He has referred to AIDS as a "gay plague."
He has referred to homosexuality “deathstyle," not a lifestyle.
He thinks gays can be rescued by Christ.
In September 2001, Thacker returned to his alma mater [Bob Jones University] to give two “Chapel Messages.” The speeches, summarized on the university Web site, focused on the “sin of homosexuality” and his family’s struggle with AIDS.
“When he and his wife discovered in 1986 that they had contracted HIV, the most horrible thought was that it was a disease connected with the sin of homosexuality,” according to the summary. “They didn’t want anyone to think they were homosexual because they knew what the Bible said about homosexuality.”
Granted, AIDS is not strictly a gay disease. But in order to be able to deal with the realities of AIDS and its victims, you have to be able to deal with homosexuality. A man who believes gay people are evil, vile and sinful cannot effectively help a gay person stricken with AIDS if part of his agenda is for those people to repent and conform.