CNN host Carol Costello on Monday responded to Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, who accused her of being part of the "gay Gestapo."

"Well, Mr. Fischer if that's the definition of the gay Gestapo, then I'm a proud card carrying member," she said. "We thought it was important to showcase what is a genuine attempt to teach tolerance for all kids who might be different in school."

Costello interviewed Fischer on her program last week regarding the “Mix It Up” anti-bullying effort. Fischer claimed the goal of the event was the "normalization of homosexual behavior." After comparing homosexuality to intravenous drug abuse, Costello abruptly ended the interview.

“That’s just not true,” Costello said. “I’m going to end this interview now, sir, because that’s just not true. Mr. Fischer, thanks for sharing your views, I guess.”

Days later, Fischer said on his radio program that the "gay Gestapo" attempted to silence "statements of facts" about homosexuality.

“Now, Carol Costello, she showed you what this looks like,” he explained. “Carol Costello, when I was on CNN, she showed you what the gay Gestapo looks like in action because she cut my water off just a soon as I started to talk about the health risks of homosexual behavior.”

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by CNN, below:

[H/T: AmericaBlog]