Christian conservative Linda Harvey on Wednesday criticized efforts to create a safe space at school for LGBT teens as “pure evil.”

Harvey, the founder of the Columbus, Ohio-based Mission America and a frequent contributor to the conservative website, was troubled that Dr. Eliza Byard of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) spoke during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

GLSEN works to create a safe space in schools for children who are or may be perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

“Last week the executive director of one of the nation's most radical homosexual groups, GLSEN, spoke at the civil rights commemorative march in Washington,” Harvey told her radio listeners. “Eliza Byard of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network is, I'm sure, sincere in her beliefs. But GLSEN's idea of promoting homosexuality and gender confusion to kids is deeply harmful and these behaviors are certainly not anything close to civil rights.”

She continued: “Why are we in such a place, friends, where children learn that homosexual behavior is noble, that amputating healthy body parts is admirable but the mention of Jesus Christ during a graduation ceremony is controversial? I'll tell you how: It's because not enough of us are calling this lunacy what it is. We need to have a clear idea about what is evil and speak up about it in order to preserve the good. These actions are pure evil and should be declared child abuse. This all starts with the lie that homosexuality can ever be a good thing or that changing one's gender can ever be in the child's long-term best interest when it's easy to demonstrate that it's not.”