Glenn Beck has called gay marriage supporters “bullies” for pressuring law firm King & Spalding to drop its defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

The Atlanta-based law firm on Monday announced it was withdrawing from the case, prompting partner Paul Clement to jump ship to the Washington-based Bancroft PLLC, where he'll continue to represent House Republicans, who took on defending the law that bans federal recognition of the marriages of gay and lesbian couples after President Obama announced he would no longer because he believes the law is unconstitutional.

On the Wednesday edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck, the conservative celebrity lashed out at activists who were just getting started on their protest.

“So a private firm picked the case up. Well, here’s where the bullies come in. They start getting hammered with phone calls. This law firm gets hammered with phone calls and pressured. And so all these activists force the law firm to reconsider and they dropped the case,” Beck said. “We’re trying to teach our kids about bullies in school, and boy do we teach them every day because we let the bullies win every day.”

Beck went on to compare Clement to a modern day civil rights hero.

“Paul Clement is a lawyer. Now I don’t know if he’s for or against the gay-marriage act. I have no idea. I don’t care, and neither should you. To me he is a modern day John Adams.”

“What is the difference between John Adams and Paul Clement?” Beck continued. “I really don’t think there is one. Again, I don’t know the guy if he supports gay marriage or doesn’t. But let me take you to the hairy back guy. Remember this guy that plotted 9/11? The hairy back guy? Man, if it was me, I’d have him – I would have like, you know, duct tape and I’d just be ripping it off his back all the time. I’ve made up my mind on him. You don’t want me in the jury box against that guy. I’ve made up my mind. But you are innocent until proven guilty in America. You are entitled to a vigorous defense. Not an immoral one, but a vigorous one.”

Several bloggers, however, have noted that DOMA is not facing a criminal trial and does not have a constitutional right to a lawyer.