Christian conservative Matt Barber said in a column over the weekend that he's honored to be a “hater” called by God to tell gays HIV is punishment for the sin of homosexuality.

Barber, an outspoken opponent of gay rights, dismissed criticism of his anti-gay rhetoric by saying that he was doing God's work on Earth.

“The wages of sin is death,” Barber wrote. “Yet in today's upside-down world it is we who are disingenuously accused of 'hate' – those of us who remain compassionate and bold enough to warn our fellow human beings of the spiritual, emotional and, yes, even the physical death that comes as a natural consequence of unnatural behaviors.”

“Homosexual conduct is always sin. It always has been. It always will be. It is never good, healthy, normal or natural.”

“I'm honored to say that I'm one of those 'haters' called by God to sound the alarm,” he added.