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Louie Gohmert: The pope is treating climate change deniers like Galileo — and it’s Obama’s fault

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Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) on Wednesday urged Pope Francis to consider “opposing viewpoints” from people who denied global warming instead of listening to President Barack Obama and the mainstream media.

During an interview with C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, host Greta Brawner asked the Tea Party-backed Republican to weigh in on the pope’s warning that God would judge those who did not act on climate change.

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“The trouble is that he has been persuaded that climate change is something that is dramatically affecting the planet right now, he’s bought in to all this,” Gohmert explained. “We have had popes that made enormous mistakes that were influenced by the world around them.”

“But if he’ll just really objectively look at the data and see that the world is really not warming,” he continued. “Climate change, I don’t see it so much as a problem. Where I live in east Texas, we have climate change, I totally believe that, I know that to be a fact. In fact, we have it four times a year.”

When Brawner pressed Gohmert about who had persuaded the pope, the congressman pointed to the president and the media.

“By the massive onslaught of media trying to convince the world that climate change is our leading problem, the president said it repeatedly,” Gohmert argued. “It’s wonderful it the pope listens to the words of the U.S. president, that’s a good thing.”

He added: “But you know, so many places do not even allow an opposing viewpoint… Since when does science not allow opposing viewpoints? Well, they didn’t allow Galileo to make an opposing viewpoint, there were a lot of accurate opposing viewpoints that were not allowed at the time that were later allowed to come in.”

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“And people wondered, ‘How in the world did that whole group of educated people come to the wrong conclusion?'”

Watch the video below from C-SPAN, broadcast July 8, 2015.

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White nationalist speaker heckled for denying Holocaust at Virginia gun march: ‘You are literally a neo-Nazi’

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A white nationalist speaker who has been affiliated with neo-Nazi rhetoric was caught on video denying the Holocaust at a pro-Second Amendment march in Richmond, Virginia.

The remarks were made by former Proud Boy Jovanni Valle, who goes by the name Jovi Val. Video clips of Valle's speech were shared on Twitter by writer Robert Evans.

"You wear a swastika and walk down the street," a man can be heard telling Valle. "You took it off and now you are like, oh no. You are denying the existence of the Holocaust."

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WATCH: Virginia gun rights activist trashes MSNBC reporter’s live shot by shouting F-bombs

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A gun rights activist in Virginia went ballistic on Monday when he saw an MSNBC correspondent reporting from a Second Amendment rally.

NBC's Gabe Gutierrez was finishing up his live report at the Richmond demonstration when a man burst into the shot.

The man rattled off a string of profanities and capped it off with "f*ck you." Several security guards blocked the man from getting close to Gutierrez.

"Apologies for some of the background noise you just heard," MSNBC host Hallie Jackson said as the network cut the sound.

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WATCH: Ricky Gervais roasts Hollywood as hypocrites at Golden Globes

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British filmmaker Sam Mendes on Sunday secured a shock best director win for war epic "1917" at the Golden Globes, which kicked off with a no-holds-barred monologue by host Ricky Gervais that shocked Hollywood's A-listers.

Stars arriving under bright California skies in couture gowns and extravagant jewels were greeted by the British comic's signature cutting one-liners at the awards ceremony, the first of the year building up to next month's Oscars.

"Let's go out with a bang, let's have a laugh at your expense, shall we?" joked Gervais, hosting the awards for the fifth and final time, before tearing into the industry.

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