Magic Johnson's support for his gay son has been criticized by Bill Johnson of the American Decency Association, a Christian conservative group opposed to gay rights.

Earlier this week, Earvin “EJ” Johnson III, a 20-year-old student at New York University, was spotted by a film crew in Los Angeles with his boyfriend.

Magic Johnson told that he asked his son as a teen whether he was gay.

“And I told him, 'Look, I'm going to love you regardless. Just let me know, are you or aren't you?' And then finally, he just said, 'Yes, I am,'” Johnson said.

The basketball legend added that his son's coming out was “a good moment for us as a family and a greater moment for him.”

“Would you be proud to hear that your loved one had chosen a life that God calls an abomination?” Bill Johnson wrote. “Maybe if you yourself had lived a life of reprobation – and yourself had lost the ability to think and act morally any longer.”

“If Magic Johnson says he's proud of his son for being a homosexual does his statement make it right in your heart and mind?”

“And the sin of homosexuality DOES damage! You could provide your accounts as well – multiple, multiple accounts but somehow we seldom to never hear these accounts. Do you? We just see Magic Johnson types with their 'warm smiles' saying all is well and I’m proud. GAY PRIDE.”

“Other societies have turned their backs upon God. That's what America is doing – substituting the truth for a lie.”

“I have been loved, even when I have done wrong. I have and I will do the same. But I will never say that I am proud of an act or a behavior that dishonors God and degrades His people,” Johnson concluded.