Texas Representative Louie Gohmert last
week criticized the Supreme Court's finding that gay and lesbian
couples have a constitutional right to marry, saying that the court
had declared itself to be God in handing down its ruling.
The Republican guest-hosted the Point
of View radio program, where a listener named Debbie called in to
complain that the high court had no constitutional authority to rule
on the issue of marriage.
Gohmert claimed that the Supreme Court
said in striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act
(DOMA) that the “federal government has no business getting
involved in marriage,” then turned around and said the opposite
when it struck down state marriage bans.
“It really disturbs me,” Gohmert
said. “For 50 years, the Supreme Court has been saying, okay,
less of God, less of God, not in the schools, not in public, you
can't pray, you can't talk about the Bible. And with that decision
last summer, they said forget what Moses said when he said, 'A man
shall leave his father and mother, a woman will leave her home, the
two become one flesh,' forget what Jesus said God said and what Moses
said, he quoted exactly the same thing. Forget what they said, we,
the majority of the Supreme Court, are now your god.”
Gohmert: Putting gays on an island would prove gay marriage wrong.)