Social conservative Michael Brown has criticized the argument that anti-gay activists might have a personal stake in the issue.

Brown, the author of A Queer Thing Happened To America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been and the host of the radio program The Line of Fire, appeared Monday on The David Pakman Show to discuss a recent Town Hall article in which he argues that conservatives should not abandon their battle against gay marriage.

“I oppose two men marrying or two women marrying because I believe it's wrong,” Brown said in defending his opposition. “I believe it's in the worst interest of society, children, families and contrary to God's will. If society shifted in such a way that same-sex marriage was the law of the land, I'd still say it's wrong and I would still work for what I feel is right.”

The program derailed when Pakman asked Brown his thoughts on anti-gay activists and politicians who later turned out to be gay themselves.

“Well, I think that's their issue. As someone that's been heterosexual from the first moment of any sexual romantic thoughts and has never had to deal with a homosexual thought in my life, the more I hear those things, the more it makes me wonder what's going on in that person's life. You know I got gay activists that constantly focus on what I write, does that mean that they like me secretly? Or perhaps because you take a certain stand on these issues I should assume that you're a closet conservative Christian? I mean it's such a bizarre way of thinking but when I read those pathetic thoughts I think what's going on with these people, don't they have something better to do?”

“It's the standard gay argument that when someone opposes these things, they must have some private issue. Which is really a pathetic [inaudible]. Can't someone understand that I have an issue with two men marrying or two women marrying? Can't someone understand that the world's best mommy is not a good daddy. Can't people understand that there are biblical convictions that say God made us a certain way for a certain reason?” (The video is embedded on this page Visit our video library for more videos.)