Steven Hotze of Conservative Republicans of Texas on Saturday compared gays to termites eating away at the nation's foundation.

In addressing the Stand 4 Truth conference in Houston, Hotze warned that “the homosexual movement” has “infiltrated” American society.

“Think of them like termites,” Hotze said. “They get into the wood of the house and they eat away at the very moral fabric of the foundation of our country.”

He described the movement as a communist plot against the United States.

“This is exactly what the Marxist movement was all about. If you remember, Khrushchev came and said we’re going to get your country one way or another, and the way they want to do it is to destroy the moral fabric and create moral anarchy in our country so that our people no longer live righteous lives but they’re living lives that are ungodly. And when you do that, you lack moral courage, because you can’t very well stand up and oppose people doing wicked things if you’re participating in the same activities,” he said.

Hotze lamented that in “some jurisdictions” it is legal to have pornography on the Internet but “you can't stand up and say that homosexuality is wrong or immoral activity … because that's hate speech.”

Such laws, Right Wing Watch responded, do not exist.