Mike Johnson Urges Americans To Read The Bible

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), the newly elected speaker of the House, recently responded to comments CNN alleging that he’s belligerent toward the LGBT community.

Johnson was recently elected as House speaker by a unanimous vote from the Republican conference in the House. The election came after the House went three weeks without a speaker, unable to get anything done for the American people.

Recently, Johnson sat down for an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, where he explained that he’s a man of faith and encouraged listeners, including Hannity, to pick up a Bible and read it occasionally, as reported by BizPacReview.

Johnson’s comments came after Hannity brought up an article by CNN that included cherry-picked quotes about remarks the Louisiana Republican made in the past concerning the LGBT lifestyle.

Specifically, Hannity mentioned one of the quotes by Johnson that CNN pointed out reading, there is “no clear right to sodomy in the Constitution.”

“You have been getting hammered on this. And I wanna ask you about it. I wanna know exactly, you know, where you stand. Some of these comments were 15 years ago,” Hannity asked.

“I don’t even remember some of them,” Johnson replied. “I was a litigator that was called upon to defend the state marriage amendments.”

“If you remember back in the early 2000s, I think there were over 35 states, somewhere in that number, that the people went to the ballot in their respective states and they amended their state constitutions to say marriage is one man and one woman,” Johnson added.

Johnson continued by saying he’s “a rule of law guy.” The House speaker said that when Obergefell v. Hedges, the Supreme Court case that passed under then-President Barack Obama upholding the “right” to same-gendered marriage, he respected the law.

“I respect the rule of law, but I also genuinely love all people regardless of their lifestyle choices,” Johnson said. “This is not about the people themselves.”

“I am a Bible-believing Christian,” he added. “Someone asked me today in the media, they said, “It’s curious, people are curious. ‘What does Mike Johnson think about any issue under the sun?’” I said, “Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it, that’s my worldview. That’s what I believe and so I make no apologies for it.”