Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said during a radio interview this week that gays shouldn’t be allowed in the military because their proclivity toward “getting massages all day” would make the nation vulnerable to terrorism.
Gohmert’s comments, highlighted on Friday by Mediaite, were made during an appearance Tuesday on Christian talk radio show “Point of View” as part of his criticism of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
I’ve had people say, “Hey, you know, there’s nothing wrong with gays in the military. Look at the Greeks.” Well, you know, they did have people come along who they loved that was the same sex and would give them massages before they went into battle. But you know what, it’s a different kind of fighting, it’s a different kind of war and if you’re sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into the big, planned battle, then you’re not going to last very long. It’s guerrilla fighting. You are going to be ultimately vulnerable to terrorism and, you know, if that’s what you start doing in the military like the Greeks did, as people have said, “Louie, you have got to understand, you don’t even know your history.” Oh, yes, I do. I know exactly. It’s not a good idea.
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