Mitt Romney's decision to hire Richard Grenell, an openly gay man, as a campaign spokesman continues to irk Bryan Fischer, who took his case to CNN on Tuesday.

Grenell will serve as the the campaign's national security and foreign policy spokesman, the Romney campaign announced last Wednesday.

Fischer, a vocal opponent of gay rights and the host of the AFA-hosted radio program Focal Point, first tweeted his disapproval to his nearly 1,300 followers: “Romney picks out & loud gay as a spokesman. If personnel is policy, his message to the pro-family community: drop dead.”

He attacked Grenell, who has been partnered for 10 years, on his Monday program, asserting that homosexuals are about “short-lived relationships and frequent anonymous sexual encounters.”

“Now, whether Grenell indulges in that, I don't know,” he told his audience, before adding that gay people are not monogamous.

He also asserted that Romney's faith calls on him to condemn Grenell's sexual orientation.

“So, Mitt Romney's church teaches this conduct is considered sinful. … Governor Romney do you agree with the teachings of your church?”

“If you do, then what in the world are you doing hiring somebody to be a public representative on your behalf who has admitted to the entire world that he engaged in acts that you believe are offensive to God?”

“Now, if you don't agree with your church, then why should the evangelical community – why should the pro-family community – give you any support whatsoever?”

Fischer continued his attacks during an appearance on CNN, suggesting that the hire shows Romney supports gay rights.

“Everybody in D.C. says that personnel is policy. When Governor Romney picks somebody who is an activist homosexual and puts him in a prominent position, he's sending a shout out, it seems to me, to the homosexual lobby,” Fischer told host Kyra Phillips.

R. Clarke Cooper, executive director of the gay group Log Cabin Republicans, defended the hire, telling Fischer, “Governor Romney didn't hire Ric because he's a Protestant. He hired him because he's qualified as a national security, foreign policy technocrat … Ric's [sexual] orientation had nothing to do with the hiring process.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)