Russian actor-director Ivan Okhlobystin has publicly stated that he wants to “burn homosexuals alive,” because they are a threat to his children.

The 47-year-old Okhlobystin became popular in the late 1990s but he left his entertainment career behind following a religious conversion. He returned to acting in 2010 after his priesthood was suspended and currently stars in the medical sitcom Interns, which is loosely based on the NBC sitcom Scrubs.

“I'd put them all alive in the oven. … it's a living danger to my children,” he is quoted as saying by the state-run news agency Ria Novosti.

Okhlobystin, a father of six who made his comments during an appearance in Novosibirsk, also demanded that “faggots” be stripped of their right to vote.

“I don't want my children to think that being a [faggot] is okay,” he said. “It's queer fascism! If a person can't choose someone similar from the opposite sex for reproduction, it's a clear sign of a psychic anomaly, it means they need to be deprived of the vote.”