Christian conservative Linda Harvey on Friday called on gay people to come out to themselves as straight.

Harvey, the founder of the Columbus, Ohio-based Mission America and a frequent contributor to the conservative website, told her radio listeners that gay people are stuck being gay because they fear change.

“The main reason people now believe some are born homosexual is because those who are currently committed to and want to continue this conduct say so,” Harvey said.

“If the person really wants the truth, there is probably a way to trace the development back to certain incidents and experiences that shaped those feelings. From child molestation to other traumatic experiences in childhood to neglectful, disordered or abusive parents.”

“The question becomes: Do we want to know the truth? Sometimes people hold on to what they know even if it is uncomfortable. Even if they realize they could probably do something different. Because change can be a lot of work. Change can mean confessing sin. Change can mean your circumstances might be shaken up.”