Paul Cameron of the conservative Family Research Institute has applauded passage of a harsh anti-gay bill in Uganda.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni last week signed the legislation, which increases the penalties for homosexuality in a nation where gay sex is already illegal. As approved, the law calls for life imprisonment for the crime of “aggravated homosexuality.” A previous version of the bill called for the death penalty.

(Related: John Kerry speaks to Uganda's Yoweri Museveni about anti-gay law.)

Appearing on the David Pakman Show, Cameron told host David Pakman that the death penalty was “not unreasonable” since gays are “parasites on society.”

“Those who act on their homosexual desires or interests usually end up being parasites on society,” Cameron said. “And parasites that are very dangerous for society. Not only because they take far more than they contribute to society, but they particularly injure children. And many societies have looked at the injury that homosexual molestation or rape does to children and have decreed the death penalty for such. … This is not an unreasonable thing, especially when you consider, as we are looking right now, at news reports all across the world regarding what those with homosexual interests have done to children. Some have molested, raped, however you want to put it, 20 or more kids.”

“Anybody who is in the field of mental health and is at all reputable does not conflate being in an adult gay relationship with being a pedophile. They are not equivalent in any way,” Pakman said.

Cameron accused Pakman of attempting to “separate out aspects of normal homosexual activity and pretend that they don't exist.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Cameron, who has previously claimed that President Barack Obama's support for marriage equality suggests that he might be gay, did not discuss which reported cases he was alluding to.

(Related: Whoopi Goldberg to presidents of Nigeria, Uganda: You're on the wrong side of history.)