Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, has praised Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes' efforts to convince Republican leaders not to back two openly gay GOP candidates.

The campaigns of Carl DeMaio, a former San Diego city councilman, and Richard Tisei, who in 2012 narrowly lost a congressional bid in Massachusetts, a Democratic stronghold, have received contributions from House GOP leaders and Speaker John Boehner publicly campaigned for Tisei last year.

Forbes, whose name is being bandied about as a possible candidate for the powerful House Armed Services Committee chairmanship, said that he was concerned that House members would be asked to contribute to the campaigns, according to POLITICO.

“The Republican Party platform is opposed for the most part to homosexual activism, especially gay so-called marriage,” LaBarbera told AFA's One News Now. “So Forbes understands that the Republican Party should not be in the business of promoting candidates that are going to promote sexual immorality.”

“It's disappointing to see House Speaker Boehner and other prominent Republicans backing openly homosexual candidates, because these candidates are not going to serve the interest of the Republican Party if the party still claims to be pro-family,” he added.