Jan. 23, 2014
Imagine being a gay high school student in rural East Texas struggling with your sexual orientation.
Then your congressman comes to your school and declares that gay sex is unnatural.
That’s what undoubtedly happened to some students at Carlisle High School in Price, Texas, on Wednesday. According to the Longview News-Journal, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, spoke to about 175 students, answering questions for a full 90 minutes:
Sascha Ford asked if Gohmert believed gay marriage should be recognized by Texas.
“I’m not homophobic,” he said, noting his gay friends say they should be able to be with whomever they want. “I agree, but if we’re going to continue society, it’s between a man and a woman. … I still want someone to explain to me how sexual relations between two men helps our species evolve forward.”
First of all, since when does Gohmert even believe in evolution? Second, it’s bad enough that Texas schools are teaching abstinence-only education. Now we’re going to replace sex-ed with biology lessons from this nutjob?
Along with a new study showing they reduce suicide, Gohmert’s appearance is a great example of why there needs to be a Gay Straight Alliance in every high school in Texas.
— John Wright