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.

Gohmert, a 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.