Jennifer Roback Morse, head of the Christian conservative Ruth Institute, has criticized President Barack Obama for not including “ex-gays” in his final State of the Union address.

In his nearly 1-hour speech, Obama praised “the son who finds the courage to come out as who he is, and the father whose love for that son overrides everything he's been taught.”

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Obama “talked about the courage required for a young guy to come out to his parents, completely omitting the fact that right now coming out does not require as much courage as is required by a person who says, 'You know, I feel same-sex attraction, but what I want to do is not act on it. What I want to do is live up to my church's teachings. What I want to do is walk away from the gay lifestyle that I've been living. That's what I want to do.' Now, that person, that takes a lot of courage to talk like that in today's world, but Obama didn't mention any of those people,” Morse said in an interview with the podcast Issues, Etc.

Morse also attacked the White House for inviting Jim Obergefell to the State of the Union. Obergefell was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that found gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.

“Well, he’s trying to say, obviously he's trying to treat Obergefell as a hero, as a Rosa Parks type figure or something like that,” Morse said of the president.

“I would have been more impressed if he could have invited the Goodridges [the plaintiffs in the landmark 2003 Massachusetts marriage equality ruling] … but the Goodridges are no longer married to one another. So it will be interesting to see if Mr. Obergefell remains married to his true love there for whom we redefined marriage for the entire country,” she added without mentioning that Obergefell's husband died in 2013 from Lou Gehrig's disease, just months after the couple exchanged vows.

(Related: John Arthur, who challenged Ohio's gay marriage ban, dies.)