Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), said Sunday that the Supreme Court's recent decision regarding five gay marriage cases enabled “evil bidding” by lower courts.

Perkins appeared on Fox News Sunday to discuss the week's historic gains for marriage equality opposite Theodore Olson, the prominent attorney who successfully argued against Virginia's ban.

Perkins criticized the court for refusing to hear appeals in the cases, thereby allowing lower court rulings striking down the bans to stand, effectively legalizing such unions in 11 states.

“The effect of this is the court did a back-alley type Roe v. Wade judicial decision by letting the lower courts do their evil bidding. The court has lit the fuse to a powder keg culturally that is going to have ramifications for years to come in this nation,” Perkins said.

Olson disagreed with that analogy.

“I think the analogy would be to the 1967 decision of the United States Supreme Court that struck down bans on interracial marriage,” Olson said. “We now understand and the American public believes that that was a right decision and that's right for America. Over 59 percent of Americans now believe that marriage equality should be the law of the land. Individuals should be allowed to get married to the person that they love. The individuals involved in these cases have been together for decades.”

At one point in the debate Perkins pressed Olson by asking, “If love is the factor, what boundaries are there?”

Olson mostly ignored the question, but moderator Chris Wallace asked, “What are you suggesting? That [there is] going to be polygamy? That people are going to be marrying their pets?”

“No, I didn't say that,” Perkins answered, then repeated the suggestion. “If we remove the natural established boundaries for marriage, the union of a man and a woman, we've removed those boundaries, those guardrails.”

Olson added that allowing gay couples to marry does not affect heterosexual couples.

“There's no heterosexual couple that is going to decide to get a divorce or not get married or not raise children just because another couple next to them is treated equally and with respect,” he said.