According to one general, retired General David Petraeus' current woes can be linked to gay rights.

Petraeus resigned as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) earlier this month over an extramarital affair he had with his biographer Paula Broadwell. Petraeus reportedly ended the affair that began in late 2011 during the summer after he learned that Broadwell had been harassing longtime family friend Jill Kelley through anonymous emails.

Retired Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin, who currently serves as the executive vice president at the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), accused “the gay and lesbian lobby” of targeting the military as part of a larger effort to lower society's moral standards. The suggestion is that only people with low moral standards would support equal rights for gay men and lesbians.

“What you're seeing is, you're seeing a declining morality in our military,” Boykin told FRC President Tony Perkins. “I would tell you, Tony, that I believe that that is very deliberate. I think the military has been targeted by the Left. I think it's been targeted largely by the gay and lesbian lobby, but also by other elements of the Left to bring the military down because the military has been a bastion of morality and ethics.”

“It's been the anchor of our society for a very long time and you can't change our society completely until you lower the standards of the military and bring them down. That is what we see happening,” he added.

Boykin called the affair “concrete evidence” of a declining moral standard in the military.