On Tuesday, social conservative Linda Harvey called the end of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” heartbreaking, then added that gay troops don't exist, media watchdog RightWingWatch.org reported.

The military policy that banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly ended on Tuesday, nearly 18 years after its implementation and 9 months after Congress authorized its repeal. More than 13,000 service members were drummed out of the military for violating the policy.

Harvey is the founder of the Columbus, Ohio-based Mission America and is a frequent contributor to the conservative website WorldNetDaily.com, which is run by Joseph Farah.

She mourned repeal of the policy and prayed for its return.

“The first news is the sad, heartbreaking transformation of our armed forces,” Harvey told listeners. “This week, homosexuality in the military goes into full effect; permitting people to be openly homosexual or bisexual in the military has been painted in much of the media, it's not an issue like race where people who are born this way are simply being who they are. No, since no one is born homosexual, it's an issue of those who've chosen to embrace and identify with those feelings and practices, insisting that the over two century's old military's rejection of homosexual practice be overturned. And all military personnel are to like it or remain silent. New diversity training is taking place throughout the military to indoctrinate if possible the entire U.S. Armed Forces to say yes to deviance, it's terribly unfair both to those who object and to those trapped in this sin. No one benefits, and the same-sex living and working environments in the military will be destabilized as a result.”

“We can only hope and pray that under wiser leadership and a new administration the military will be allowed to rethink and overturn these harmful policies,” she added. (The audio is embedded in the right panel of this page.)