"Conversion Therapy" or "Repairative Therapy", defended by many republicans, to try to make gay kids into heterosexul kids more than triples the risk of suicide, and in ten year follow ups less than 1% consider themselves to be heterosexual. In short it just doesnt' work. You can't "pray away the gay".
The BYU project Evergreen (AKA Evergreen International, Inc) sponsored by the Mormon church was literally torture, and is a known contributory factor to Utah having the highest (known) LGBT youth suicide rate in the world.
Project evergreen was founded and run by then BYU administrator and Later prophet of the church, Thomas S. Monson who described it as valuable work in combating the "sickness" of "same sex attraction" SSA for short (Mormons don't believe there is any such thing as homosexuality because "god would not do that to someone" ) .
Personally I am of the opinion that if you think it is right to strap kids to chairs and inject them with powerful emetics to make them throw up and wretch uncontrollably while watching gay porn for three hours a day three times a week and think it is a good idea, you are sick one!
Evergreen International, Inc was disbanded in 2014 and was bought lock stock and barrel by North Star another Utah base "reparative therapy" organisation owned and run by the LDS, but off BYU campus.
LGBTQ youth have enough peer pressure placed on them. The last thing they need is to be ridiculed for their sexual lifestyle. When are people going to accept others for being who they are and quit trying to change them into something they are not. This shit has got to end and soon.