Bryan Fischer of the Christian conservative American Family Association (AFA) believes a Catholic high school in Columbus was “absolutely right” in firing a lesbian teacher.

Carla Hale was terminated last month from her teaching position at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, Ohio after her employer, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus, learned she was gay.

Hale, a 19 year health and physical education teacher at Watterson, was anonymously outed in a letter to the Diocese in February. The letter included Hale's mother's obituary, which listed her partner.

The 57-year-old told NPR affiliate WOSU that she was fired in a letter from the Columbus Diocese signed and delivered by Principal Marian Hutson.

Hale said that the Diocese fired her for violating moral law.

On his AFA-sponsored Focal Point radio show, Fischer agreed with the school's decision.

“The school discriminated against this teacher, yes they absolutely did and they should have,” Fischer told listeners. “They were absolutely right to do it. … It is right to discriminate against people who engage in aberrant sexual behavior.”

“We should discriminate against people like that,” he added. “We discriminate against shoplifters.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

On Wednesday, Hale announced that she would file a complaint against the Diocese alleging it violated the city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.