Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) reacted to two Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday by suggesting that same sex marriage "is usually tried at the end of a great civilization."
In a Capitol Hill press conference, Gohmert referred to the Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as "the five new holy quintets."
"For them -- I don't know what kind of cloistered walls this court has been behind," he opined. "They were not aware that the most wise man in history, Solomon, said there's nothing new under the sun. And this isn't new, and it's been tried over and over. And it's usually tried at the end of a great civilization."
"I would remind you of the document that allowed the United States to claim its independence and be free as recognized by England, the Treaty of Paris (1783)," the Texas Republican continued. "And if you look at that document, you will see big, bold letters at the top. Because put yourself in the place of the Americans. What would you make Britain swear under that they would be so afraid to go back on their word?"
"Well, what our founders came up with were these words: 'In the Name of the most Holy & undivided Trinity.' That's why it started that way, and they did not believe that even the adversaries in war would the nerve to go against that."
Gohmert concluded: "What we now have today is a holy quintet who goes against the laws of nature and natures God. And that's very unfortunate."