Christian conservative Bryan Fischer, a staunch opponent of gay rights, has refused to answer whether he's had gay sexual impulses.

During an appearance on Alan Colmes' radio program, Fischer asserted that because people are selective in their choice of sexual partners it would follow that being gay is a choice.

“[P]eople are not obligated to act on every sexual impulse that they experience,” Fischer said.

“Have you ever had a gay impulse?” Colmes asked.

“Alan,” Fischer said with a laugh, “I'm not gong to talk about that ...”

“I'm just wondering. … Because maybe if you've been able to overcome your gay impulses and you've been successful in doing it, you could be a model for other people you'd like to see act the same way.”

Changing the subject from gay impulses to adultery, Fischer said: “Every man, every woman has experienced certain sexual impulses that, if they acted on them, if they conducted themselves by yielding to those impulses, it would destroy them. Ask Tiger Woods about that.”

“I don't think I've ever had sexual impulses that would destroy the society or the culture or make me a deviant in some way. I honestly don't think that's ever happened, even in your eyes. So, I'm surprised. I wonder what impulses you're talking about. If you've had them, I'd love to know what they are.”

“Well, the focus, Alan, is on sexual conduct, sexual behavior, not on sexual impulse ...”

“So you won't tell me whether you yourself have been able to overcome a gay impulse?”

“Alan, give it a rest.”