Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, says he has experienced same-sex attractions when younger but would not answer whether he's had sex with another man.

In an exclusive interview on the Jeff 4 Justice Show, Dacus apologized for likening gay marriage to the reign of Hitler during a boisterous 2008 rally in support of Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban.

“There was another time in history when people, when the bell tolled,” Dacus told the audience. “And the question was whether or not they were going to hear it. The time was during Nazi Germany with Adolf Hitler.”

On the YouTube show, Dacus explained that he was simply saying that the church should have spoken out against Hitler.

“My point was that the Christian church needs to learn not to be silent on things that they believe in and that they know is right and wrong,” Dacus said. “That was the point. By no means was it to analogize homosexual with Nazis.”

“It was a terrible analogy. The metaphor fell on its face. But that was my heart,” he added.

When Jeff 4 Justice asked, “Have you had same-sex attractions?” Dacus answered: “Well, in early adolescence that's very common.”

“Did you have sexual experimentation with another guy?”

“Don't even start talking in those kinds of things,” Dacus responded. “I don't think that's appropriate.”

He added that he has the “full potential” to engage in “all kinds of sexual acts and practices. And there is no temptation that is overtaking you but such as is common to man. I recognize that.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)