The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer sounded off on a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which found that 2 percent of Americans over the age of 18 identify as gay or lesbian.
As Right Wing Watch first reported, Fischer slammed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates as "belligerent" and "intolerant bullies" who represented a "tiny little minority" of the U.S. population in a broadcast on his "Focal Point" radio show this week.
"This is sexual deviancy," Fischer said, urging LGBT people to "turn [themselves] over to God."
He then added, "It's almost comical that we have allowed these people to have so much power in our culture where they can force their deviant lifestyle into the public sphere and compel so many sectors of society to recognize this and to celebrate it as some kind of normal lifestyle."
Fischer's comments aren't particularly surprising given his history. Earlier this month, he denounced Burger King's "Proud Whopper" campaign, arguing that the fast food franchise's LGBT-friendly effort as a "bonehead move from a marketing standpoint."
"When people sit down to eat a hamburger, the last thing they want to be thinking about is two guys having sex," Fischer noted at the time.