Christian conservative Bryan Fischer has criticized President Barack Obama's response to the loss of over 100 AIDS researchers and activists lost on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine.

As many as 108 of the flight's 298 passengers were bound for the 20th annual International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), including Joep Lange, a top researcher.

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“These were men and women who had dedicated their own lives to saving the lives of others, and they were taken from us in a senseless act of violence,” Obama said. “In this world today, we shouldn't forget that in the midst of conflict and killing, there are people like these. People who are focused on what can be built, rather than what can be destroyed. People who are focused on how they can help people they've never met. People who define themselves not by what makes them different than other people, but by the humanity that we hold in common.”

The United Stated, Obama added, is “going to continue to stand for the basic principle that people have a right to live as they choose, that nations have the right to determine their own destiny, and that when terrible events like this occur, the international community stands on the side of justice and on the side of truth.”

Fischer blasted Obama, telling his Focal Point radio listeners that the president was using the tragedy to “advocate for the normalization of sexual deviancy.”

“That's President Obama saying that the United States is committed to the proposition that people ought to be allowed to live as they choose,” Fischer said. “Once again, using this tragedy to advance the normalization, the legitimization, of homosexuality. … President Obama politicizes this event to turn it into an opportunity to advocate for the normalization of sexual deviancy.”

“We know how to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic: Persuade men not to have sex with men.”

(Watch the entire segment at AFA.)