Tea Party Congressman Ties Colorado Shooting to Attacks on Christianity
Most politicians have been earnest in offering their sympathies to the families of the people murdered in an Aurora, Colorado theatre, but that’s not true for Congressman Gohmert, who is using this tragedy to push his agenda. According to Gohmert, this morning’s shooting should be blamed on atheism.
Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) appeared on The Heritage Foundation’s Istook Live, and while there, the Tea Party Congressman used this tragedy to push the idea, held by many Tea Partiers and Fox News adherents, that there is a war on Christianity:
ERNEST ISTOOK (HOST): What was your experience as a judge, when you’re on the bench, this is Congressman Luie Gohmert, when you’re on the bench, what was your experience with people who had mental health issues that were involved in crimes of violence?
GOHMERT (Congressman) : Well, it’s always a problem and there are some people who require medication … But you know, I might mention something else that hadn’t been public yet. Most of us that follow the military, love the military know that we have had an extraordinary increase in suicide rates in the military and it’s just heartbreaking … There was a study commissioned, 6,000 personal of index profiles and what they found, and I don’t ‘know if they’ll make it public…but all of the people who have committed suicide within their two percent studied, were part of their 2 percent most atheistic members of the military. We’ve lost our faith.
Gohmert is serving his fourth term in Congress and represents the First District of Texas.
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