In an interview, US Christian radio host Bryan Fischer, has continually refused to answer the question of whether he had ever had a “gay impulse”, saying it would “destroy” people if they “acted on… certain sexual impulses.”
The American Family Association’s spokesman appeared on Liberal radio, hosted by Alan Colmes, who asked him a “simple yes or no question” on whether he had ever had a “gay impulse”.
Colmes asked: “Have you ever had a gay impulse?”, followed by: “It’s a simple yes or no question,” reports Right Wing Watch.
Fischer responded: “Alan, I am not going to talk about that,” laughing. “Alan, I’m not going to go there! Give it a rest!”, he continued.
“We’re not going to talk about that,” Fischer eventually insisted.
Colmes said that Fischer could be a good example to gay men and lesbians, if he had “chosen” to be straight, and if he talked openly about it.
“Because maybe if you’ve been able to overcome your gay impulses and you’ve been successful in doing it, you could be a model for other people you’d like to see act the same way,” Colmes said.
Fischer went on to say: “The focus here, Alan, is that everybody experiences sexual impulses that if they acted on those impulses, it would destroy them.”
“Well, can you give me an example from your own life? What would be some of yours?” Colmes continued.
Fischer then responded: “You’ve experienced them, I’ve experienced them. Every man, every woman has experienced certain sexual impulses that, if they acted on them, if they conducted themselves by yielding to those impulses, it would destroy them… Ask Tiger Woods about that.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever had sexual impulses that would destroy the society or the culture or make me a deviant in some way,” Colmes then said. “I wonder what impulses you’re talking about. If you’ve had them, I’d love to know what they are.”
“Well the focus Alan is on sexual conduct, sexual behavior, not on sexual impulse,” Fischer retorted
“So you won’t tell me whether you yourself have been able to overcome a gay impulse?” Colmes asked, to which Fischer snapped: “Alan, give it a rest.”