Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), said Thursday that he prays for gay people who share their photos on Facebook, equating it to Christian persecution.

On his Washington Watch radio show, Perkins applauded defeat of an LGBT protections bill in Idaho.

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FRC's Peter Sprigg, who earlier testified against the bill, called on the government to remain “morally neutral” on the subject and not make “a legal statement that it is morally wrong to disapprove of homosexual conduct and morally wrong to disapprove of people presenting themselves as the opposite of their biological sex.”

Elsewhere on the program, a caller complained that he had seen a picture on Facebook of “two naked guys sitting on each other” and was treated like “the biggest bigot out there” when he complained about it to Facebook “in a nice, respectful, Christian way.”

He called for prayer in hopes “they'll turn their lives around.”

“Jesus said that we are to pray for our enemies,” Perkins responded, “for those who persecute us, that would be those who mock and ridicule us. Absolutely we should pray for them.”

“We harbor no bitterness in our hearts toward them, which is something they can't understand. They want to project and that's why they like to call us haters and so on and so forth, but they're projecting.”

“I think more and more Americans are waking up, because they're seeing it,” he added. “This is being shoved into people's faces, and if, like you, they say, 'I don't want this on my Facebook page, I don't want this, I don't want to see this, look, do whatever you want to do but don't involve me in that' – that's not enough. There's this effort of forced acceptance and affirmation. And we just can't do that.”

(Picture: Perkins and Sprigg during a 2012 radio appearance.)