What makes it abuse?yes, sometimes the government has to step in to stop child abuse. It is a fact of life many parents abuse their children, and this is a case of abuse. Before you whine too much, this is not about the child's comfort at all. When a parent sends their child to force them to be straight it is about the fact the parents are uncomfortable. The child just is what it is, but the homophobic parents think that if they abuse the child enough the child will stop being gay. It doesn't work that way.
What ends up happening is that in an attempt to please the abusive parents and avoid pain and abuse the child will attempt to repress their feelings and begin to become hateful of their own natural and appropriate feelings of homosexuality. yes, i said it being gay is completely appropriate for gay people. You may wish it wasn't, and you may dislike that sort of thing, but it doesn't hurt you, and no one has ever guaranteed you would walk around this world and like everything you see. If people like you could accept and love your children then this sort of thing would not be necessary to keep you from doing massive harm to your own kids based on your bigotry and hate.
IMO people should be asked if they would send their kids to gay cure therapy and anyone who says yes should be immediately and permanently sterilized. Of course i will settle for it just becoming illegal for parents to do to their children. We cannot all get what we want.