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September 21, 2014

Gohmert: Judges Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Need ‘Plumbing Lessons’

Former judge and current Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas has some advice for federal judges ruling on same sex-marriage cases: get some “basic plumbing lessons.”

Gohmert was discussing recent rulings legalizing same-sex marriage when he summed up the decisions of judges as saying, “‘Basically, we haven’t seen any biological evidence to support marriage being between a man and a woman.’”

To that legal explanation, Gohmert said those judges “need some basic plumbing lessons.”

The comment came during a monthly conversations with conservatives event hosted by the Heritage Foundation.

  • ajr86

    Radical judges who rule against God’s wishes and the people’s will, need more than a plumbing lesson.

    • dectra

      Using what, Aj? YOUR version of what God would do?

      I seem to recall a certain verse or two you and other right wing fanatics would do well to remember from the Book of Matthew..

      Judge not, that ye be not judged.

      For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

      And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

      • ralph_wiggam

        damn, you beat me to it.

      • Mike_Travis

        dectra, the Holy Bible states that homosexuality is an “abomination”. It is also one of the reasons why God totally destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. For your information, that is God’s word, NOT man’s.

        • sJames6621

          garbage -s and d was about not being hospitable to strangers – a requirement of all desert people

          • Mike_Travis

            ROFLMAO! You must be reading the New Atheists Bible. Your liberal re-writing of the Bible or anything else won’t fly as it is a lie.

    • Mark_in_VA

      Must come in handy that you are privy to God’s wishes.

      • dectra

        Well, given I’ve spent over two decades in the Seminary, I guess some scripture readily comes to mind.

        In reading some of these post, I find it both humorous and sad how folks claim to be ‘religious’ but do not have the wherewithal to live like Jesus asked us to.

        • Guest

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          • raffaelecafagna

            I wonder why dectra is silent ?????
            The Truth hurts

        • Mark_in_VA

          It seems you think I was replying to you. Just to be clear, the reply was to ajr86.

          • raffaelecafagna

            dectra is very confused

        • Guest

          Are you a pedophile?

      • sJames6621

        lots of people claim to hear what god wants eg anti homosexxuality

        BTW hearing voices where there arent any is a mark of delusion.

    • sJames6621

      I f you want to live in a theocracy go to saudi arabia – home of the 9-11 people

      Ps they dont like xtians.

  • dectra

    Gohmert is with out a doubt the most ignorant, bigoted, hate filled person ever elected in this country.

    • 1mrt1

      Right…he is just behind your gal mama Pelosi. Gomer

      • dectra

        Hush, child. No one cares what you bring to the discussion.

      • frumpus

        You are the most worthless pathetic piece of filth on the planet.

        • 1mrt1

          thanks…coming from a POS LIB troll like you that is a compliment. Now go crawl back under your Red rock.

          • WhiteJesus®

            Still fat, bald and unemployed?

        • sJames6621

          yup – genreral type of republicans who can only insult people when things dont go their way

          • karacek

            Republicans had great teachers…the left!

      • WhiteJesus®

        Hey, redneck guy!

      • karacek

        Pelosi is in a league of her own. She and Reid are really psychopaths. I cannot believe the dribble that comes out of their mouths! “You have to pass it to know what’s in it.” That alone is grounds to recall the turd!

    • raffaelecafagna

      dectra I told you to read the Constitution so you can understand Marriage
      and not Perversion ; got it ?? same sex marriage is your mentality and all others like you here a bunch of perverts ; Probably is you most ignorant , bigoted , hate filled liberal ; go back to your satanic cave ; come back after reading the Constitution , until that time , stay the hell out of my face and all Christians . Bless you .

      • Mike_Travis

        Liberals don’t believe in the Constitution, so what good would it do for them to read it?

        • raffaelecafagna

          Poke liberals and perverts and hope they go away. Tell the Truth and liberals will be hurting .
          Liberals are like seagulls: They fly in, make a lot of noise, steal your lunch, cr@p
          all over everything, then eventually fly away and leave to others to clean up
          the mess.

          • coldfish2

            that’s what Republicans do to our economy.

