Christian conservative group Focus on the Family says anti-gay bullying programs sexualize children, media watchdog reported.

On Tuesday's edition of CitizenLink Reports, Candi Cushman of True Tolerance joined guest host Carrie Gordon Earll, the senior director of issues analysis of CitizenLink, the political arm of Focus on the Family, to discuss the issue.

Focus on the Family is affiliated with True Tolerance, which organizes the annual Day of Dialogue to counter the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) annual Day of Silence. GLSEN's Day of Silence, held on April 20, encourages students nationwide to take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in their schools.

On the program, Cushman said such programs promote “homosexuality to kids.”

“It just seems irresponsible and possibly even damaging for school officials just to open up their doors to messages from homosexual activist groups, political activist groups, that might push students to prematurely embrace a sexual identity that they're not really equipped to handle,” Cushman said. “If we really want students to be safe, we shouldn't be allowing groups to come in and sexualize our children.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

(Related: Financial troubles for Focus on the Family persist.)