Our expert says:
It is clearly genetic, and doesn't seem so much influenced by environment as people think. Kids from genetically straight parents, for instance, when adopted by a gay couple with mainly gay friends, are no more likely to turn out to be gay than anyone else's kids.
Some decades ago, official psychiatry concluded that homosexuality, like heterosexuality is part of who you are, not a disease or disorder that for whatever reason becomes imposed onto whoever you are.
The sort of religious zealots you describe seem to totally lack the basic human charity and love for other humans which most religions expect from sincere adherents. Duisregard them - they are often so twisted up with their own off sexual ideas, as to be cruel and damaging to others, and the "therapies" they offer treat their own inner itches, and not any problems you might have
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