Texas Representative Louie Gohmert, a
Republican, on Tuesday claimed that child abuse “universally”
turns boys gay.
Gohmert made his comments while guest
hosting the Point of View radio program.
On the program, Gohmert interviewed
Walt Heyer, who claims he is a former transgender woman who
transitioned back to a man.
vocal opponent of LGBT rights, noted that while serving as a
judge he observed that boys who were victims of child abuse “ended
up feeling that they were gay.”
“As a judge handling thousands of
felony cases here in Texas, it seemed interesting to me that so often
when it was a case of an adult man being charged with molesting a
young boy, that the boys just seemed like, universally, they ended up
feeling that they were gay,” Gohmert
said. “And I was a bit perplexed by that, that gee, a kid would
be molested and he goes on to think he’s gay the rest of his life
when it seems like maybe that was not necessarily the road he was
going down until the adult molester stepped in.”
On Monday's program, Gohmert
appeared to agree with his guest's claim that legal same-sex marriage
caused Noah's Flood.