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Amazon comes under fire for selling “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality”

amazon comes under fire for preventing homosexuality book

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Published on 14/02/2019

Why is Amazon profiting from sales of a book that should be banned?

Right now you can buy Joseph Nicolosi’s ‘conversion therapy’ guide on Amazon and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Author Damian Barr expressed his outrage on Twitter finding it “appalling and dismaying that Amazon are choosing to profit from titles like this.”

His outrage was picked up by HuffPost UK, who contacted Amazon for comment, but the retail giant declined. It also contacted the book’s co-author, Linda Ames Nicolosi. It’s not known if they’ve received a response.

Joseph Nicolosi was an American clinical psychologist, founder and director of the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Encino, California, and a founder and president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. He died in 2017.

Also available as Kindle editions, Nicolosi work is heavily promoted by eminent health care professionals on Amazon marketplace, with glowing endorsements.

“l commend it as a primer in infant and child rearing for all parents concerned with the appropriate sexual orientation of their growing children”

Benjamin Kaufman, M.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, 
University of California at Davis School of Medicine

HuffPost UK has also found other books about “preventing” homosexuality on sale on Amazon including the book ‘Reparative Therapy of Homosexuality’, which claims to “help the non-gay homosexual”.

With Amazon coming under such heavy criticism, TheDadsnet can only join in the calls for Amazon to release a statement, and immediately remove all such content.

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  1. Gordin

    I’m shocked in this day and age that professional people can still believe that homosexuality is a personal choice and can be treated as a disease it leaves me quite dismayed ?

  2. Jamie Beags

    Wow. Can’t actually believe this book exists. I expect it’s just gone under Amazon’s radar, but will look out for their response. Meanwhile, I suggest we all go on there and give it a crap review! Jamie x

  3. Brian Horton

    You start to cross a very dangerous line when you start talking about banning books. It’s freedom of speech, and should be allowed no matter how distasteful you find the subject. Amazon also sell and therefore profit from Mein Kampf but I don’t hear talk of that being banned

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