Conservative commentator Glenn Beck has lumped the controversy surrounding Phil Robertson's anti-gay remarks with the debate about whether Santa Claus is white or black.

Robertson, who appears on Duck Dynasty, was suspended from the show after stating that gay sex is an illogical “sin.”

(Related: Conservatives compare Phil Robertson to Pope Francis, Martin Luther King, Jesus.)

Appearing on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, Beck was asked whether those are debates America should be having.

“Are you serious?” Beck answered.

“What are you nuts? That's the conversation we're having? We're talking about Duck Dynasty. Do you know what happened last week in Russia? One of their biggest stars on television said that homosexuals should be put into the ovens … alive. I didn't think you could make the holocaust worse,” Beck said, referring to actor Ivan Okhlobystin. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin says gays should “burn alive.”)