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Video: The United Southern Baptists of Gohmertville

by Jeremy Hooper

You have to wonder: Rep. Louie Gohmert (Very Far R-TX) does know that he's a Congressman of the United States and not of the Baptist Church, right?" Watch this:

AIM: DC Conversations - Rep. Louie Gohmert and Sen. James Inhofe [YT]

So sorry that our existences are "inappropriate" to you, Congressman. Guess you'll just have to do what we gladly do when it comes to your church's teaching: Ignore that which you personally find detestable, even as you support its right to exist. It's kind of a fundamental concept in those documents to which you are duty bound to honor and serve!

We don't demand to pray in your anti-gay house -- DON'T DEMAND TO PREY ON OUR GAY HOUSES!

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Wow......if he would listen to his own b.s. he would see that his argument is actually a SUPPORT for gay rights.....see :56-:59 " really being to violate other people's rights by forcing others upon them". What it seems to me he's saying is that you should not violate one person's rights by forcing your views on them. Hhhmmmmm...sounds like that's EXACTLY what he's doing to the GLBT community, forcing his views on us. I think that's called hypocrisy.

Posted by: Chris | Sep 30, 2009 3:36:06 PM

1:00-1:12 ".....I mean this is supposed to be the land of the free and, um, we're getting fewer and fewer freedoms and, um, more and more brazen people trying to take people's rights away....". Isn't this EXACTLY what HE'S trying to do. Good lord, man. Listen to your own b.s.

Posted by: Chris | Sep 30, 2009 3:39:19 PM

1:12-1:20 " is a dangerous thing when you start overriding people's religious beliefs...."

Posted by: Chris | Sep 30, 2009 3:40:49 PM

All non-discrimination laws are going to override peoples religious beliefs. There are people who wouldn't willingly hire someone of a different race or religion. I wonder if this guy would support repealing all non-discrimination laws or just ones that apply to gay people.

Posted by: shivadog | Sep 30, 2009 5:42:54 PM

Using the government to impose religious beliefs on others is called religious tyranny. Radical anti-gay activists don't care about the more than 5,000 pro-equality churches in the US or the thousands and thousands of pro-equality Americans all of whom find the idea of same-sex marriage just fine. If we Americans feel that our churches should be able to marry same-sex couples, who is Mr. Gohmert to intrude and take away our religious liberty?

Posted by: Michael | Oct 1, 2009 2:00:50 AM

I had never heard of this guy, and I'm glad! must be from farther South in Texas, I'm up in the North.

Posted by: Piper | Oct 1, 2009 2:13:21 AM

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