Christian conservative and independent Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively has warned that the recent coming out of Christian rock star Vicky Beeching will lead to attacks against Christians.

Soon after her coming out, Beeching and Lively squared off on British television.

“I'm very sorry to hear that [Beeching] has given in to the lie that she is a homosexual instead of continuing to try to overcome the challenge that is in her life,” Lively said during the Channel 4 satellite appearance.

Beeching rejected Lively's assertion that she has given “in to the lie” and said that she had acted “so that young people don't have to listen to the kind of teaching that you peddle, because it damages.”

(Related: Christian Vicky Beeching comes out; Tells Scott Lively his anti-gay rhetoric is “damaging.”)

Lively continued his attacks in an interview with WorldNetDaily (WND), saying that Beeching represent “the drawing back of the tide before a tsunami” consisting of “attacks on Christians in America like we've never seen before.”

With church insiders such as Beeching on the offensive, Lively said, “battle-hardened activists” will now target their “enormous” resources at an unprepared church.