Congressman Louie Gohmert Seems to Think Sex Ed is for Teaching Kids How to Breed

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Dan Zettwoch
Clearly, Louie Gohmert isn't properly imagining a world without sex ed.
The version of sex ed taught to Dallas ISD students, which is representative of what's on offer elsewhere in Texas, is completely absurd. It's tough to reach any other conclusion when the curriculum compares premarital sex to a frog slowly boiling alive in a pot of water and likens condom use during premarital sex to jumping off a bridge wearing elbow pads to cushion the fall.

That's what happens when politicians who choose to ignore the very basic biological fact that teenagers love sex, have always loved sex, and always will love sex set the rules governing what kids can be taught. It's easy enough to see the appeal in this approach, the idea that, if you ignore something long enough, it might disappear. Harder to fathom is why there is such opposition to provide common-sense instruction telling kids how best to prevent pregnancy, avoid STDs, and generally have a safe and healthy sex life. They're going to be doing it regardless.

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U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert of Tyler, who represents nearly 1 million Americans in Congress, offered us a brief but enlightening glimpse into that line of thinking yesterday when he appeared on David Barton's WallBuilders Live radio show. Here's a sample, via Right Wing Watch:

Let the kids be innocent. Let them dream. Let them play. Let them enjoy their life. You don't have to force this sexuality stuff into their life at such a point. It was never intended to be that way. They'll find out soon enough. And, in fact ... mankind has existed for a pretty long time without anyone ever having to give a sex-ed lesson to anybody. And now we feel like, oh gosh, people are too stupid to unless we force them to sit and listen to instructions. It's just incredible.

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Sex ed doesn't teach kids how to breed, of course. Anyone still unfamiliar with Gohmert might suspect that his comments would seem less ridiculous when given the full context of what he was saying.

But no. Gohmert continues on in the radio appearance to say that sex ed reminds him of that time when he was an exchange student in the Soviet Union back in the 1970s and learned that children there didn't actually belong to their parents. That, he argues, is what really sex ed programs are -- an attempt by liberals to subvert the nuclear family and replace it with the state.

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Yo as long as Sandra Fluke be get’in her free birf controls pills what diff’ do it make?

Ever Dirt McKinney
Ever Dirt McKinney

I cant say his name without laughing hard........Louie even though he is right about some staying out of Syrian civil war is never ashamed to throw his opinion out there without regard if no other living person agrees with for that ...he is cool....hahahaha

Melvin Willis
Melvin Willis

Where has Gohmert been for the last 60 years? Our leaders have poo for brains.


Gohmert wants to use the power of government to run everyone's lives to his beliefs ... Gohmert was an exchange student in the 70's Soviet Union ... now I get it!!!  Louie's a COMMIE!!!

Terrence Wilsön
Terrence Wilsön

Makes Rick Perry look like a Rhodes scholar.....that's our Louie!

Holly Henson
Holly Henson

Wow.....sometimes I dont know if these politicians are actually THAT stupid or if they're just twisting everything to serve their personal agenda...

Javier Lopez
Javier Lopez

Isn't this the same congressman who said to look out for terrorist acting Hispanic?


You know, I wouldn't be as bothered by ol' Louie's attitudes if he made absolutely sure that Texas sex ed classes also contained the important message "Don't fuck your sister." This way, while it doesn't do anything to fix Louie, it _does_ guarantee that we'll be seeing a lot fewer Texas legislators and representatives like him in the future.

Montemalone topcommenter

So Gohmert's advocating gay sex, cuz there's no breeding involved?

Way to go!


Sex ed should teach that sex IS breeding though.  Apparently they don't, given how many people are surprised by becoming pregnant after having sex.  We call sex between every other animal on earth breeding or mating with the expectation of new offspring.  If we called it what it really was, you wouldn't be surprised to become pregnant.

everlastingphelps topcommenter

Gohmert is an idiot for thinking that sex ed teaches kids to breed.  However, everyone knows that we can't have gun education in schools because that just teaches kids to kill.


@doublecheese  If you go at it in the manner of the couple illustrated above, I'm pretty sure no pregnancy will result.

holmantx topcommenter


Look.  Kids love guns and teaching gun abstinence and declaring "gun free zones" is obviously not the way. You can't stop kids from getting guns.  The culture has changed and society must embrace the new reality that just saying no to guns isn't working. Gohmert is an idiot if he thinks teaching gun safety will cause more gun crime in the schools.  

RTGolden1 topcommenter

@CornyDoggy @everlastingphelps It is a legitimate argument.  All of our (society's) most fractious debates are intertwined, and hypocrisy on both sides is the woof weaving it all together.  If the People on the left and right would look past the politics of the left and right, the country would move along a lot more efficiently.  Abortion, Sex education, Gun Control, Religion, Speech are all supposed to be individual rights, meaning the individual makes their own choice regarding them, not the government.  Don't like the schools teaching abstinence only sex education to your kids?  Teach them yourself.  Don't like guns? Don't own one.  Don't like abortions? Don't have one (or, if you're a male, practice that abstinence only stuff and don't get anyone pregnant).  Do we really need the government to come in and tell us who gets tied up and who has to wear the leather mask?

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