Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert has called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) part of President Barack Obama's “war on religion,” media watchdog RightWingWatch.org reported.

The 58-year-old Gohmert criticized the federal bill which would outlaw employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Speaking on the conservative radio show Today's Issues, Gohmert told host Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative group Family Research Council (FRC), that ENDA is part of Obama's “ongoing war on religion, on particularly Judeo-Christian values.”

“But of course this is one that even is extremely contrary to the Muslim religion as well. I mean, Islam, Judaism, although there are plenty of people in Judaism and Christianity who think despite the plumbing that God created, that as the Iowa Supreme Court said, there is no biological evidence of a preference for a man and a woman being married as opposed to a man and a man.”

“It also means that Christian schools will be forced to hire openly homosexual individuals, and it's kind of tough to teach biblical principles in Romans 1 in a school if you are of the persuasion of being homosexual.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Gohmert made his remarks on the same day a Senate panel held a hearing on the measure.