Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative group Family Research Council (FRC), says gay marriage proponents are out to marginalize opponents, media watchdog reported.

In a radio broadcast this week, Perkins criticized gay rights advocates who have pressured companies to distance themselves from the Charity Give Back Group, formerly the Christian Values Network. Give Back donates a portion of profits to charity groups, including the FRC and the Colorado-based Focus on the Family. Both groups have vehemently opposed gay marriage.

Perkins argued that the campaign was another example of an attempt to silence opponents of marriage equality.

“They will not be satisfied until those who hold a traditional, natural view of marriage are completely silenced,” Perkins said during a radio interview. “They are so intent on accomplishing this that anyone and everyone who would challenge them must be silenced. And we are seeing this in the media, and now we're seeing this into the marketplace. It's an effort to stigmatize, to marginalize and ultimately to cause people to self-censor.”

“I don't think you can look at homosexuality and what is taking place without examining the spiritual dynamics here. This is essentially man shaking his fist in the face of God and saying I don't need you, that we will do it our way. It is the height of humanism,” he added. (The audio is embedded in the right panel of this page.)