The Ron Paul campaign on Wednesday boasted of the endorsement of Rev. Phil Kayser on its website.

“Dr. Kayser says, 'Ron Paul's strictly Constitutional civics is far closer to Biblical civics than any of the other candidate's on a whole range of issues,” staffers wrote under the headline, “RON PAUL ENDORSED BY EMINENT PASTOR REV. PHIL KAYSER, PH.D.”

In his 2009 book, Is The Death Penalty Just?, Kayser, a pastor at the Dominion Covenant Church in Omaha, Nebraska, argued that gay sex should be criminalized and that the death penalty was a possible punishment.

“This would have a tendency of driving homosexuals back into their closets,” he wrote. “I think I have demonstrated how even capital punishment can be restorative.”

Kayser confirmed to that he continues to believe that gay sex should be criminalized and supports the death penalty for offenders.

The item had been deleted from the campaign website as of late Wednesday night. However, gay blog Joe.My.God posted a screengrab.

(Related: Ron Paul's Iowa campaign director Mike Heath board member of anti-gay group.)