Friday, July 20, 2012

Rep. Gohmert (R) uses Aurora Shooting to Decry "ongoing attacks on Christian-Judeo beliefs"

Tea Party Congressman and batshit moron (he of the “Terror Baby” fame), Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is taking to hate radio (The Heritage Foundation’s Istook Live) using the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting as an excuse to decry the “ongoing attacks on Christian-Judeo beliefs” stating that “We’ve lost our faith.”

Never mind that no one yet knows the motives or mental state of the shooter. I guess Gohmert is a mind reader.

Later Gohmert also used the incident to seemingly blame atheists for being suicidal. I don’t get the non sequitur…  

“…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 (sic) 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.”

He isn’t very clear there, but is he saying that the study consisted of 2% of the military suicides and everyone of the suicides within that 2% of suicides were “atheistic”?

One wonders if this study is accurate, misquoted, or if Gohmert just made it up.


Nick said...

I called Heritage out on this on the twitters(they follow me). We'll see if I get a response.