Thoughts by former ex-gay Peterson Toscano:
Lots of “ex-gay” proponents claim that one of the causes of same-sex attraction is childhood sexual abuse. I don’t think they are lying; they truly believe it. In fact, I imagine that the majority of people who attend their programs have been sexually abused, so in their logic they have concluded that sexual abuse + other factors (family, gender confusion, etc) = GAY.
Instead of searching for the elusive root causes of same-sex attraction, I wish they would ask themselves, “Why do our programs attract same-gender loving people who have also been sexually abused?”