Christian conservative Rick Scarborough has said that gays should be referred to as “sodomites” because calling them “gay” is “an abuse of the language.”

Scarborough, a former Southern Baptist pastor from Pearland, Texas, now heads Vision America, which claims its mission is to “inform, encourage and mobilize pastors and their congregations to be proactive in restoring Judeo-Christian values to the moral and civic framework in their communities, states and our nation.”

In delivering a guest sermon at the Fairton Christian Center in New Jersey earlier his month, Scarborough declared that gays coming out of the closet was a sign that a nation has forgotten God.

“Gays, forgive me, I've been brainwashed,” Scarborough said. “It's not gays, it's homosexuals, sodomites. They're not gay, that's an abuse of the language. That's a twisting of the words. It won't be long and we're going to be calling pedophiles 'happy people.'”

“If a man having sex with a boy makes him happy, that doesn't make him a pedophile, it makes him happy. They're happy people.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)