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Introducing Louie Gohmert's Head-Turning Theory On Gay Marriage, Nazis And Jews

05/09/2014 03:32 pm 15:32:09 | Updated May 09, 2014

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said on the House floor Friday that liberals who call anti-gay-marriage Christians "haters" are subjecting them to persecution similar to how Nazis treated Jews during the Holocaust.

"It is amazing that in the name of liberality, in the name of being tolerant, this fascist intolerance has arisen," Gohmert began.

"People that stand up and say, you know, I agree with the majority of Americans, I agree with Moses and Jesus that marriage is [between] a man and woman, now all of a sudden we're considered haters, hate-mongers, evil, which really is exactly what we've seen throughout our history as going back to the days of the Nazi takeover in Europe."

Gohmert proceeded to detail the sequence of events during the Holocaust.

"First, they would call people haters, evil, and build up disdain for those people who held those opinions or religious views or religious heritage."

"Then next came, well those people are so evil and hateful let's bring every book that they've written, or that has to do with them, and start burning the books," Gohmert continued, referring to Nazi book burnings.

Finally, Gohmert brought in psychology.

"That's called projecting," he said. "Someone that has a characteristic and to divert condemnation on themselves, they project their characteristic on someone with whom they disagree."

"So the most intolerant in America ... like me, yeah we get upset, we can't stand to see our nation torn apart. Can't stand to see the Judeo-Christian values on which our country was founded demeaned, depicted as somehow evil, so we stand up for those things, but there's no hate for individuals."

Watch a clip from the House floor above.

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