Mike Johnson’s Wife Founded a Company That Equates Being Gay With Bestiality and Incest: Report
In the days since Republicans elected Mike Johnson as the Speaker of the House, a massive amount of information has come out about the previously little known representative from Louisiana, most of which has not been good. The person now second in line to the presidency is a climate-skeptic who tried to overturn the 2020 election, is virulently antiabortion, thinks mass shootings are caused by the teaching of evolution, and has said things like “homosexual relationships are inherently unnatural and…harmful and costly for everyone.” And, as it turns out, his wife appears to have some similarly hateful views about the LGBTQ+ community too.
HuffPostthat Kelly Johnson, the spouse of the newly elected Speaker, runs a counseling business that in its operating documents compares being gay to, among other things, having sex with a family member or animal. Specifically, Onward Christian Counseling Services’ 2017 operating agreement states: “We believe and the Bible teaches that any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography or any attempt to change one’s sex, or disagreement with one’s biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God.” The Speaker, who previously practiced law, notarized the document, and his signature appears on the last page. The company’s website is no longer accessible online.
As HuffPost notes, it’s not clear if Representative Johnson currently believes being gay is equivalent to bestiality and incest or if he did back in 2017. But there are strong indications that he and his wife are in lockstep in their point of views:
Of the hateful things he’s written about the LGBTQ+ community over the years, Johnson told Hannity, “I don’t even remember some of them,” which, to be clear, is not the same as disavowing what he said. He added, “I…genuinely love all people regardless of their lifestyle choices,” which, again, is not as reassuring as he probably thinks it is.