Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday claimed that the gay community refuses to admit that they were sexually molested as children.

Land made the statement while filling in for Washington Watch host Tony Perkins.

“I know that the dirty little secret that nobody wants to talk about is that a high percentage of adult male homosexuals in America were sexually molested when they were children,” Land told guest Donna Rice Hughes of Enough is Enough, a group opposed to pornography.

“That's right,” Hughes replied.

Writing at Right Wing Watch, Brian Tashman responded to Land's claims, saying that they “contradict findings of the American Psychological Association, which notes that 'no specific psychosocial or family dynamic cause for homosexuality has been identified, including histories of childhood sexual abuse.'”

(Related: Richard Land warns God will punish gay Christians.)