Michele Bachmann, Republican presidential candidate, agreed during a conference call on Tuesday that repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” would “destroy the armed forces,” the Minnesota Independent reported.

The Minnesota Congresswoman reiterated that as president she would reinstate the policy which for 18 years banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly, and agreed with a caller named Jack who said, “'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is going to destroy the armed forces.”

“I think of all the candidates that are running in this race, I have been very vocal about this,” Bachmann said. “I would reinstate the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. It worked before and what it says is the issue of sexuality is one that doesn't come up and people aren't allowed to be open about it because the United States military is unique, it's not a social experiment.”

“I take very seriously the job of Commander in Chief. I see that as my very first job and I would listen to the generals [on DADT].”

“I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ,” she said in the call with supporters of Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom coalition.

Bachmann also touted her involvement as Minnesota Senator to ban gay marriage in the state.

“We also believe that God has a design for marriage between one man and one woman. I was the chief author of the marriage amendment in Minnesota and we persisted, and after seven years, in a very hostile liberal state, we finally passed that marriage amendment and it will be on the ballot and I believe it will pass in 2012.”

(Related: Michele Bachmann dismisses gay marriage as “frivolous” issue.)

And she repeated her call for Republicans not to “settle” for a less conservative candidate.

“Don't settle. Don't settle for anyone less than a candidate that will stand up for our profile, pro-family, pro-marriage issues,” Bachmann said.