Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is seen in a recently released interview describing an LGBT-inclusive hate crimes law as a form of “tyranny.”

The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 is a federal statute that added sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of characteristics covered by existing hate crimes laws.

In Foundations of Freedom, an 18-part DVD series, David Barton speaks with various guests about everything from “the formation of American law and the judicial system to biblically-based economics, science, government [and how] our Founding Fathers used the Bible as a blueprint for American's freedoms.”

In one episode, Bachmann, who was a member of Congress at the time, remarks that “God's form of government” is so brilliant because “we are equal before the law.”

“God says He's not a respecter of persons. He's not partial. So why should we? Why should government be partial? … God created us equal,” she said.

“When you recognize God as the creator, then every individual has the rights of equal protection,” Barton said, referring to the hate crimes law.

“And the reason why that distinction is so important between the United States system and the French system is this: It's tyranny,” Bachmann said.

“It's political correctness that rules the day,” she continued. “So when you're part of a favored group, then you get special benefits that nobody else gets. That's the very form of tyranny, because when government supposedly gives something – government has nothing to give, they have to take it away from other people. So when they give it to that certain group, that means, by definition, they're taking it away from you.”