Last week, a Republican congressman from Texas attempted to explain his opposition to gay marriage by offering a twisted idea that involved gay people dying on an island.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) spewed his anti-gay rhetoric at Liberty University in Virginia last week, arguing that Americans who don't believe in God should be able to understand that same-sex relationships are not natural, according to Right Wing Watch.
"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," Gohmer said. "And then let's take four couples of just women and put them on an island, and then let's come back in 100 years and see which one nature favors."
This isn't the first time the lawmaker made bizarre marks regarding gay marriage and LGBT rights. He's also compared the treatment of those who are against marriage equality to how Nazis persecuted Jews in World War II, according to the Huffington Post. Right Wing Watch also points out that in July, Gohmert flipped out over the Supreme Court's historic gay marriage ruling, saying Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg "ought to be impeached" for their participation in the case.
Additionally, the congressman has linked gay marriage to bestiality, according to Politico.