Fox News hero and prominent Texas conservative Dr. Steven Hotze warned supporters during a conference call that gay activists want to overturn laws prohibiting pedophilia, calling gay people "perverted and deviant."
On September 10, Conservative Republicans of Texas leader Steven Hotze held a "Marriage Battle Plan" conference call with supporters, aimed at laying out a "battle plan" for combating "pro-homosexual rhetoric and propaganda" in federal courts. The call, which also featured Texas GOP chairman candidate Jared Woodfill, was pitched as "a meeting that liberals will be talking about for years."
During the call, Hotze warned that "perverted and deviant" homosexuals were attempting to overturn laws against pedophilia in order to recruit young boys into homosexuality -- a sentiment Woodfill didn't contest:
Hotze repeated the myth that gay people have lifespans "20 to 30 years shorter than the average person," calling homosexuality "an unhealthy lifestyle" that "needs to be stopped":
Hotze warned that, if same-sex marriage were recognized in Texas, children would be taught how to be gay:
He asked listeners to "stand up and fight" against homosexuality, comparing it to cancer:
Woodfill added that the gay "political agenda" included pushing for "universal acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle":
In addition to Woodfill, Hotze's conference call also featured Brian Camenker, president of the fringe anti-gay hate group MassResistance.
Hotze, who dabbles in questionable medical practices, has been touted as a hero on Fox News for filing a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act. Fox's Neil Cavuto described him as "the doctor fighting to let you keep your doctor."
Hotze -- who has a long history of extreme anti-gay rhetoric -- is also a significant player in Texas GOP politics. In June, he hosted an anti-gay marriage rally featuring Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz. Hotze was also a vocal opponent of Houston's recently-adopted equal rights ordinance, which he called the "Sexual Predator Protection Act."