Republican Congressman Says Theater Shooting Could've Been Prevented With Guns & Jesus

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Hours after a horrifying armed assault that claimed the lives of 12 people and injured dozens more at a Colorado screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert took to the radio airwaves to call the tragedy an "attack on Judeo-Christian beliefs" and surmise aloud what would have happened if only more people in the hazy, dark movie theater would have had guns. Yeah, if only that 3-month-old baby that got shot had a gun and just a liiiittle bit more Christ, none of this would have happened.


The remarks came during a radio appearance on The Heritage Foundation's "Istook Live!" and included some other gems like a bizarre ramble about how the Founding Fathers would have been upset about the state of the world today because some Americans aren't all that into religion anymore, and how maybe if more people in the theater had guns, they could have shot blindly into the dark haze and ended the shooting spree, because everyone knows that when you carry a gun, you automatically get night vision. It's like how Peter Parker got bit by a spider and became Spider-Man. And, really, even though God could have prevented this tragedy, God opted not to because God listens to American law enforcement, and Americans were like "Ugh, GOD, just GO AWAY you're ALWAYS EMBARRASSING ME by SHOWING UP TO MOVIE THEATERS."

People say ... where was God in all of this? We've threatened high school graduation participations, if they use God's name, they're going to be jailed ... I mean that kind of stuff. Where was God? What have we done with God? We don't want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present.


An all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving God that just pisses off when people exclude him from civic events.

God, if you're there, please tell Louie Gohmert to shut the fuck up.


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I'm really sick of this whole Judeo-Christian values stuff. What they mean is Christian values. Less than 100 years ago these people would have hated Jews. And even further back, they would have persecuted us. And now they want to pretend like we're suddenly the same religion?