Ira Thomas, a Christian conservative teacher from South Carolina, on Monday told Linda Harvey that gay-inclusive curriculum violates his Christian faith.

Harvey, the founder of the Columbus, Ohio-based Mission America and a frequent contributor to the conservative website, spoke with Thomas during her radio show.

Thomas discussed his experience attending the National Education Association's (NEA) convention in Atlanta, according to Right Wing Watch, a project of People for the American Way.

“There was another item about showing a video and I can't remember what video but it was something dealing with the gay and lesbian [sic]. But after sitting through several of those I decided it was time to let my voice be heard instead of sitting by and saying nothing,” Thomas said.

“So what did you eventually say?” Harvey asked.

“In short, I told them as a person I do not have a right to discriminate, but by the same token they do not have a right to disseminate what I consider to be harmful material to children. I do not have a right to tell them what to choose but they also do not have a right to choose a curriculum for me that I feel is biblically wrong. It's like with prayer. It's not right for me to put my Christian beliefs on anybody, it is right for me to share the Gospel, but even Christ gave us the choice. If we're going to go there then the next thing we know we're going to have everybody forcing things on us in school that we don't believe in from witchcraft to even the molestation of children.”