          • raffaelecafagna

            what you Liberals don`t understand is that Politicians are all alike ; their Pockets and Interests are First , Illegals are second and we Americans are nothing ; Reps are not better than Dems; Ryan and McCain are pure example , they are on your side ; the Budget that just passed , proposed by one each rep and dem , is a disgrace ; more spending and more waste ; government employees will have a pay increase , military retirement will be reduced , Illegals will collect benefits all paid by Stupid Taxpayers so ,I believe you Liberals need to Inform yourselves before you jump on my comment . Thanks.

          • coldfish2

            Hmmmm… and here I was looking at the big picture instead of picking and choosing things from Fox News. What a silly liberal I am.

          • karacek

            Wow, revelation!

          • Amanda Flowers

            Well I am not a liberal nor a conservative, and I agree with you. I find it disgusting the state the government is in. They are so busy pulling for themselves, and engaging in schoolyard name calling, that nothing gets accomplished. The whole thing is a clusterf*ck. The budget is going to simply add a chain on the roller that this coaster is already on. Pretty much everything you said will happen has already come to pass. I simply pointed out your repeating yourself. In this comment, you actually sound intelligent and make a point. Simply doing the pervert name calling is only using the tactics used in government already, and doesn’t make your point very well at all. What you just said does.

          • raffaelecafagna

            If you are not a liberal or a conservative , not many choices left ; me I am a Constitutionalist .; I do not work for the gov. they work for me and I am a free man in a free Nation and Intend to keep it that way ; God is my Friend and I believe in my Freedom of speech . Majority of Americans have side blinders or do not care about the situation of our Country ; NSA spying on us and Justice Department saying it is ok. ; the teaching of Common core in our schools ,that is brainwashing the next generation of Americans ; Amnesty in the make and the law says * you can`t go to another country without permission* ; if I go to Mexico without permission I will be in jail chained to a metal bed ; but Illegals jump the fence come here and no questions asked : free education , free medicals, free benefits all paid by Stupid American Taxpayers .Why do we have Laws if they are not respected , obeyed, enforce ?? our leadership at work and getting paid $179.000 + benefits and reserved parking spaces. Many Americans don`t see these problems or do not care . Thanks for a decent conversation , maybe there is hope .

          • karacek

            The government won’t let us out of the country because they are afraid we won’t come back, and then what happens to their pot of gold? Not getting it from illegals!

          • raffaelecafagna

            Leave the U.S. and go to…..???? There is no place on the planet like the U.S. ; reason for everyone wanting to come here , but no matter how many we allow here ,it will never solve the Poverty on the planet . If people of Mexico would tell their Gov. to correct all the problems or get out ; things would be starting to change ; same with other Nations ; that would reduce our Problems. I care about my Land .

          • karacek

            I care too. I’m not going anywhere. I was just being facetious replying to the comment about “needing government permission to leave the country”.
            Americans should start standing up to this administration and start demanding they abide by the Constitution and keep their oath of office. Go to the Patriots for America’s web site and read about Col. Riley’s “Operation American Spring”. You may want to get involved because you care.

          • raffaelecafagna

            Yes indeed , we are going ; how about you and friends ?
            are you going .?

          • karacek

            We Americans are not “nothing” to the libeturds, we are the pocketbook, the $$$$$$$$$$, the bucks, the MONEY

          • Joe Rogan

            Keep saying that over and over and maybe people will listen?

          • Amanda Flowers

            Yes raffaelecafegna repeats himself a lot.

          • raffaelecafagna

            The Truth Hurts and explains about Liberals in a Polite manner , Bless You

          • karacek

            Yeah, and you still don’t get it!!!!!

          • raffaelecafagna

            wake up and smell all the problems around you ; one coming is Illegal Immigration and if passed , we will be invaded by Legals and Illegals , taking those few jobs left or even talking our present jobs , they work for cheap money ; but like always , Liberals are uninformed and I am a bad person .Bless you.

        • raffaelecafagna

          Liberals are like seagulls: They fly in, make a lot of noise, steal your lunch, cr@p
          all over everything, then eventually fly away and leave to others to clean up
          the mess.

