Rep. Louie Gohmert says he doesn’t see the value of sex education, noting that “mankind has existed” just fine without for a long time.
On Monday, the Texas Republican was discussing indoctrination through education on a conservative radio show “Wallbuilders Live,” and decrying what he said was a liberal agenda to push homosexuality and sexuality on children too young.
“Actually, 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 unless we force them to sit and listen to instructions. It is just incredible,” Gohmert said. “For heaven’s sake, let the kids be innocent.”
The whole attitude reminds Gohmert of the Soviet Union, he said, and he believes it’s a “natural law” that parents should have a say in their children’s education.
“That is the very thing that some of these liberals want to take away, and it reminds me so much of the summer that I was an exchange student in the Soviet Union back in the ’70s, and I was shocked when they were saying, No the children don’t belong to the parents, they belong to the state,’” Gohmert said. “And I thought, well, thank God that we don’t have that in our country, and now I’ve seen this coming with the lady from MSNBC saying, Hey children belong to the state not the children,’ and it just sent chills because it took me back to the ’70s when that’s what the Soviet Union used to say.”