Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (AFA) has said the “homosexual agenda” is America's “greatest immediate threat.”

Speaking at the 2011 Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Fischer told attendees that the next president must support religious liberty over gay rights, because they cannot co-exist.

“I believe we need a president who understands that just as Islam represents the greatest long range threat to our liberty so the homosexual agenda represents the greatest immediate threat to every freedom and right that is enshrined in the First Amendment, it's a particular threat to religious liberty,” said Fischer to applause. “We need a president who understands that every advance of the homosexual agenda comes at the expense of religious liberty. We need a president who understands that we must choose as a nation between homosexuality and liberty, because we cannot have both. A president who understands that we must choose between homosexuality and liberty, and who will choose liberty every time.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Earlier, Mitt Romney had called for civility in denouncing Fischer's anti-gay rhetoric.

In addition to the event being sponsored by the AFA, presidential hopefuls Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich have previously appeared on Fischer's radio program, Focal Point.