Gays have "an average of 500-1,000," and as many as 20,000, sexual partners in their lifetime, according to a conservative pundit.
Christopher Monckton, who served as a "Special Advisor" to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and has been an outspoken skeptic of climate change, made the claims in a column for WorldNet Daily earlier this week. In the piece, Monckton was defending Australian lawmaker Rosalie Crestani, who has proposed legislation that would reportedly ban media releases on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) issues in the city of Casey and cut diversity training for local staff.
Describing the community as "QWERTYUIOPASDFGHJKLZXCVBNM," as "that ought to cover every real or imaginary form of sexual deviancy they may dream up," Monckton writes:
Official survey after official survey had shown that homosexuals had an average of 500-1,000 partners in their sexually active lifetime, and that some had as many as 20,000. One wonders how they found time for anything else.
The wages of promiscuity is deadly disease. It is now at last admitted, even in official circles, that HIV is chiefly a disease of homosexuals and drug-abusers -- and that a far greater percentage of homosexuals than heterosexuals do drugs.
Noting that most gays have relationships that often "last as little as a few hours," Monckton goes on to defend Crestani personally:
She is a Christian, so she is well used to the ancient theology that draws a clear distinction between hating the sin and loving the sinner. The key point she makes over and over again is that educating potential homosexuals in the medical dangers of their deathstyle will benefit the homosexual community first and foremost.
Earlier this year, Monckton made headlines for claiming there's been no global warming for almost 18 years.
While he has argued that he's "no birther," he has nonetheless openly questioned President Barack Obama's citizenship, reportedly declaring, "I haven’t a clue where Obama was born and I wouldn’t want to entreat into the private grief behind investigating ... but [the birth certificate displayed on the White House website] ... is plainly a forgery and I would regard that as a very serious matter," according to the Daily Caller.
CLARIFICATION: The original version of this article referred to Monckton as "Lord." Although Monckton has been told by the House of Lords that he should not refer to himself as a member, he has argued that he is "a qualifying hereditary peer" and as such has continued to use the title in publications.