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Wed Jul 3, 2019, 07:22 PM

Amazon takes down books by 'father of conversion therapy'


Amazon takes down books by ‘father of conversion therapy’ after months of pressure from LGBTQ activists – Raw Story

NBC News reported that Amazon has quietly taken down the books of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, a discredited anti-LGBTQ clinical psychologist who is considered to be “the father of conversion therapy.”

Nicolosi, who founded the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic and the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, died in 2017 at the age of 70, but his work has been heavily used by right-wing religious organizations as justification for protocols to “treat” and “cure” homosexuality, a practice that is broadly considered child abuse and banned in an increasing number of states. He authored several how-to guides instructing parents to try to change LGBTQ children’s sexual orientation and gender identity, including “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality.”

“I would say many survivors of conversion therapy could trace their trauma to Nicolosi,” said Sam Brinton, a conversion therapy survivor who manages advocacy and government affairs for The Trevor Project. “His work lent credibility under the guise of ‘science’ to conversion therapy, even though the practice has been disputed and discredited as dangerous and harmful by medical experts.”


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Thu Jul 4, 2019, 12:22 AM

1. Thomas Aquinas?

looks legit and unbiased, sure

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Thu Jul 4, 2019, 08:43 AM

2. The religiously insane forcing their fairytales onto all of us.

I know a silly little Southern Baptist girl here in TN, who married a man who "successfully" went through this conversion therapy. They divorced 3 years later. And he moved to California.

She was always crying to my wife that he wouldn't touch her.....when the stupid meet the gullible.

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