Pssst. Don’t tell homosexuals that they can change. That thought is banned.
Amazon has added itself to the long list of entities that are banning discussion of reparative therapy.
Whether it’s religious regeneration, self-control, or self-actualization, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to express your opinions that homosexual behavior is a choice, and even the desire can be overcome through therapy, counseling, or – dare we say it – Jesus.
While Beth Moore, the popular evangelical preacher, just deleted claims made in 2009 that homosexuals can be made straight, other evangelical celebrities, like homosexuals Jackie Hill Perry, Sam Allberry, Rebecca McLaughlin (all associated with The Gospel Coalition), are claiming that homosexuality isn’t a sin unless acted upon, and that homosexual people will remain homosexual no matter their religious conversion. This change of thinking toward Same-Sex Attraction seems to have started with Albert Mohler’s repudiation of reparative therapy in 2015 (he had supported it from at least 2004 onward).
Similarly, state governments are passing laws against “conversion therapy” in Oregon, New Jersey, California, Illinois, Vermont, New Mexico, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Nevada, Washington, Hawaii, and more.
It is very, very important for the LGBT lobby to deny that homosexuals can change their desires or behavior. To believe that sexual orientation can change is to undermine their victim identity status, which is increasingly important to their radical agenda.
Now, even the public marketplace is preventing people from expressing their views that homosexuals can change.
Amazon has removed books written by Dr. Joseph Nicolsi, who is the “father of conversion therapy.” Nicolsi taught that homosexuals can change their orientation.
According to NBC News:
Amazon has removed English-language books by a man largely considered “the father of conversion therapy” from its site following mounting pressure from LGBTQ activists.
Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, founder of the now-shuttered Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic, as well as the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), authored several how-to guides directed to parents of LGBTQ youth, including “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality.” His books are some of the most well-known works about conversion therapy, the pseudoscientific practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
As Denny Burk points out in his blog, “This ban defines any attempt to change one’s sexual desires as “conversion therapy.” Well guess what? That means that every single Christian who believes that that [sic] God’s grace changes sexual sinners would be implicated by this ban and by such legislation.”
One wonders if Burk understands that Amazon is doing capitalistically what The Gospel Coalition, Sam Allberry, and Revoice are doing spiritually…denying that God will change the sinner’s heart.