Last night, led by Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), lawmakers convened a special session of floor speeches urging a repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." Extreme right-wing and anti-gay Texas Republican Rep. Louis Gohmert called Murphy's proposed DADT repeal a "perverse ... social experimentation" and that soldiers were being "held hostage by a sociological attack." Gohmert then launched a bizarre and vitriolic rant that claimed the Matthew Shepard hate crimes bill would lead to legalization of necrophilia, pedophilia, and bestiality. Oh and Nazism, too.
If you're oriented toward animals, bestiality, then, you know, that's not something that can be used, held against you or any bias be held against you for that. Which means you'd have to strike any laws against bestiality, if you're oriented toward corpses, toward children, you know, there are all kinds of perversions, [...] pedophiles or necrophiliacs or what most would say is perverse sexual orientations but the trouble is, we made amendments to eliminate pedophiles from being included in the definition.
Gohmert adds that he is "not a racist" and once voted for Alan Keyes, the extreme anti-gay Republican.