Christian conservative Bryan Fischer on Friday urged his radio listeners to refer to the marriages of gay and lesbian couples as “sodomy-based” marriages.

“One of the reasons people on our side don't want to use the word sodomy is it's an ugly word,” Fischer said. “Well, it is an ugly word, because it's describing an ugly practice. It's a good word. It's a legal word. It's a dictionary word. It's not a bad word. But it's an ugly word and it's an ugly word because it describes an ugly behavior.”

“You want to be careful about ceding ground to the enemy by allowing the enemy to establish the terms of the debate.”

“You know, I refer to homosexual marriage as sodomy-based marriage. This is a pseudo-marriage. It's counterfeit marriage, fake marriage, not the real thing, it's Naugahyde marriage and it is rooted in the act of sodomy,” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)