Christian conservative Linda Harvey has endorsed a pair of Russian anti-gay laws, saying that the U.S. should follow Russia's lead.

The laws, signed over the summer by President Vladimir Putin, prohibit gay and lesbian couples from adopting Russian-born children and the public promotion of gay rights where minors might be present, effectively banning Gay Pride marches and similar demonstrations. The laws have provoked worldwide outrage and calls for a boycott of the Winter Olympics to be held next year in Sochi.

Harvey, the founder of the Columbus, Ohio-based Mission America and a frequent contributor to the conservative website, told her radio listeners that she could not comprehend why anyone would oppose the laws.

“A ban on homosexuals adopting children was also part of this law as well as a ban on Gay Pride parades, something we should consider in cities here, and a ban on any public promotion of homosexuality,” Harvey said.

She continued: “It's amazing to me, with all of Russia's flaws, they understand how important this is and we don't. Homosexual groups specialize in playing the victim card even though in reality the Russian law is about preventing children from being victims so it's not victimizing anyone.”

(Related: Russian video claims gays adopt children “to satisfy their sexual desire.”)