Bryan Fischer, of the Christian-based American Family Association, lamented on his radio show today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to ban trans fats in food.
"That's what makes your hamburgers taste good and your french fries taste good and that's what gives a longer shelf life to food," claimed Fischer. "The FDA is getting ready to abolish this thing because they are convinced it is a hazard to human health, even though it makes your frosting taste better, your donuts taste better, your crackers taste better."
According to The Washington Post, the FDA says eliminating trans fats could prevent as many as 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths caused by heart disease annually.
Fischer seemed very skeptical of the science, but added that if the U.S. government was going to ban trans fats, then it should be consistent and "ban homosexuality," noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).
"If we were gonna taking that same reasoning, we would ban homosexuality for the same reason, " said Fischer. "It is a hazard to human health. So again, you see this complete inconsistency when it comes to public policy with regard to human health."