Social conservative Matt Barber has defended his claims that LGBT teens kill themselves because they know “what they are doing is unnatural, is wrong, is immoral,” reported.

On Monday, Barber, an associate dean at the Christian conservative Liberty University School of Law, told Peter LaBarbera, president of the anti-gay group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, that activists use anti-bullying programs to further a “radical pro-homosexual, anti-Christian agenda.”

“Kids who are engaging in homosexual behavior I think often look inward and know that what they are doing is unnatural, is wrong, is immoral,” Barber said on the radio program. “And so they become depressed and the instances of suicide can rise there as well.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

On Wednesday, Barber returned to defend his remarks.

“You know, scripture says 'woe to those who call evil good and good evil.' When homosexual activists and other progressives in the pro-sin movement are exposed to biblical truth, their reaction is invariably visceral and loud,” he said.

“There's 'nothing new under the sun.' This 'kill the messenger' strategy is age-old and knee-jerk. These folks, as a matter of course, call evil good and good evil. Of course their gripe isn't with me. I'm nothing. I'm nobody. Their problem is with their creator, the natural order and the fallen state of mankind.”

“They're just lost,” he added.