Tom McClusky, vice president of Government Affairs at the Christian Conservative group Family Research Council (FRC), has attacked President Barack Obama's anti-bullying campaign as an attempt to force anti-gay students “in the closet.”

The FRC joins a growing list of socially conservative groups denouncing the effort unveiled at the White House earlier this month as an attempt to silence Christians who oppose gay people.

“As adults, we all remember what it was like to see kids picked on in the hallways or in the schoolyard. And I have to say, with big ears and the name that I have, I wasn’t immune,” Obama said in announcing the effort. “I didn’t emerge unscathed.”

Resources to help troubled gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender teens are prominently visible at the government's website

The program's gay-inclusiveness prompted McClusky to declare that the White House was biased against Christians.

“It's ironic that when the President was trying to push this bullying program that he cited that he was once bullied as a child, because that's exactly what his policies are leading to, is bullying by the federal government and by a homosexual agenda that seeks to make children hide their Christianity and their religion in the closet and to silence those who would speak out against what they don't believe,” McClusky said.