Researchers have looked into a variety of possible causes for a homosexual orientation, including biological influences, prenatal hormones, prenatal stress, fraternal birth order, and environmental influences. The American Psychiatric Association has stated “some people believe that sexual orientation is innate and fixed; however, sexual orientation develops across a person’s lifetime.” However, the American Psychological Association has stated “most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation.”
In spite of everything evidence has to say about the nature of homosexuality, most religions consider it to be a choice that a person makes. And this stance against homosexuality persuaded Ted Haggard to keep his real sexual orientations a secret. To make matters worse, he was a hypocrite.
Fortunately, mother nature allows no hypocrisy when it comes to sexuality. Everybody is a “sinner” if we assume the Christian definitions about sexual sins. There is no point pretending to be more holier than someone else. Yet Christianity has done a lot of mental harm in this dimension by inducing an unnecessary guilt and unecessary repentance from its followers.
Ever wondered why a lot of authoritarian systems in human society want to control an individual’s sexuality? I feel it is a form of mind control. A lot of cults & political authoritarian systems have used sexual deprivation to keep individuals under control.