Bryan Fischer of the Christian conservative American Family Association (AFA) has voice support for Peter Vidmar, who resigned from his appointment as chef de mission for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team after it was brought to light that he attended two anti-gay marriage rallies in 2008.

Vidmar's appointment was protested by gay rights activists and two-time Olympian Johnny Weir.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist and chairman of USA Gymnastics donated $2,000 toward passage of Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban.

In stepping aside, Vidmar, a Mormon, said that he was sorry that his personal religious beliefs had become a distraction.

On his Thursday radio program, Fischer lamented the incident and said he would prove that “the number one class of people who are committing hate crimes today are homosexual activists.”

“If you harass somebody because you are motivated by prejudice against that person's religion, that is a hate crime,” he said.

“I'm going to call it like it is. These are hate crimes. They are threats and harassment motivated by prejudice against somebody else based on their religion and you're not going to stop me from talking about this.”

“We are now going to brand homosexual activists as the primary perpetrators of hate crimes in the United States of America. That is now my new cause,” Fischer added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Last week, Fischer twice called gay people Nazis.