In the course of explaining his opposition to gay marriage, New Mexico State Senator William Sharer suggested that gay men should stop “whoring” around and marry women instead.

Sharer is behind a Republican legal effort to stop six New Mexico counties from issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

(Related: 6 New Mexico counties issue marriage licenses to gay couples, cover 56% of state.)

In a blog post published Friday, Sharer noted that Alexander the Great “may have engaged in homosexual activity, but he married a woman.”

“[Alexander the Great] directed his officers to stop 'whoring' around and find a local woman to marry.”

“'It is only through blood relations that hatred and war will end.' In other words, Alexander the Great thought that marriage was about creating and raising the next generation,” Sharer wrote.

He went on to suggest that allowing gay couples to marry could lead to the end of the human race: “As marriage goes, so go the children, so goes the nation, so goes the world.”

Sharer told Talking Points Memo (TPM) that he does not harbor any animosity toward gay people.

In comments to One News Now, he said Americans should be “scared to death” by the way marriage equality came to the New Mexico counties.

“If this is the way that we are going to make laws across the nation – and it appears that [not only is this] happening here in New Mexico but it's happening all over the country as well – then the whole idea of a representative government of the people, for the people and by the people is gone. And no matter where you stand on any issue, you should be scared to death of this new way of making laws,” Sharer said.