Matt Barber of the Christian conservative group Liberty Counsel believes Chick-Fil-A's opposition to gay marriage represents the GOP base.

Appearing Friday on The Janet Mefferd Show radio show, Barber criticized gay GOP groups GOProud and Log Cabin Republicans and Republicans who support gay nuptials, saying they have “poisoned” the party and must be “rooted out.”

“You know, that's all we need is the Republican Party looking more and more like the Democratic Party,” said Barber. “What the Log Cabin Republicans are doing here – and let's be very clear here; groups like GOProud and the Log Cabin Republicans who call themselves Republican or conservative, they're just a bunch of radical homosexual activists in conservative or Republican clothing. These guys know exactly what they're doing, they're trying to undermine the Republican Party from within, I believe intentionally. I believe it's covert and they know what they're doing.”

“So this does not bode well, the fact that the Republican Party is even entertaining these radical activists here and they're looking at essentially spending a dollar to save a dime – I mean, imagine alienating the entire base of the Republican Party in order to appease a few radical homosexual activists; it's counter-intuitive, it's thick-headed, and this is the most important election, I think, in history that we have coming up right now, and now is not the time for the GOP to be alienating the base of the party,” he added.

The base of the GOP, Barber added, on the issue of marriage equality was aligned with fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A, which has been criticized for supporting groups opposed to gay rights.

“You know, we saw what the base of the Republican Party believes with the overwhelming outpouring for Chick-fil-A, for natural marriage, for traditional values. And for the Republican Party to even entertain the idea because a few of these donors have deep pockets of running afoul of these traditional values that the Republican Party platform has been based on for years, it's just a stupid idea.”

(Related: Chick-Fil-A Wednesdays support Dan Cathy's gay marriage opposition.)