A Christian conservative has suggested that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's recent signing of a bill banning “ex-gay” therapy to minors is tantamount to endorsing adultery.

Christie, a Republican who previously vetoed a gay marriage law approved by lawmakers, signed the bill last week, making New Jersey the second state after California to prohibit so-called conversion therapy that attempts to turn gay teens straight.

In a signing note accompanying the bill, Christie, a Catholic, said that he does not believe being gay is a choice or a sin.

Tom Minnery, head of Focus on the Family's political arm CitizenLink, and Stuart Shepard, CitizenLink's senior director of media, criticized Christie for signing the bill.

“As society prides itself on putting homosexuality on a pedestal, you can see how more and more young people might think they are gay, might think they are lesbian,” Minnery said. “But what they are probably is just confused and need precisely the kind of help that the governor by signing this law says they cannot have, and that's a tragedy.”

Shepard urged reporters to ask Christie: “If immorality is okay, are you okay with adultery?”

“Is that what you're saying? What sins are in, which ones are out, Governor Christie?”

“Someone ought to ask that question of his wife. What about adultery?” Minnery rhetorically asked. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)