          • Marco Luxe

            You’re confusing liberal seagulls with Republican chicken hawks who start wars, gorge on warmongering profits,, destroy the economy then fly away offshore and leave others to pick over scraps.

          • raffaelecafagna

            look who is talking ; how about the present wars ??
            Your dear Obama destroyed the economy ; 16 coal industries gone , last one was the led industry in Missouri , closed December 31 . The disaster in the Gulf , Bailouts , Green Energy , Solyndra , Electric cars , the Give me Give me Free Stuff ; 24 Million Illegals ; check the Waste List ; a Nation like America can`t build , manufacture , fabricate a Stupid Light Bulb but the Chinese can ; don`t say Bush did it because he left at the end of 08 and gas was $ 1.89.

          • Amanda Flowers

            Bush and Obama are prime examples of the problem in government all together. Republicans and Democrats are both too far and both completely corrupt.

      • Amanda Flowers

        Wanna see a bigot? Try a hardcore Christian who, like you, calls anyone who is different satanic, anyone who doesn’t believe as You do, you wish hell fire and brimstone. So much for following the teachings of Christ, who preached forgiveness, who walked shoulder to shoulder with sinners of all kinds, who spoke of forgiveness for EVERYONE, if they only believe and accept, admitting their mistakes, admitting they are a sinner in need of saving. How sad. It’s “Christians” like you, who give the whole religion a bad rap, who make it difficult for other Christians..

        • renatastar

          there is nothing about marriage in the Constitution. I just checked mine.

          • Amanda Flowers

            You’re right there isn’t. But I get the feeling we are wasting our time replying to this guy. He repeats himself in response to anything that is said to him.

          • karacek

            Marriage is not regulated or ruled by government. The Bible states a man will leave his mother (or his home) and cling to his wife (that denotes female by the way), and the two shall become ONE (that is a child)! That’s what marriage is all about since the beginning of time.
            Now you progressive, liberal commie perverts want to change what has been since man was put on the earth. All for the sake of the corrupt and satanic illuminati that want to control the world and its population. That’s what this abortion bs is all about also…their depopulation program. They are also planning on getting rid of their “useful idiots” (that’s you) along with Christians and people in general, billions I am talking about; up to 90% of the world population.
            Get some knowledge people and know what’s going on in the world. Go out of the country for your news and info. And, I promise, I won’t say “I told you so!”

        • raffaelecafagna

          you , dectra and others are perverts with a distorted mentality ; marriage is one man and one women ; the rest is perversion or sick mentality ; Leave Christians alone and do not impose your confused mentality on others , just keep it to yourselves . BUZZ OFF and stay out of my face .

        • karacek

          Ever heard of Sodom & Gomorrah? Where do you think the word sodomy comes from. God is all loving and will forgive sins, but God is also all just. You reap what you sow. You cannot be in a homosexual relationship and be with Christ. God tells us this, and He doesn’t lie! So, you don’t know what you are talking about. Yes, God loves the person, but despises the un-natural, perverted act. So in a “marriage”, denoting sexual contact, is an abomination; and as long as they practice the act, they are condemned!
          GOD’S LAW, not man’s! And whether you like it or not, America is STILL a Christian country, no matter what the liar usurper says.

    • raffaelecafagna

      and you ???? a pervert ??????

    • Amanda Flowers

      He comes close I must admit, but sadly, no. He isn’t the most bigoted. He is simply in the high elite of governmental bigots.

    • karacek

      According to who?, you? Get a life and some knowledge

  • Sam_Handwich

    I guess Rush Limbaugh must need some basic plumbing lessons too, since he’s been through 4 marriage certificates and failed to reproduce even once.

    • WhiteJesus®

      I M P O T E N T

    • coldfish2

      Maybe that’s because he started out as a woman.

  • AnotherTexan

    Gohmert is being a fool. God doesn’t tolerate hate, read the bible, nor does he condem homosexuals. Sounds like some of you need a proper theology lesson yourselves…

    • raffaelecafagna

      uninformed and confused ; it is your invention; I think you forgot Sodom and Gomorra

    • Mike_Travis

      The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is an “abomination”. Cannot be any clearer than that, pal.

