Christian conservative Bert Farias of Holy Fire Ministries claims being gay is a “putrid smelling demon” that even pigs have the sense to reject.

“Yes, you heard me right,” Farias wrote in a post published on Charisma Magazine's website. “Being gay is demonic.”

Farias begged gay people to “please do not get upset with me” for telling “the raw, naked truth about homosexuality,” which he promised would “help” them.

Being gay, he said, is a choice that “opens a person to the demonic.”

“Here's the raw, naked truth: Homosexuality is actually a demon spirit. It is such a putrid smelling demon that other demons don't even like to hang around it,” he wrote. “A genuine prophet of God told me that the Lord allowed him to smell this demon spirit, and he got sick to his stomach. And yet as humans, many embrace this demon. Yes, you heard me right. Being gay is demonic.”

“There is an account in the Bible where Jesus casts out 2,000 demons out of a man. The demons came out screaming and begged Jesus to send them into the pigs. The pigs didn't want them, so they ran down a steep hill and were drowned in the sea. Pigs have more sense than some humans. People embrace homosexual demons, but the pigs would rather die than be possessed with demons.”

After stating that being gay was wrong because two men or two women cannot procreate, Farias added: “Homosexuality is not new. It's been around for thousands of years. It's as old as the devil himself.”