I have been having a lot of trouble understanding the Church's position on homosexuality, how we prohibit marriage or sexual relations between them. I think that the big question is where does homosexuality come from, if we could determine this then it would probably be easier to understand why the Church feels the way it does and how we could reconcile the Church's view with reason. So this brings up many theories that people have adopted to explain it; on the extremely liberal side there are people who believe that you are born homosexual just as other people are born heterosexual, and there are Freudians who believe that you are born bi-sexual but later psychology determines your sexual identity, and then there are those who are really Conservative who think that homosexuality is entirely a choice. So which answer is it? The first belief seems kind of scientifically inaccurate to me because I've read science articles before which stated that infants have a natural sexual attraction to the parent of the opposite gender, something to do with survival instinct. So the theory of being born that way seems unlikely to me, although I could be wrong. I also do not think it can be rooted in evolution either as some people say, because the goal of evolution is adaptability to make reproduction easier, and homosexuals cannot reproduce, so how could evolution produce that? On the other side of the spectrum, I also do not think that people can really 'choose' to be homosexual anymore than I chose to be heterosexual because people cannot just choose to be sexually attracted to something. So, while it may be outdated, the Freudian or at least any psychological views have really interested me. Are there any good theories about homosexuality and psychology that can be rooted in evidence? I know that the American Psychology Association or something classified homosexuality as a psychological condition in the past, and that the only reason they took it out was because of protestors who pressured them. Is it possible that say as a small child or during adolescence when hormones are going crazy and your sexuality is developing that certain events could have had a psychological effect on a person and in turn influenced their sexuality?