Social conservatives Gary Glenn and Linda Harvey say gay men and lesbians make bad employees because they suffer from “severe medical consequences,” reported.

Glenn, the head of the Christian conservative American Family Association's (AFA) Michigan chapter, appeared on Linda Harvey's Mission America radio program, where the pair discussed Holland, Michigan's ongoing debate on an ordinance that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (transgender protections.)

“Herman Miller, which is a major employer and corporation in Holland, a furniture company, supported this so-called gay rights ordinance on the claim that it allowed them to attract the best and the brightest,” Glenn said.

“Here we go, yeah we heard that before,” Harvey added.

“What ridiculous folly to suggest that only those individuals who engage in homosexual behavior given all of its severe medical consequences constitute the best and the brightest. It’s not really bright to engage in behavior that puts you at dramatically higher risk of mental illness and substance abuse and AIDS and cancer and hepatitis, and according to various sources, premature death. So to suggest that engaging in that type of behavior defines someone as the best and brightest, which seems to be the line coming out of corporate America, is just ridiculous.”

Harvey agreed, adding that gay people are also more likely to be violent and unable to sustain long-term relationships: “You're right. And higher rates of domestic violence and unstable relationships. I would not think of a homosexual person as a good employment risk, I just wouldn't.”