Pastor Robert Jeffress on Monday criticized businesses that support LGBT rights, saying that they pose a greater “threat to freedom of religion in America” than ISIS.

Companies such as Starbucks, Google and Apple strongly supported marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state marriage bans last year. More recently, Salesforce and Target are among the more than 200 companies calling on lawmakers in North Carolina to repeal a bill that, among other things, prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in government buildings, including schools.

Appearing on the Family Research Council's (FRC) Washington Watch, Jeffress, the pastor at First Baptist Church in Dallas, praised Texas leaders for refusing to comply with federal guidelines on transgender students.

(Related: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says state will ignore Obama administration's transgender directive.)

“I think they're going to stand firm on this. And I hope that every governor in every state will have the guts to do that,” Jeffress told guest host Todd Starnes. “I think it's time for an all-out rebellion against this absolute tyranny of the Obama administration.”

“[W]e believe that gender is something that is assigned by God,” he said, adding that recognizing transgender rights means that “we are headed toward chaos.”

Jeffress criticized businesses that support LGBT rights, suggesting that they are buying the votes of politicians.

“It comes down to money, Todd, that's what it's about,” Jeffress said. “And when states are being faced with the loss of business, they tend to fold real quickly. And I've said often that the greatest threat to freedom of religion in America is not ISIS, it's the Chamber of Commerce. I mean, it's the businesses that say to our representatives, 'Oh, don't pass laws like that. Don't pass these religious freedom laws because people will interpret that as anti-gay and we'll lose business.'”