Now that pray-away-the-gay abuse is rapidly falling out of favor in the United States, its purveyors are apparently looking for opportunities overseas.
That’s how books like I Want To Stop Being Gay, How To Prevent Homosexuality and Gender Confusion In Childhood wound up on the shelves at El Corte Inglés, Spain’s largest department store.
The books are the work of dangerous creep Joseph Nicolosi, one of the most well-known American antigay “therapists.”
Of course, therapeutic treatments to change a person’s sexuality have no scientific basis, are not recognized by any reputable medical organization, and are generally repudiated by real doctors (including the World Health Organization).
But that hasn’t stopped Nicolosi from experimenting with his mad science on the unfortunate souls who come to him for help. Nicolosi is particularly interested in preying on teens with his non-therapy.
According to the L.A. Times, Nicolosi was also responsible for psychologically screening priests in Los Angeles in the 1980s, and definitely did a great job.
As you might expect, Spanish LGBT organizers are none too thrilled with this development. Community leaders are calling for the removal of the books, which literally promote a practice that hurts people, and twitter rhetoric is calling the books “medieval” and part of a “Spanish inquisition.”