WASHINGTON — Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Friday that the shootings that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater hours earlier were a result of “ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs” and questioned why nobody else in the theater had a gun to take down the shooter.
During a radio interview on The Heritage Foundation’s “Istook Live!” show, Gohmert was asked why he believes such senseless acts of violence take place. Gohmert responded by talking about the weakening of Christian values in the country.
“You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of a derelict takes place,” Gohmert said.
“Some of us happen to believe that when our founders talked about guarding our virtue and freedom, that that was important,” he said. “Whether it’s John Adams saying our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people … Ben Franklin, only a virtuous people are capable of freedom, as nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters. We have been at war with the very pillars, the very foundation of this country.”
Ernest Istook, the host of the show and a former Oklahoma congressman, jumped in to clarify that nobody knows the motivation of the alleged Aurora gunman. Gohmert said that may be true, but suggested the shootings were still “a terrorist act” that could have been avoided if the country placed a higher value on God.
Oh, man, this guy! Louie Gohmert, who rides the congressional crazy train with the likes of Michelle Bachmann and Steve King, et. al., deserves a double slap to both sides of his ignorant face! I’m sorry for name-calling, but nothing gets me more pissed off than folks like this who blame horrible atrocities on our lack of faith in GOD. And he also wants to blame gun control. I will be curious to see if this man obtained his firearms legally, as Jared Loughner and other crazy terrorist killers have done. Unlike Gohmert, however, I shan’t speculate before all the facts are in, since I don’t have a direct line to the (apparently homicidal) Almighty.