Earlier this year, Louie Gohmert, the republican Congressman, and ISBL Asshat of the Week winner, stepped up to endorse Arizona’s failed “right-to-discriminate” bill for challenging attempts to “establish the religion of secularism.”
You know, the Don’t Serve The Gays Because The Baby Jesus Said So bill.
And I imagine Louie cried himself to sleep the night that bigot, homophobe, liar, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the bill, but now Louie’s wide awake because Mississippi done passed a Hate Bill masked as a Religious Freedom Bill.
In fact, sitting alongside fellow homophobe, bigot, and asshat, the Family Research Council president, Tony Perkins, Gohmert said he was “so proud of Mississippi and what they’ve done.”
You know, using the Bible to hide their hatred and intolerance and prejudice and discrimination because, ain’t that why the Bible was written?
And then good old boy, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant came on the show to sit with Louie and Tony and share the hate, and Louie called the anti-gay law “a wonderful example of real freedom” …
And stop. Funny, I grew up in an America where Freedom did not mean discrimination, religious or otherwise. And begin …
Then Gohmert attacked the LGBT-rights opponents of the bill as intolerant: “You’ve seen it first hand, there is nobody more intolerant in this country than those that are screaming for tolerance. Christians are not intolerant but whoa, goodness these people that have their leftist agenda that are so intolerant so thanks for having the courage to stand up.”
And stop … again. You see, The Gays are intolerant of allowing people to refuse to serve us, to sell us things, to perform their business functions for us, as long as they use the Bible as their shield.
But if Christians aren't intolerant, then please to explain why didn’t those Christians in Washington sell their flowers to the gay couple for their wedding? Why didn’t that Christian baker in Colorado bake a cake for that same-sex wedding? Why didn’t that Christian photographer take pictures of a happy same-sex couple getting married?
Louie Gohmert—to Governor Bryant: Governor, we are so proud, you have set such a wonderful example of real freedom. You’ve seen it first hand, there is nobody more intolerant in this country than those that are screaming for tolerance. Christians are not intolerant but whoa, goodness these people—
Governor Bryant: It is the world of bizarro.
Louie Gohmert: These people that have their leftist agenda that are so intolerant so thanks for having the courage to stand up.
Governor Bryant: You’re quite welcome, thank you sir.
I find it laughable that these men can sit there and discuss how they’ve signed laws allowing one group to discriminate against another, and then calling the discriminated party the intolerant party.
But, like I said, you don’t want my business because of my sexual orientation, please post a sign in your window; or, as they’re doing all over Mississippi now, post a sign that says you will not discriminate against anyone, and that’s the store I’ll walk into.
I’m totally buying what they’re selling, and totally going to love it when the day comes that the Louie Gohmerts and the Tony Perkins’ and the Phil Bryants are sitting on the sidelines wondering how the world passed them by.
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