Watch below.Lieu: I just thought I would recite for you what Jesus Christ said about homosexuality: … … … I yield back— Acyn (@Acyn) June 8, 2022Related: GOP hopeful says she’s running for office after Jesus appeared to her son in closetLieu is a practicing Catholic.

Despite the supposed separation of church and state that is supposed to exist within politics, many lawmakers use the Bible to explain or defend their political actions.Lieu’s silence was a timely reminder of how Jesus never once commented upon, let alone denounced, gay people.A video clip of the speech has gone viral on Twitter, picking up over 55k likes and prompting thousands of comments.

Many come from Christians who have rushed to other sections of the Bible to defend their anti-gay stance. Others say any perceived Biblical reference to homosexuality should be irrelevant, whether for or against, as we don’t base our laws on the Bible.Related: Marjorie Taylor Greene likens herself to Jesus to explain speech at white nationalist event.