      • raffaelecafagna

        Another Texan is very well known to be a * Trouble Maker * he comes here to pollute , same with dectra ; they jump from one site to another , they are liberals with a perverted mentality.

        • sJames6621

          then you are simply a hater

          • raffaelecafagna

            Not really ; not interested in democrats , liberals and perverts .

          • Mike_Travis

            Well said raffael.

      • InformedTexan

        I wouldn’t say “clearly,” as the bible is not very clear about anything, particularly with its numerous transcriptions and translations. Though the KJV says it pretty explicitly, many scholars have challenged that interpretation, as the context of the original script is so ambiguous, not to mention the language itself. Religious scholars have postulated that Leviticus 18 & 20 is actually referring to the Holiness Code, a code of purity meant to distinguish the behavior of Israelites from the Canaanites. Also, homosexuality was never specifically identified as the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah. Most scholars find the story of Sodom to condemn the violent rape of guests, rather than homosexuality. There are many, many scholars who profess the inaccuracies of the KJV.

      • Tom Holloway

        I respect your right to believe that. I don’t. Please don’t impose your beliefs on me, and I won’t preach to you.

        Tolerance.

        • Mike_Travis

          Tom, and I respect your right to disagree. Just don’t try to force your values, like “tolerance” on America. God does not tolerate sin, nor should His people. You don’t have to believe it as you are the one who has to pay the price. Liberals preach tolerance, unless it goes against what they believe like Christianity almost always does.

          • Tom Holloway

            It never occurred to me tolerance was controversial. Let me rephrase that one word:

            “Do to others what you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets.” Matthew 7:12

            I would hope this is a universal value — both for all conservatives and liberals as well as Christians, Jews and non-believers. Or,

            “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Matthew 7:1

          • Amanda Flowers

            Thank you!!

          • renatastar

            When was the last time you talked to God? How do you know he doesn’t tolerate sin? If he hates homosexuality so much, why does he keeps creating homosexuals? I find it interesting that people is so sure about what the CREATOR of the entire fracking UNIVERSE thinks. This is a s***load of presumption.

      • JeffreyRO55

        So, Mike, why do people disagree over what the Bible says, and means, about homosexuality (a concept that didn’t even exist in biblical times!)?

      • sJames6621

        the bible is 2000 years old The word homosexuality was created by a german doctor in 1869

        Just another example of why the bible is full of it

        BTW these right winger – in the past their religion burned books on the human body so prayer would get credit for what we know know as the immune system

        hundreds of millions died until we got out of the dark ages and developed modern medical technology

        ingenreal these right wingers are the same who claim to support lfie but object to the USA joining virtually every western democracy all of which guarantee medical care for all

        The hypocrisy is horrible

        • Mike_Travis

          So homosexuality did not exist throughout history? That is liberal insanity for you.

          • AnotherTexan

            Actually it isn’t, you’re just too dumbfounded by your own blindness to actually try and understand what others are trying to tell you. Do your research and get off of your GOP high-horse.

        • karacek

          You’re dreaming. Medical care for all, if you lived long enough to get it! That’s why people from Canada and Europe, and even the Middle East come to the USA, because the wait for treatment was too long. Well used to before Obummer killed our medical system.

      • AnotherTexan

        The KJV does, but not all Christian bibles do. Did you not read my post at all? If you don’t like the legalization of equality, do America a favor and move to Africa. You’d fit right in :)

      • renatastar

        It also says that eating shellfish is an abomination. Are you ready to destroy the shrimp business in LA and the lobster one in MA?

    • Amanda Flowers

      Thank you!! A lot of people need reminding of that! Even in the King James version, the word homosexuality is used once. ONCE!! And in the King James version, Christ preaches of forgiveness and tries to help the people, not condemn them. Something these “christians” would do good to remember. They follow a religion in Christs’ name, yet they behave in the opposite of Him.

      • karacek

        Yes, Christ does preach forgiveness…but you have to REPENT, then the forgiveness comes. A person cannot ask for forgiveness and continue doing the same thing and think he is saved. Doesn’t happen that way. As I said earlier, God loves the person but despises the homosexual act!

