Nelson Zavala greets a supporter during his presidential campaign (Photo Credit: El Universo Newspaper, Carlos Granja)

Evangelical leader Nelson Zavala got into hot water over comments he made about gays and women.

Zavala was out on the road campaigning for president when he made controversial remarks such as gays were "immoral."

Nelson Zavala was fined and according the electoral court his "political rights were suspended."

Sofia Jarrin is an independent reporter in Ecuador's capital, Quito.

She says he cannot participate in any political activities for a year.

  • Victor Hugo Andrade (16) casts his vote at a polling station in Calderon, north of Quito February 17, 2013. Ecuadoreans voted for president on Sunday and were almost certain to give incumbent Rafael Correa a new term to advance an agenda of socialist economics and an expansion of state power that critics call authoritarian. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja (ECUADOR - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS) - RTR3DX80



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