Gohmert: Gays Shouldn’t Serve in Military Because They’d Just Be ‘Getting Massages All Day’

This is your daily reminder that Louie Gohmert is an elected U.S. official who receives at least 70 percent of his district’s vote every two years.

Appearing this week on Christian talk radio show Point of View, the Texas Republican pivoted a conversation on the U.S. military response to Ebola in West Africa to a rant against the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the 1993 policy that prevented openly gay people from serving in the military.

Gohmert being Gohmert, this was no ordinary rant against gay people in the military. No, no, this one connected Gohmert’s belief that gay people like to give each other massages, and thus would be unable to properly fight a war because they’d be too busy rubbing each other’s shoulders all day. Full text below:

I’ve had people say, “Hey, you know, there’s nothing wrong with gays in the military. Look at the Greeks.” Well, you know, they did have people come along who they loved that was the same sex and would give them massages before they went into battle. But you know what, it’s a different kind of fighting, it’s a different kind of war and if you’re sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into the big, planned battle, then you’re not going to last very long. It’s guerrilla fighting. You are going to be ultimately vulnerable to terrorism and, you know, if that’s what you start doing in the military like the Greeks did, as people have said, “Louie, you have got to understand, you don’t even know your history.” Oh, yes, I do. I know exactly. It’s not a good idea.

Watch below, preferably with bourbon in hand:

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