Christian conservative Linda Harvey has advised gay teens to remain closeted.

Harvey, the founder of the Columbus, Ohio-based Mission America and a frequent contributor to the conservative website, made her comments during a Monday appearance on The Janet Mefferd Show to pitch her book on young people and being gay, Maybe He's Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality.

When asked what advice she would give to the friends and family members of a teen who wants to come out, Harvey answered that “they do not need to come out to everyone.”

“That's the beginning of many troubling roads for young people,” Harvey said.

“That's when they announce it and they feel like they have to live up to that, or down to that, standard they set for themselves,” she added. “And it begins to label them. They put these labels on themselves.”

(Related: Linda Harvey blames “stubborn” gay teens for parents' rejection.)