Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), has criticized President Barack Obama's endorsement of the Equality Act.

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that the administration “strongly supports” the measure.

The Equality Act, introduced by Democrats over the summer, seeks to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in seven key areas, including credit, education, employment, federal funding, housing, jury service and public accommodations, by effectively expanding the Civil Rights Act, originally approved in 1964.

The endorsement came on the same day that Obama was named Out's “Ally of the Year,” making him the first sitting U.S. president to appear on the cover of an LGBT title.

(Related: Out names Obama its 'Ally of the Year.')

In an email to supporters, Perkins said that Obama is “pushing an agenda even more radical than Mayor Annise Parker's bathroom ordinance!” A reference to an LGBT protections law repealed by Houston voters earlier this month.

(Related: Annise Parker pledges to revive Houston LGBT protections.)

Perkins said that the Equality Act makes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) “look like a conservative bill.”

“Under [Democrats'] Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), profits give way to political correctness, as radicals impose their warped view of sexuality on every daycare, school administrator and business across America. The Equality Act is so expansive it makes ENDA look like a conservative bill!” Perkins said without providing specifics.