An “ex-gay” activist has chided celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Anderson Cooper for making it difficult for the “ex-gay” community to get across its message that being gay is a choice.

Janet Boynes, who has close ties to Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, claimed Thursday on The Steve Deace Show that Satan and celebrities are working against her “ex-gay” activism.

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“There's a spiritual conflict that is waging war around all of us and it's a battle between forces, you've got good and evil and you've got light and darkness,” Boynes said. “You have to believe that it's affecting my generation, it's affecting our future and it's affecting everybody all around the world whether you believe in same-sex marriage, homosexuality or you don't believe in it.”

“The enemy knows who we are and that we all are destined to greatness, and I pose a threat, those of us who have left this life and have walked out successfully – for me it’s been sixteen years – I pose a threat to his game plan so I always say the devil should've killed me when he had the chance and I’m a force to be reckoned with.”

“However, it doesn't make it easy for those of us who left that life, because we have people like Ellen DeGeneres – who I love, and watch her show – Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, Don Lemon, now Robin Roberts. All great journalists, but using their platform to change a culture. … You know all these large TV shows, you got Oprah, they're all spreading the filth that homosexuality is not only relevant for today but these men and women were born that way, and that's not so,” she added.

Of course, all of the celebrities mentioned with the exception of Oprah Winfrey are openly gay and simply sharing their own personal experiences, while Boynes is attempting to run a business off the backs of those uncertain of their own sexual orientation.