  • Pacingguy

    Stupid people say stupid things.

  • Marco Luxe

    I sort of agree with Gohmert’s reduction of marriage partners to their plumbing parts. He clearly and repeatedly shows that many Republican men in power reduce themselves by their behavior to essentially a big brainless male reproductive part that temporarily inflates itself for no purpose other than its own pleasure.

    • Amanda Flowers

      Exactly!!

  • sJames6621

    lots of the right iwngers comments here – its sunday and their right wing pastors are giving them a dose of religious based hatred of gay people

    Just as in the past they went nuts when scotus ended bans in inter-racial marriage – those clowns claimed they could no longer protect the sancitty of the white race

    Religions which always need an enemy to keep their people faithful and terrorized about hell should all be sent into the dustbin of hsitory

    BTW most of these religions claim that god gave man free will. What kind of a god would give man free will not just to demonize gays but to have wars etc

    answer re the god in the following parentheses (…………)

    • raffaelecafagna

      majority of comments here are from liberals , democrats , socialists and perverts

      • Amanda Flowers

        You say that an awful lot. Perhaps it is that you have a fascination with perversion, that you see it everywhere. I am a married woman of seven years, but still see a need to voice against arrogance, and ignorance when it shows itself. Especially when such actions are done by men who are supposed to be making decisions in office that affect all of us.

  • wallywolf

    Gohmert is so dumb and so stupid that if I lived anywhere even near his district, I’d move. The mentality of people who would even elect someone who is so intellectually challenged is even more frightening than Gohmert. It’s almost like he is mentally disabled. How can the republican leadership even tolerate a man like this?

  • Hearin in the Bronx

    Until 1974 the Diagnostic
    Statistical Manual (professional medical definition book) included in section #302 Sexual Deviations –
    “302.0 Homosexuality

    302.1 Fetishism

    302.2 Pedophilia

    302.3 Transvestitism

    302.4 Exhibitionism

    302.5 Voyeurism

    302.6 Sadism

    302.7 Masochism

    302.8 Other sexual deviation

    [302.9 Unspecified sexual deviation]”
    Looks like many if not most are still – deviations practiced and becoming more accepted. Does this make them RIGHT? How many parents tell their children about the birds, bees, LGBTs and these?

  • lsam53

    So teaching federal judges how to plumb a toilet is going to help…eh? Gomer is hilarious! I’m guessing Roll Call couldn’t locate any news today?

  • Amanda Flowers

    What a bigoted arrogant idiot! Here’s some basic “plumbing”: if you refer to an external or male sex organ as the straight end of a pipe, it can fit into any “flared” end, which both sexes have a “flared end” as it were. So there’s his basic plumbing lesson. Just shows what a soft handed fool he is, that he would use an analogy that totally belies how little he has worked in a real word occupation, how little he has actually held a tool, and furthermore, how little he actually has any knowledge of human anatomy. His arrogance leads him to speak without actually putting any real thought into it first. Basically, in terms even Gohmert can understand: open mouth, insert foot.

    • karacek

      I believe what he meant by “plumbing” was not referring to the male organ, but that there is a difference between the male and female. Where the hell are you coming from?

  • Amanda Flowers

    It is really very sad, nowhere is safe in the governmental pool, no matter what side you support, for both sides are not only corrupt, but both are partied mainly by ignorant men such as this.

  • MaximumOvertroll

    if marriage is a religious institution it shouldn’t be recognized by the government at all.

    • karacek

      Exactly, but the government wants to control everything in your life and make a buck doing it!

      • MaximumOvertroll

        government is a concept, politicians are the problem.

        • karacek

          True.

  • karacek

    Judges are corrupt and part of the USA Corp. In NJ, the federal judge here passed same sex marriage without input from the citizens. Not her choice, it is the choice of We The People. That is something we have to work on here and get these judges in line. The Common Law Grand Jury will take care of that. Check out National Liberty Alliance dot org, cannot give link, and see the power the Founding Fathers gave We The People.

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