Iowa Representative Steve King says a federal gay protections bill currently being debated in Congress amounts to legalized entrapment.

In discussing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, Tuesday on the radio program of the Family Research Council, a group opposed to gay rights, King said the legislation would open the door for Christian businesses to be blackmailed.

Speaking with the group's president,Tony Perkins, King said: “I can imagine someone coming in and interviewing one day in man's clothes and come back the next day and apply for a job in woman's clothes, and then setting up a lawsuit in a sting operation to harass our religious organizations.”

“If people wear their sexuality on their sleeve, then they want to bring litigation against someone that they would point their finger at and say 'you discriminate,' it is an entrapment that is legalized by the ENDA Act, it appears to, and it's a violation of the individual rights of employers to, at their own discretion, decide who they want to hire and who they want to fire,” King said.

“We don't need more federal mandates,” King added. “And we surely don't need a political statement, and that's what this is, too. This is the homosexual activist lobby taking it out on the rest of society. They are demanding affirmation for their lifestyle. That's at the bottom of this.”

King remains one of Congress' loudest opponents of gay rights.

He was the first lawmaker to call on President Barrack Obama to fire Kevin Jennings, the openly gay director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. King said Jennings was unfit to serve because “his life's work has been the promotion of homosexuality.”

Comparing gay men and lesbians to fairy tales, King insisted being gay is a choice in denouncing the legalization of gay marriage in Iowa. “Unicorns, leprechauns, gay marriages in Iowa – these are things you will never find because they just don't exist,” he said last year.

ENDA remains bottled up in committee. However, openly gay Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank has said he believes the legislation will reach the House floor before the end of May.