The Iowa Republican argued the president's decision to publicly praise Collins and ignore Tebow would lead to culture being "undermined" and "divided."

"The people over on this side take their followership from that kind of leadership. One notch at a time, American civilization, American culture, western civilization, western Judeo-Christiandom are eroded," King said.

In a press conference last month, Obama said he was "very proud" of Collins after his decision to come out as gay.

"I had a chance to talk to him yesterday. He seems like a terrific young man," Obama said. "I told him I couldn't be prouder... one of the extraordinary measures of progress that we've seen in this country has been the recognition that the LGBT community deserves full equality, not just partial equality. Not just tolerance, but a recognition that they're fully a part of the American family."