Mike Huckabee and NOM President Brian Brown believe opponents of gay marriage face discrimination.

In an appearance on Huckabee's radio show broadcasting from the Republican National Convention taking place in Tampa, Brown explained that opponents of gay nuptials are being unfairly vilified in the town square.

Brown stated that legalizing such unions affects everyone, not only gay people.

“Well this is the myth of the idea that same-sex marriage is a live and let live idea. It really isn't. When you change the definition of marriage, it doesn't just affect the two folks down the street. It affects everyone. It changes the public definition of marriage. It changes what is taught in the schools. We've seen this in Massachusetts and California, [where] kids as young as kindergarten taught that their parents are bigots because they believe marriage is the union of a man and a woman,” Brown said.

“The irony of what you've just described is that it is the application of discriminating against a group in the name of fighting discrimination,” Huckabee said.

After noting several items in the news such as protests against fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A, Brown added: “This has to stop. It shouldn't be accepted on our side. We should have a civil debate. Hatred, violence of any kind, we all need to condemn.” (The audio is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)