Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a Republican, on Wednesday accused the “gay community” of working to allow adults “to freely prey on little children sexually.”

Bachmann warned that gays will “abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That's the deviance that we're seeing embraced in our culture today.”

Bachmann, a strong opponent of gay rights, made her comments during an appearance on the conservative radio show Faith & Liberty.

She also attacked marriage equality as a “radical experiment” with “profound consequences.”

“I think that nature tells us, our biology tells us, that marriage is between a man and a woman. When we tamper with something that was generated by the Creator of the Universe, I think there are profound consequences that we haven't yet realized.”

Bachmann added that her message was about spreading “goodness and joy and wholeness and healing, and we do that through a loving God with a message that frees people, it doesn't enslave people.”