The Christian conservative group American Family Association (AFA) says being gay is a choice that will “leave you diseased, lonely and dead.”

“Sexual behavior is a choice, homosexual behavior will leave you diseased, lonely and dead, you've got to learn to resist homosexual impulses, I'm here to help,” Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis at AFA, wrote at his blog on Monday.

Fischer made his remarks while discussing whether being gay is a choice, a topic recently addressed by President Obama, who said he believes sexuality is not a choice. He concluded that it doesn't matter because “sexual behavior is always, always a choice.”

Earlier in the month, Fischer blamed gay groups for a recent string of suicides by gay teens who had been bullied by classmates.

“Homosexuals cannot reproduce so they must recruit,” Fischer wrote at this blog. “Part of the agenda of groups like GLSEN [the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network] 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.”

According to the Iowa Independent, the AFA has bankrolled an effort to oust three Iowa Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of legalizing gay marriage in 2009, pledging to spend $200,000 on the effort before November 2.