Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (AFA) has accused gay rights supporters of spreading “venom.”

Fischer, who recently attracted headlines when he attacked presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for hiring an openly gay spokesperson, has previously compared being gay to “people who eat the faces off homeless people,” accused Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank of promoting a “deathstyle,” called for a nationwide ban on gay sex, and argued that gay marriage leads to bestiality.

On his AFA-sponsored radio program, Focal Point, Fischer said gay men and lesbians are driven by a “dark, venomous, demonic hatred.”

“I am convinced that there is plenty of hatred in the debate over homosexuality, there's a lot of hatred, there's a lot of vitriol, there's a lot of venom – it is coming from homosexuals themselves,” Fischer told listeners. “The real haters are homosexuals. The real venom is coming from those that support the homosexual agenda, either homosexual activists, homosexuals, or those that support the homosexual agenda. They are the real haters. There is a heterophobic hatred, there is a Christophobic hatred that is just seething, there's a dark, venomous, demonic hatred that is in the homosexual community.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)