Although there are many “solutions” offered for how to change one’s sexual orientation—and some believe it cannot even be done—one evangelical Christian says the answer is simple: the gospel.

Dr. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, says secular therapy to change one’s sexual identity—known as reparative therapy or sexual orientation conversion therapy—is not a viable solution.

This debate, which has already been prominent in the 2012 elections, was started the pro-homosexual group Truth Wins Out accused a clinic ran by Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann’s husband, Marcus, of offering such treatment.

Mohler, a theologian and ordained minister, says many secular groups, such as the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association and more, hold to a stance that sexual preference—whether it is homosexuality or heterosexuality—is a normal expression of human sexuality and that “any attempt to change an individual’s sexual orientation is likely to be harmful.”

“We will hold no hope for any sinner’s ability to change his or her own heart, and we will hold little hope for any secular therapy to offer more than marginal improvement in a sinner’s life,” Mohler said in a Tuesday blog post.

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