The Christian conservative group Florida Family Association protested the opening stop of Lady Gaga's Born This Way tour in Tacoma, Washington by flying a banner which read “NOT BORN THIS WAY.”

The group's protest was directed at the anti-bullying Born Brave campaign which accompanies the concert.

“How would you feel if your child or grandchild went to a concert where unbeknownst to you they were convinced to embrace a homosexual or transgender lifestyle for a lifetime?” the group wrote on its website. “You can help counter Lady Gaga's concert campaign to persuade kids to accept the homosexual lifestyle.”

“The fact that someone these kids do not know spent significant resources to fly a plan[e] to tell them they are NOT born that way will prayerfully speak to their souls. Florida Family Association would like to fly more banners to counter Gaga's hedonistic, Godless message at more concerts,” the group said in asking for donations.

The group incorrectly added that gay men are responsible for 33% of cases where a male minor is abused.

“All of these studies indicate that homosexual males target adolescent males at a rate that is disproportional to the population by 2200% (1.5% of the population which is homosexual accounts for 33% of homosexual abuse cases.)”

“Thousands of kids who might have otherwise worked through their pubescent sexual identity issues will be inspired to accept the wrong choice based upon this unscientific, emotionally charged propaganda.”