Actress Anne Heche has hit back at her mother's claims she turned the one-time lesbian straight through prayer.

NANCY HECHE was delighted when her daughter left her then-lover ELLEN DeGENERES in 2000 and married a man, COLEY LUFFOON, a year later.

But the actress is upset her mother has been using her name to promote Christian ex-gay events and billing herself "a single parent who experienced the international media rush during her daughter Anne Heche's highly visible relationship with Ellen DeGeneres."

She tells the New York Daily News, "This nonsense about my mother praying for me is really making me angry.

"My mother never approved of my relationship with Ellen. Her hatred for our relationship is one of the many things that ultimately led to my breaking off all communication with her. (My mother, that is, not Ellen).

"The ex-gay events right now make me sick. And for anyone who ever thought that Ellen and I broke it off because of sexuality, you couldn't be more mistaken. And for anyone who thought my mother's prayers had anything to do with me marrying a man, forget it."