As such, it is a psychological disorder and needs therapy and spiritual guidance to overcome.
Before adolescence, boys and girls are same-sex oriented. During puberty, hormones kick in and create a "desire" for the opposite sex. If the child has been "sexualized" before puberty, that child will identify future sexuality by that experience. If that sexual experience is with the same sex, it will be more difficult to make the natural transition from same sex to opposite sex after puberty.
But certainly it can be done.
However, when all of society, media and even one's church is saying it's "okay" and "normal" to have homosexual feelings, that young adult is reinforced in their conflicitng attachments, and is more likely to give in to his/her previous experience.
Freud knew this and wrote about it extensively. However, he was vehemently criticized for it by the theosophic majority of his peers. When he relented and changed his diagnosis from "childhood sexual abuse" to "female hysteria" he was welcomed back into the fold.
I use the example of Ellen Degeneras when she was asked by Barbara Walters, "when did you know you were gay?"
After bemoaning the fact that parents wrongly worry she's out to seduce their children, Ellen explained that she first realized she was a lesbian when her nineth grade P.E. teacher seduced her.
Do they even know what they're saying?
You cannot watch your children too closely. Period.
That is one of the reasons we will be homeschooling.
Have you been to the NARTH site? If so, what do you think? Of all the theories and explanations, their's is the one I've come to see as the most convincing.
Here's the LINK