You seem to have missed the entire point of the piece and seem to be woefully unaware of some significant statistical / demographic facts :
Four to five per cent of the planet’s population is born gay / lesbian and this demographic holds true over every race, class, ethnic group and tribe.
This means that one in twenty five persons on the planet is gay / lesbian, so every extended family of twenty or twenty five persons probably has a gay / .lesbian family member.
This means that Christian families, Jewish families, Islamic families,
Atheist families, Hindu families, Buddhist families all have gay members.
Furthermore every psychological / psychiatric / medical group is in unanimous agreement that these gay / lesbian individuals have made zero conscious choice, nor had personal input in being born gay
Just as heterosexuals have zero personal input in choosing their sexual orientation.
What was exceedingly troubling about the research in this article, is that these gay CHILDREN were being renounced and rejected by their families while still pubertal, and prepubertal, that is BEFORE they had a sexual experience ——-while they were yet VIRGINS and before any sexual act.
So they were being persecuted / punished / demeaned / denigrated / discriminated / denounced over an orientation that they had not chosen nor wanted.
You yourself talk about “ sin “ in a pejorative way when referring to this problem —- how can virginal children / teenagers be “ sinners “ in this regard when their sexual orientation is unchosen by them ??
Their personal anguish / alarm / agony over their predicament is evident in their statements;
“I prayed that God would kill me so that I would not be gay “
Please read the article again, to see their repeated statements of despair, desperation, depression and discomfort.
Regrettably it is the children in Christian families who suffer this horror of rejection and persecution while still pubertal, and before any sexual act…
Gay children of Atheist / Secular families, Buddhist families, Hindu families
are not treated with such shabby shaming and shunning.
My desire for you is that should you have a gay / lesbian child / cousin / niece / nephew / grandchild that you love them, respect them and not abuse them.
It is UNCONSCIONABLE how Adventist families, congregations and schools have treated their gay offspring…
A gay child growing up Atheist, is in a better situation regrettably, that those gay kids in a rejecting , renouncing, unloving Adventist family.