I am one of the millions of people who sadly get stuck living in Texas every year, often against their will. One of the worst states in America when it comes to bigots, racists and homophobes, and I lived there for 10 years. Yep. It was a mistake.
But, once I left, I never went back. I mean, really. Why would ya?
So, when I see people like Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert spouting his backward, homophobic opinions of gay people, nope, it doesn’t surprise me. At all.
It didn’t seem to surprise Stephen Colbert either when Congressman Louie Gohmert started talking about the necessity for bigotry against gays. And why gays should not be allowed to marry.
In his speech, Gohmert started out by saying, “You’re wanting to save human kind for posterity. Basically, a modern day Noah (here comes that Bible reference Christian bigots are so good at). Okay, we’ve got a spaceship that can go as Matt Damon did in the movie to plant a colony somewhere…if you can decide what 40 people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity, how many of those would be same sex couples?”
Yep, that’s Louie Gohmert’s reason why we should discriminate against gays when it comes to marriage. Because we might need to populate a spaceship to Mars someday. Seriously.
Of course, Stephen Colbert responded with his usual intelligence and wit — “I don’t even know why we’re making this distinction — because after six months on a spaceship, everybody’s gay”.
Followed by his treatise on the movie The Fifth Element — “Everyone dresses up like Lady Gaga and loves European disco opera.” In other words, they could not be more gay.
Watch Stephen Colbert make fun of Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert’s homophobia and bigotry in the video below. Hilarious.