Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), has called for the imprisonment of doctors who perform sex reassignment surgeries for transgender people.

During a Friday radio appearance on The Janet Mefferd Show, LaBarbera described the surgeries as “grotesque” and stated that the doctors performing them were “exploiting” and profiting from “gender confused individuals.”

“These doctors who perform these operations – this should be illegal – these guys need to go to jail,” LaBarbera said. “This is almost the most analogous thing to the abortionist on that issue I can think of. These doctors [are] exploiting these gender confused individuals and making money off of them.”

LaBarbera also praised the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case – which has led to the unraveling of support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) – then criticized the court for its potential involvement in advancing marriage equality.

“We cannot be ruled by nine men and women in robes, by the Supreme Court, they are not supposed to be making law,” he said.

“I think we need a state like Oklahoma or somewhere where there is a vast, vast majority supporting traditional marriage to say, 'No, we're not going to be forced in our state to embrace this counterfeit marriage,' and I hope that happens,” LaBarbera added.

Of course, LaBarbera's rallying cry against marriage equality in his own backyard of Illinois was ineffective at blocking lawmakers from approving such a law.