Survival Of The Nuttiest

Rep. Louie Gohmert Wonders How Gay Sex Advances The Species

When Michele Bachmann finally departs, Rep. Louie Gohmert may be the front runner for the title of Congress’ Leading Wingnut. Gohmert’s latest contribution to civic discourse is to argue that gays are dragging the advancement of the species downward by having sex.

Gohmert was complaining about the Obama Administration’s attack on Christianity (of course) when he veered into speculation about how a president who believes in evolution could support marriage equality. How does “someone who believes in evolution … that throughout the history of the universe, and particularly Earth, that people have come together and born an offspring from different species that has evolved and given us stronger and better species, how does the mating of two males evolve the species upwards?”

Needless to say, Gohmert made these comments at a Tea Party rally. This may be the only known instance where he cites evolution positively, since he supports teaching creationism in schools. In fact, Gohmert seems to prove Darwin wrong every time he opens his mouth.

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26 Comments

  • andy_d

    Actually, he proves Darwin right as stupidity is its own reward.

  • Charlie in Charge

    Try it and find out.

  • erasure25

    Evolutionary scientists have already addressed this. Perhaps if he finds himself ignorant about a subject, he should consult with the experts. Being a politician doesn’t mean one knows everything. In fact, he might not know anything. The National Academy of Sciences would be a good place to start, since, that is the intended purpose of the NAS – to advise the government on science matters.

    One theory (theory in the scientific sense of the word, not in the common vernacular) posits that it benefits the survival of a species if uncles and aunts could help care for the young of their brothers and sisters without having children of their own to care for. Not everyone can and should procreate. It doesn’t matter if you pop out zillions of babies if they all die or are left to fend for themselves or are not properly educated by adults. Having adults available to care for children (who don’t have children of their own) is good for a species as it allows for the children to grow up better off with more resources.

  • Deepdow

    @erasure25:

    Interesting.

    Evolutionary incentive is actually pretty obvious if you think of genetics in terms of families and not individuals. If my brother has children with his wife, and I have no children, I am an additional caregiver. I increase the survival rate of my brother’s DNA, which is also mine. Seems pretty obvious to me.

  • Cam

    How does that marriage of two older infertile heterosexuals advance the species? Funny, I don’t see them protesting that.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Cam…beautiful.

  • rand503

    So is he saying that because he doesn’t believe in evolution then he holds out the possibility that gays DO have a function in society?

  • redcarpet

    How does oral sex advance the species? Yet he probably never turns down a good Beej.

    Maybe it’s none of your goddamn business what our sex lives are about.

  • 2eo

    @slcttr: Too many big words and not enough pictures of jesus or some other thing that never existed for his liking.

  • itzallan

    How does gay sex advance the species? The answer is quite obvious. If every sex act resulted in procreation, our species would have suffered from the impact of global over-population long ago and likely would not have made it this far. Considering the fact that at the current population growth rate the world population will reach 10 billion by the year 2030, I think our species could stand for a bit more gay sex.

  • queerty1958

    Rep. Louie Gohmert thinks and talks about gay sex as much gay people. Hmmm….

  • Gordon

    Isn’t he just precious! And when he retired, we will give him a pension. What a travesty. (Winghut is way to kind!)

  • bmwblonde

    Really, you just couldn’t make this shit up. EVERYONE (duh) knows that evolution favors the “creation” (pun intended) of new generations of individuals, having traits which promote species survival. The “gay” gene(s) are SOOOO obviously connected up with intuition, wit, NOT being run over while dragging one’s knuckles on the ground instead of looking both ways, and also — TASTE. Nature probably keeps re-creating us gays because “S/He” obviously loves good design. Look at Nature’s own stuff — trees, canyons, oh — the UNIVERSE — fractal shapes everywhere, idiotically gorgeous arrangements of everything (until IDIOT men with their suppressed phallic bulldozers etc. screw it all up). I.e., Nature love taste, art, good design, intuition, wit and Creativity. WE (gays) HAVE to be here, to offset the general moronic-ness of the rest of humanity. Louie-Baby is the Poster Child for everything Nature puts the rest of us here to counteract. All too funny! (Oh, and by the way, absurd endless breeding is what has GOTTEN the humankind and our environment in the jam(s) it’s presently in. DUH.)

  • JAW

    Funny… the man is 59 yo and has fathered only 3 offsprings… I doubt that he has been lucky and not getting wife preg… Or he is in a pretty sexless marriage… Or perhaps he has been playing with God’s plan and using contraception. For someone soo concerned by us reproducing he should be around 15 and counting… Or praying to his God for forgiveness for not reproducing more off spring.

  • crazycorgi

    Him and those like him don’t like the idea of anyone having sex because they stopped getting it long ago. No one wants to shag his nasty old ass and that infuriates him. He just wants everyone to stop getting any so we can all be as miserable in the bedroom as he obviously is.

  • Dez

    bmwblonde- your comment is brilliant! And so true!

    It’s a shame that someone like this man is involved in politics; he is such a TOOL!!! Keep your damn religious “MORAL” beliefs out of our lives! Especially our sex lives!! Stop trying to regulate people’s personal lives! All of this aside from the fact that SCIENCE SHOWS sexual orientation to be a predetermined disposition and NOT A CHOICE; this fact alone should make idiots like this understand that people should be free to love and have sex with whomever they desire so long as they’re not hurting anyone! It’s not your decision to make who we have sex with and it’s surely not your place to question god when you ask what the purpose of the mating of two males in regards to how it positively affects society- only the supreme being/creator knows that. And for the record, there are plenty of legit scientific studies out there that explain the positive effects of homosexuality in other species as far as societal bonding and of course, population control. Idiots like Gohmert rudely ask the question as if we don’t have an answer!

  • MK Ultra

    So this weirdo believes that by climbing on top of some hapless female and molesting her for what, about a minute, and passing on his junk DNA, that he is advancing the species?
    Dumb and ugly, just what humanity needs!

  • DrakeScott

    As always, the objection centers around male homosexuality, and poor women are invisibly along for the ride. I’ve often wondered if lesbians might have achieved equality a long time ago if they’d just jettisoned the rest of us. :-)

  • tomron

    I’ll tell him how gay sex fosters the betterment of humanity. If his father and/or mother were gay, humanity would probably have been spared having to deal with a neanderthal like him!

  • hf2hvit

    1. I thought he doesn’t believe in evolution
    2. He probably doesn’t “wonder” about it…he probably DREAMS about it

  • john77351

    Gee – we don’t reproduce idoits such as gohmert – I’m a Texan and Boy do we elect stupid down here.

  • EGO

    Louie Gohmert’s thinking is still in the dark ages. I am sure that some of us gay guys will either donate or sell some sperm for procreation….. ;>)

  • tomron

    @john77351: John, don’t beat yourself up too much. Michelle Bachman is from Minnesota, Virginia Fox is from (can’t remember where), and if my 80 year old brain were working properly this afternoon, I’d be able to name at least 5 – 10 others of Congress’ dumbest and most shockingly dangerous representatives. (Oops, just remembered Michelle Malkin.

  • D9W

    @redcarpet – I doubt he knows what a BJ is, sense in his world view sex is only for pumping out kids, unwanted or not.

  • vklortho

    How does backwards hypocritical bigots procreating advance the species?

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