Mega-Bookstore Stocks Ex-Gay Torture Manuals

Dr. Joseph NicolosiNow 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.”

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  • tdx3fan

    Not to even remotely provide any defense to this “person,” but the 1980s priest screening is by far an unfair attack on a psychologist. You deal with the information that is in front of you, and any pedophile is going to know that what he talks about will be used against him. They really do not talk about such things in therapy unless they desire to be caught.

  • masc4masc

    okay, and what’s the problem? people who want access to such material shouldn’t be ‘allowed’ to purchase it? sounds dangerously like Fahrenheit 451. don’t like it? don’t buy it. simple.

  • Ogre Magi

    Christians are such jerks

  • Exxie

    @Ogre Magi: Don’t generalize. There are plenty of loving and accepting Christians out there. Even Catholics. There are Christians and Catholics who are LGBT just like atheist or agnostic ones. Making such a widespread generalization can cut down on the good people you can meet. Don’t judge a whole religion based on that. There are plenty of Christians and Catholics who are upset at this. I’m one of them.

  • scotshot

    @masc4masc: Do you masturbate as you write your pathetic little missives?

  • gskorich

    @masc4masc: i agree with you. censorship in any sense is wrong. we see where these books are hurtful but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t have access to them. its not like the book store is having ‘pray away the gay’ seminars. its important to share all points of view so people can make choices

  • gskorich

    @scotshot: why are his postings pathetic? should we forget the past? just burned the books and forget it ever happened? does it rain in your world?

  • masc4masc

    @gskorich: guys like scotshit are the ones who are outraged when Facebook censors a gay kiss, but magically become pro-censorship when it comes to anything by Nicolosi. it’s like they’re allergic to consistent viewpoints. I’m against censoring gay kisses, and I’m also against censoring or trying to block what someone can write.

  • gskorich

    @masc4masc: there is an article on queerty where you and i both challenged the ‘group’ and one person commented that we should be blocked. i confronted them and asked why we should be blocked, just because we have a different view point? no answer.

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