Fox News correspondent Todd Starnes has joined other Christian conservatives in criticizing President Barack Obama for signing an executive order barring contractors doing business with the federal government from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

(Related: Obama signs gay workplace protections order.)

Like other conservatives, Starnes accused the president of “bullying religious groups that hold viewpoints it deems inappropriate.”

“The Obama administration seems hell-bent on forcing Christians to assimilate to the militant LGBT agenda,” Starnes said in a post. “Resistance is futile.”'s Carlos Manza responded: “Starnes' fear-mongering about the executive order's lack of religious exemptions grossly mischaracterizes the scope of the directive, which merely extends existing non-discrimination protections to include LGBT employees of federal contracts.”

(Related: FRC's Peter Sprigg: Obama bullying contractors with order protecting LGBT employees.)