Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), on Wednesday predicted victories for opponents of gay marriage in the coming year.

Seven states moved into the marriage equality column in 2013, bringing to 16 the number of states where gay couples can marry. Supporters this year also cheered the Supreme Court ruling which led to federal recognition of the legal marriages of same-sex couples.

Brown, however, summed up the year by suggesting that marriage equality supporters had overplayed their hand.

“When history looks back on the 2012-2013 legislative year, I believe it will be remembered as the year Americans realized [sic] the same-sex marriage movement for what it truly is: a bullying behemoth that puts the very foundations of our democracy at stake.”

“From the earliest days of the marriage battle in our country, the other side has claimed to be 'on the right side of history' and said that their movement enjoyed the momentum of public sentiment so that same-sex marriage in America was 'inevitable.'”

“They said this despite majorities in state after state standing up in favor of marriage between one man and one woman at the ballot box. It wasn't until 2012 that they had a single election victory to bolster their 'inevitability' myth. But one year of slight victories does not make a myth reality. Next year we'll show that history – and not myths – is what finally matters. And history is on our side!”

“The majority of Americans won't go willingly along with a movement that finds friendship with a corrupt IRS … with politically ambitious activist judges … with local officials who break their oaths of office … with city councils who target and persecute people of faith … with legislatures who sell out their constituents … and with a President who pushes that slim minority's radical agenda while crucial programs (including even his own 'signature' legislative achievement) unravel at the seams!”

“No, the American people are waking up to see the same-sex marriage movement for the radical, bullying, anti-democratic and even anti-American behemoth that it is. And we're going to work hard to wake more and more of them up to the fact – with your help!” he added before asking for a contribution.

(Related: Conservative Jennifer Rubin to NOM: Campaign for marriage, not against gay marriage.)