It’s Not OK To Be Gay In Space Says Texas Congressman

A Texas congressman took to the floor of the U.S. House this week to condemn gay and lesbian astronauts in space saying they don’t belong on a Noah’s ark style spaceship designed to save the Earth.

In a long rambling speech, Rep. Louis Gohmert used Hollywood fiction to argue scientific fact and also appeared to be the first Republican to address climate change and its dangerous affects on the planet, reports NewNowNext.

“I really wonder how many people in [Congress], who have the ultimate power to decide whether humanity would go forward or not—if it were an asteroid coming, something that would end humanity on earth, as dinosaurs were ended at one time, we have a spaceship that will go, as Matt Damon did in the movie, plant a colony somewhere, we can have humans survive this terrible disaster about to befall.”

“If you could decide what 40 people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity, how many of those would be same-sex couples?”

The far-right East Texas Republican known for making bizarre and homophobic comments used his time on the floor of the U.S. House to take a strong stand against gay space colonies.

NASA has sent some 330 brave Americans into space, but so far none of them have been openly gay; that is unless you count Sally Ride who wasn’t outed until after her untimely death in 2012.

Nevertheless, Gohmert felt it was more important to rail against gay and lesbian astronauts taking a ride in an imaginary doomsday shuttle than to deal with ISIS, the economy or….well anything else, reports the Houston Chronicle.

“You’re wanting to save humankind for posterity… you have the opportunity to be a modern day Noah, you can preserve life. How many same-sex couples would you take from the animal kingdom and from humans to put on the spacecraft to perpetuate humanity and the wildlife kingdom?”

The sexual preferences of private American citizens have been a long a long-standing campaign issue with the Texas congressman who previously said all same-sex couples in America should be dropped off on an island. Then, we could come back and check on them in a century to see if they survived.

Don’t worry, though, the lawmaker isn’t just against the LGBT community, he also hates immigrants who could give birth to future terrorists, female scientists, and sex education.

The U.S. congressman is also a strong supporter of states rights as he proved when he warned his constituents that last year’s Jade Helm military exercises could be an excuse for American soldiers to invade Texas.

The six-term congressman, clearly not a supporter of the separation of church and state, went on the radio earlier this year to say the Supreme Court declared itself to be God when it ignored the teachings of Jesus, God, and Moses and declared gay marriage legal.

Before his rant against gay and lesbian astronauts being allowed in the fictional space ark, the Texas congressman railed against the LGBT community, even going so far as to bash trans people as “perverse,” according to NewNowNext.

He also condemned the U.S. government for abolishing the first amendment by stopping Americans from freely practicing their chosen religion.

Citizens of the first congressional district in East Texas can rest easy knowing their representative in the U.S. House is looking after their best interests in the case of Armageddon. No gay or lesbian astronaut will be allowed on the Noah’s ark spaceship intended to save mankind.

[Photo by NASA via Getty Images]