Mathew Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, has pledged that his group will lobby the next Congress to restore “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.

“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have totally disgraced their respective offices throughout the 111th Congress, and their handling of this vital issue is just the most recent example of their betrayal of the public trust,” Staver said in a release after Congress approved repeal of the law over the weekend.

“Reflecting on this battle, I can assure you there will be many more opportunities to confront pro-homosexual activists in the legal and legislative arenas. I feel certain these radical groups have already picked their next target in their ongoing efforts to force their perverse will on America. The war is far from over. Here's our message to our armed forces: 'Take heart, because the American people will not allow this travesty to stand.”'

“This action will be overturned in the next Congress,” he added.

Staver also predicted a backlash for President Obama, who backed repeal of the 17-year-old law: “President Obama will also pay a price, and will see that the insatiable demands of the homosexual community will only increase.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently added Liberty Counsel to its list of known hate groups for its anti-gay rhetoric.