Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), on Thursday criticized a federal judge's decision to jail Kim Davis for refusing to comply with his ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples.

Judge David Bunning jailed Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, after finding her in contempt of court.

(Related: KY clerk Kim Davis ordered jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.)

Brown, whose group works to undermine marriage equality, called Bunning's decision “outrageous.”

“What this judge is saying is that now that the Supreme Court has illegitimately redefined marriage, every single person in government if not in the country must stand in salute and participate in the act,” Brown said in a blog post. “That is profoundly wrong and violates the spirit of federal law which provides that the government must seek ways to reasonably accommodate people's religious views in the workplace.”

“While Judge Bunning is the instrument of the inhumane punishing of Kim Davis, the authors of it are the five justices of the US Supreme Court who illegitimately, without a shred of constitutional authority, redefined marriage without any regard to the profound implications their ruling would have on law-abiding, faithful Americans,” Brown said. “With this ruling, the idea of religious freedom that is at the heart of our constitution has been eliminated when it comes to exercising beliefs about marriage. It's a profound shredding of the constitution on the altar of gay activism.”

“We call on federal and state officials to immediately enact laws to accommodate the beliefs of individuals who do not wish to be a party to something they consider to be wrong,” he added.