned in a swamp, clothes and all. That wasn’t a punishment, but simply the extinguishment of abnormal life. It had to be got rid of, just as we pull out weeds, throw them on a heap, and burn them. It was not a feeling of revenge, simply that those affected had to go … In the SS today, we still have about one case of homosexuality a month. In a whole year, about eight to ten cases occur in the entire SS. I have now decided upon the following: in each case, these people will naturally be publicly degraded, expelled, and handed over to the courts. Following completion of the punishment imposed by the courts, they will be sent, by my order, to a concentration camp, and they will be shot in the concentration camp, while attempting to escape. I will make that known by order to the unit to which the person so affected belonged. Thereby, I hope finally to have done with persons of this type in the SS, so that at least the good blood, which we have in the SS, and the increasingly healthy blood which we are cultivating for Germany, will be kept pure.

    However, this does not represent a solution to the problem for the whole Germany. One must not have illusions about the following. When I bring a homosexual before the courts and have him locked up, the matter is not settled, because the homosexual comes out of prison just as homosexual as before he went in. Therefore the whole question is not clarified in the sense that this burden has been identified, in contrast to the years before the seizure of power.

  22. says

    Gohmert agrees with Himmler http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/homosexuality1.html
    The following is excerpted from Heinrich Himmler’s speech to SS Gruppenfuehrer in February 1937:
    If you further tale into account the facts I have not yet mentioned, namely that with a static number of women, we have two million men too few on account of those who fell in the war, then you can well imagine how this imbalance of two million homosexuals and two million war dead, or in other words a lack of about four million men capable of having sex, has upset the sexual balance sheet of Germany, and will result in a catastrophe.

    I would like to develop a couple of ideas for you on the question of homosexuality. There are those homosexuals who take the view: what I do is my business, a purely private matter. However, all things which take place in the sexual sphere are not the private affair of the individual, but signify the life and death of the nation, signify world power or ‘swissification’. The people which has many children has the candidature for world power and world domination. A people of good race which has too few children has a one-way ticket to the grave, for insignificance in fifty or a hundred years, for burial in two hundred and fifty years …

    Therefore we must be absolutely clear that if we continue to have this burden in Germany, without being able to fight it, then that is the end of Germany, and the end of the Germanic world. Unfortunately, we don’t have it as easy as our forefathers. The homosexual, whom one called ‘Urning’, was drowned in a swamp. The professorial gentlemen who find these corpses in the peat-bogs are certainly unaware that in ninety out of a hundred cases, they have a homosexual before them, who was drowned in a swamp, clothes and all. That wasn’t a punishment, but simply the extinguishment of abnormal life. It had to be got rid of, just as we pull out weeds, throw them on a heap, and burn them. It was not a feeling of revenge, simply that those affected had to go … In the SS today, we still have about one case of homosexuality a month. In a whole year, about eight to ten cases occur in the entire SS. I have now decided upon the following: in each case, these people will naturally be publicly degraded, expelled, and handed over to the courts. Following completion of the punishment imposed by the courts, they will be sent, by my order, to a concentration camp, and they will be shot in the concentration camp, while attempting to escape. I will make that known by order to the unit to which the person so affected belonged. Thereby, I hope finally to have done with persons of this type in the SS, so that at least the good blood, which we have in the SS, and the increasingly healthy blood which we are cultivating for Germany, will be kept pure.

    However, this does not represent a solution to the problem for the whole Germany. One must not have illusions about the following. When I bring a homosexual before the courts and have him locked up, the matter is not settled, because the homosexual comes out of prison just as homosexual as before he went in. Therefore the whole question is not clarified in the sense that this burden has been identified, in contrast to the years before the seizure of power.

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