As you may know, although I sometimes write fantasy fiction, I am pretty skeptical about the supernatural in real life.
My skepticism turns into alarm whenever someone employs magical thinking in a context where it could do real harm.
The leader of the largest faith-based group promoting the idea that prayer can “cure” homosexuality has finally admitted that it just doesn’t work. The preponderance of evidence collected by mainstream medicine and psychiatry over decades indicates that we all come out of the box with our sexual orientation hard wired.
Many years ago, I worked with a gay man who was raised in a deeply fundamentalist family. He and his lover, who had a similar background, were tormented by guilt.
They finally jumped off a mountain together, holding hands.