Louie ‘Terror Babies’ Gohmert: Aurora Shootings Caused by Not Enough God
His bizarre theory that Al Qaeda was using the 14th Amendment’s birthright citizenship provision to plant “terror babies” in the US earned him a spot in the pantheon of Bigoted and Deranged Right Wing Politicians, and today Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) demonstrates his crazy wingnut credentials again: Louie Gohmert: Aurora Shootings Result of ‘Ongoing Attacks on Judeo-Christian Beliefs’.
This man is an idiotWASHINGTON — Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Friday that the shootings that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater hours earlier were a result of “ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs” and questioned why nobody else in the theater had a gun to take down the shooter. …
“You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of terror like this takes place,” Gohmert said.
“Some of us happen to believe that when our founders talked about guarding our virtue and freedom, that that was important,” he said. “Whether it’s John Adams saying our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people … Ben Franklin, only a virtuous people are capable of freedom, as nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters … We have been at war with the very pillars, the very foundation of this country.” …
“People say … where was God in all of this?” Gohmert said. “We’ve threatened high school graduation participations, if they use God’s name, they’re going to be jailed … I mean that kind of stuff. Where was God? What have we done with God? We don’t want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present.”
Gohmert also said the tragedy could have been lessened if someone else in the movie theater had been carrying a gun and took down the lone shooter.
So according to Gohmert, we need “God’s protective hand” to prevent these kinds of horrible crimes — but just in case, make sure you’re also packing heat.