Alan Chambers, the former president of the now defunct “ex-gay” ministry Exodus International, opposes conversion therapy for minors.

Last year, Chambers began leading Exodus away from supporting therapies aimed at “curing” gay men and lesbians of their sexual orientation. Chambers, who at one point starred in ads for the ministry touting “change is possible,” reversed course, saying such therapies do not work and revealing that his attractions to other men have not faded.

Last month, Chambers apologized for promoting such therapies and announced the shuttering of Exodus, which billed itself as the world's oldest and largest “ex-gay” ministry.

In an interview on SiriusXM Progress, Chambers told host Michaelangelo Signorile that he opposes attempts to alter the sexuality of young people.

“What I believe is that when it comes to promising or assuring someone, or causing someone to expect that they're going to completely eradicate a set of feelings or temptations or desires, I think that sets someone up for tremendous damage, which can cause them shame and guilt,” Chambers said. “I certainly believe we should never be offering [conversion therapy] for minors. For adults, they can decide based on all the facts presented.”

“Ex-gay” activists have criticized efforts in at least three states to outlaw such therapies for minors and a lawsuit against a New Jersey-based Jewish “ex-gay” group filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The activists have called such efforts “discriminatory.”

“They're literally trying to take away the choice to come out of homosexuality and pursue heterosexuality [for young people],” Voice of the Voiceless President Christopher Doyle said during a recent appearance on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).

(Related: After backing “ex-gay” group, Maggie Gallagher feigns innocence.)