Tony Perkins, the president of the anti-gay Family Research Council, is taking aim at John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management and the highest ranking openly gay official in the Obama administration. Berry might be the next target of conservatives who have been putting the feet of liberal appointments to the fire.

In a video message posted on YouTube, Perkins uses a speech Berry delivered in June as fodder for the argument that the Obama administration is “pushing the homosexual agenda.”

Berry's Washington D.C. speech was in fact severely criticized by gay bloggers and activists, some of whom called it pandering despite his sexuality.

The speech came after a series of missteps by the administration left bloggers and activists frustrated, angry and threating a boycott. The Justice Department had just filed a brief defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law that allows states to ignore legal gay marriages and defines marriage as a heterosexual union for federal agencies.

Berry was trotted out to remind the LGBT community that gay people work in the administration, but his speech faltered. He reiterated that the president is committed to repeal of DOMA, but that the administration cannot cherry pick which laws to defend, and promised the administration would repeal the law “before the sun sets on this administration.”

Perkins, however, used the points in the speech to illustrate the gay community's plan, which is to “play the victim and pass hate crimes giving sanctioned and special protected status to those who engage in homosexual behavior” and “use the weight of the EEOC to force acceptance of not only homosexuality, but cross dressing and other forms of sexual deviancy through the passage of the so-called employment non-discrimination act.”

“The next target is the military,” he adds.

“And once our nation's military falls – the Defense of Marriage Act will be utterly defenseless, leaving rouge judges and liberal legislators to impose their radical views on the entire nation.”

“Don't doubt for a minute that they have a plan,” Perkins says, “and they are working their plan.”

Conservatives have also campaigned for the ouster of openly gay safe school czar Kevin Jennings, a choice decried by the far right since the Obama administration announced his appointment as director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools.