Following the removal of books by a Catholic psychologist amid LGBT activist pressure, Amazon has removed the works of other authors who once lived and identified as gay. The works of Anne Paulk of the Restored Hope Network and pastoral counsellor and author Joe Dallas are among the latest books to be pulled from the online retail giant. Dallas’ book, Desires in Conflict: Hope for Men Who Struggle with Sexual Identity, and Paulk’s book, Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction, are now no longer available for purchase.
“Amazon’s decision is no surprise since today’s culture is caving to the goals of the LGBTQ movement, which have always aimed to silence any disapproval of homosexuality,” Dallas said. “It would be naive to think it will stop here. First, the LGBTQ movement will convince the culture that telling homosexuals they can change is dangerous. Then they’ll convince the culture that calling homosexuality a sin is dangerous. Then the government will tell pastors what they can or cannot say on the subject, and the culture will approve.” Those whose books are being targeted and scrubbed from the website are considering how to best respond but their mission will remain the same.
“We will not stop communicating the grace of God evidenced in our lives,” Dallas said. “Peter and John said it well: ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. But we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard,” he added, referencing Acts 4:20. In response to the removal, Voice of the Voiceless, a group representing former LGBT identified persons, launched a petition demanding Amazon reverse course as it accused the company of unfair censorship. “We are outraged that a campaign by one individual could convince Amazon to censor all books related to our experiences and viewpoints.”
The petition, has already garnered nearly 3,000 signatures. The removal of the books come after Amazon pulled the works of Joseph Nicolosi, a Catholic psychologist who died in 2017. He authored several books on therapeutic approaches for persons with same-sex attraction. “Just one of his books had 400 endorsements, from a man who said Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality ‘saved my marriage,’ to several past presidents of the American Psychological Association,” said Joseph Nicolosi Jr. in a statement. “Amazon’s book ban puts radical LGBT ideology ahead of established science and is anti-choice, anti-science, and anti-American.”
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