The Christian conservative group American Family Association (AFA) says gay groups are largely responsible a recent string of suicides by gay teens.

At least six gay kids decided in September to end their lives after they were harassed by other teens because they were gay. Authorities in at least two cases are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is the largest group attempting to create a safe and respectful school atmosphere for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning students.

“I'm afraid GLSEN and groups like them may share more of the blame for these suicides than anyone,” Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis at AFA, wrote at his blog on Wednesday.

“Homosexuals cannot reproduce so they must recruit. Part of the agenda of groups like GLSEN is to urge students at younger and younger ages to come out and declare a disordered sexual preference. Sexually confused youth are pressured into locking into a sexual identity far before they are mature enough to do so.”

Being gay, Fischer says, is “as risky and dangerous as injection drug abuse.”

In July, Fischer called a rural Mississippi school's settlement with Constance McMillen, a teen denied prom because she's gay, a capitulation to “evil.” He also told his radio audience in May that he objected to lifting the policy that bans gay troops from serving openly because Hitler employed “savage gay Nazis.”

Lowering the number of gay teens, Fischer reasons, would lower the number of suicides.

“If we want to see fewer students commit suicide, we want fewer homosexual students. What all truly caring adults will want to do for a student struggling with his sexual identity is to help him resist dangerous sexual impulses, accept his biological identity as either male or female, and help him learn to adjust his psychological identity to his God-given biological one.”