Christian conservative group Focus on the Family believes people have assumed a gay identity to make a political statement.

Glenn Stanton, director of family formation studies at Focus, explained his take on Janet Mefferd's radio show.

“First of all, we need to understand that 'gay' and 'lesbian' really are – to use the language of feminist studies people – a cultural construct,” said Stanton. “'Gay' and 'lesbian' are very new kinds of things. Yes, there's always been homosexuality in human experience, but it was typically something that heterosexual … did to another person.”

“'Gay' and 'lesbian' are really sort of sociological or political statements or identifications. … It's the signing on to a political sexual sort of agenda… There are lots of people who have homosexual or same-sex orientations that just don't identify themselves as 'gay' or 'lesbian' because again 'gay' or 'lesbian' is a social political sort of identity.”

“Being 'gay' or being 'lesbian' is a thing that's only been present in maybe the past 50 years or so,” he added.

(Listen to the entire segment.)

(Related: Linda Harvey: Gays not protected by constitution because they're not people.)