Louis Gohmert is still talking about Solomon while attacking the Supreme Court’s marriage rulings, but now he’s trying to explain away the irony when he does so. On a Family Research Council radio show, he tied himself in knots with this bit of nonsense:
Gohmert reacted to the court’s rulings by quoting “the wisest man in the history of mankind,” King Solomon, while lamenting that his wisdom was “ruined” by engaging in polygamy (which also happens to undermine Gohmert’s case that there was just one definition of marriage in the Bible).
“He should’ve stuck with one man and one wife and I think he’d stay wise the rest of his life,” Gohmert said of Solomon, “but during a period of wisdom he said, ‘There is nothing new under the sun,’ and the holy quintet [the Supreme Court] had not apparently realized that, they really thought this was something new and improved.”
He really is stuck on this “nothing new under the sun” as though it says something interesting about the situation. It’s a generic platitude, Louis. Seriously. But then he really starts blathering:
The congressman then delved into the world of philosophy: “From a philosophical standpoint, you know, we got intellectuals on the court who are believed to support the idea that evolution is how mankind got here and there is an ongoing evolution occurring. And I can’t just help but wonder, as these brilliant intellectuals have gotten to this point, how marriage between two men fits into the evolving of producing higher offspring that make the species higher and better.”
It doesn’t. Why should it? It’s not like not allowing them to get married is going to force them to reproduce. Gohmert really is a moron.