Texas GOP Representative Louie Gohmert presented a bizarre case before the House on Thursday, arguing that the push for LGBT rights is wrong and that gay lives are not deserving of being saved if an apocalyptic asteroid were to threaten life on Earth.

Gohmert made reference to the Bible story, Noah’s Ark and the 2015 blockbuster hit, “The Martian” as he offered a solution that would usher people and animals into space ships so that humankind could colonize and survive on another planet.

“If you could decide what 40 people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity, how many of those would be same-sex couples?” he probed his fellow lawmakers. “You’re wanting to save humankind for posterity, basically a modern-day Noah, you have that ability to be a modern day Noah, you can preserve life. How many same-sex couples would you take from the animal kingdom and from humans to put on a spacecraft to perpetuate humanity and the wildlife kingdom?”

Gohmert says he wouldn’t allow any gay people to board the spacecraft, and he urged his colleagues to consider their position if they were to be faced with a decision on how to save humanity. Due to the attacks on “natural order” and religious freedom, Gohmert said, “we don’t have much longer to go.”

In a speech at Liberty University in Virginia last year, Gohmert took another swipe at gays, claiming that same-sex relationships are not natural. “How about if we take four heterosexual couples, and put them on an island where they have everything they need to live and exist, and we take four couples of just men and put them on an island where they have all they need to survive,” he said, “and then let’s come back in 100 years and see which one nature favors.”

While NASA has not issued any immediate apocalyptic warnings, we wonder if Gohmert and 39 of his cronies might volunteer to explore that new space colony while the gays are free to drink margaritas and enjoy the many exotic islands on Earth. Fire Island, Bora Bora, and Kauai rank among our top favorites!

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