Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican, on Friday decried gay rights advocates as intolerant of Christians and signaled his support for twin brothers Jason and David Benham, who this week lost a planned HGTV reality show over their anti-gay activism.

(Related: David, Jason Benham: We love gays, oppose agenda.)

Speaking on the U.S. House floor, Gohmert, a vocal opponent of gay rights, compared gay rights advocates to the Nazis and suggested that Bible burning was the next logic step.

“We love homosexuals,” Gohmert told colleagues. “But it doesn't mean that you have to support, embrace, encourage particular lifestyles that you believe are harmful to the individuals and harmful to society in general.”

“So it is amazing that in the name of liberality, in the name of being tolerant, this fascist intolerance has arisen. People that stand up and say, 'You know, I agree with the majority of Americans, I agree with Moses and Jesus that marriage was a man and a woman,' now all of a sudden, people like me are considered haters, hate mongers, evil, which really is exactly what we've seen throughout our history as going back to the days of the Nazi takeover in Europe. What did they do? First, they would call people 'haters' and 'evil' and build up disdain for those people who held those opinions or religious views or religious heritage. And then the next came, well, those people are so evil and hateful, let's bring every book that they've written or has to do with them and let's start burning the books, because we can't tolerate their intolerance,” said Gohmert.

“So, the most intolerant in America, and especially people like were going to be on the television show before it canceled, people like me, yeah, we can get upset. We can't stand to see our nation torn apart. Can't stand to see our Judeo-Christian values on which the nation was founded demeaned, depicted as somehow evil. So, we stand up for those things.”

“There's no hate for individuals,” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Other Christian conservatives who have called HGTV's decision an attack on Christians include FRC President Tony Perkins, televangelist Pat Robertson and AFA's Bryan Fischer.