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11/08/2013 09:23 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Homosexuality, Like Trans Fats, Is 'A Hazard To Human Health,' Bryan Fischer Claims

You can count the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer among the conservative pundits angered by the Senate's approval of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, this week.

Fischer, whose anti-gay rants have become a near-weekly staple of his "Focal Point" radio show, pointed to the U.S. Food and Drug Association's plans to ban heart-clogging trans fats from supermarket shelves, Right Wing Watch first reported.

"They are convinced it is a hazard to human health, even though it makes your frosting taste better, your donuts taste better; it makes your crackers taste better," Fischer declared. "If we were gonna take that same reasoning, we would ban homosexuality for the same reason ... it is a hazard to human health."

Anyone familiar with Fischer's established views on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community wouldn't be surprised by this latest declaration. Earlier this fall, Fischer compared LGBT rights activists to modern-day "Nazi stormtroopers" who want to "eliminate" opponents.

He's also praised Russia's "gay propaganda" law in recent weeks, arguing that the controversial legislation "expresses...values that we have been advocating for years and years and years."

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