Amazon Bans Works of Joe Nicolosi and Ex-‘Gay’ Testimonial Books–Caves to LGBTQ Activist Campaign

July 8th, 2019
Amazon Sells Homosexual Pedophile’s Books But Is Banning Ex-‘Gay’ Works: The above is a screenshot taken this morning (7-5-19) of Amazon.com selling a pro-homosexual-pedophile book by the late Dutch “gay” politician Dr. Edward Brongersma.


By Peter LaBarbera, 7-8-19

Folks, we find ourselves in a political/cultural universe in which Western leftist and LGBTQueer activists are playing cut-throat, power politics with information and speech itself. They are pressuring politically correct corporations to essentially block biblical conservatives from engaging in the modern Public Square. And they usually succeed.

The latest outrage in this regard is Amazon’s capitulation to a British “gay” fanatic to stop selling the published works of the late Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, who popularized the notion of “Reparative Therapy” to help people overcome unwanted homosexual attractions and gender confusion. See an uber-biased NBC story on Amazon’s cowardly action HERE, and my 2017 LifeSite article on Dr. Nicolosi after his untimely death HERE. See Rod Dreher’s response in The American Conservative, and a Facebook petition to Amazon by the ex-gay group Voice of the Voiceless to reverse its decision HERE. (Note the deep irony of an anti-censorship petition being staged on the Left-dominated Facebook, which has taken down AFTAH’s and my (Peter LaBarbera) FB pages in the past and routinely bans or “jails” conservatives.)

The following is an excellent piece by my friend Dr. Michael Brown on the Amazon story–although I think it would take a massive amount of pushback for this mega-corporation to reverse itself and reinstate the ex-“gay” books because that would then touch off the wrath of LGBTQ activists. That’s because–let’s face it–leftists are far more adept at and committed to pressure-politics than religious conservatives:

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Will Amazon Ban the Bible Next?

By Dr. Michael Brown, first published 7-5-19 on CharismaNews

In a very disturbing move, Amazon has removed the books of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, the psychologist whom critics have dubbed “the father of conversion therapy.”

In other words, for claiming that sexual orientation is not innate and immutable, and for claiming that change is possible, Dr. Nicolosi’s books must be banned.

This leads to the logical question: Will Amazon ban the Bible next? There is no hyperbole here.

After all, it is the Bible that condemns same-sex relationships, and the Bible that speaks of those who once practiced homosexuality but do so no more (see 1 Cor. 6:9-11). These people, today, would be known as “ex-gays.” And it was Dr. Nicolosi’s life work to help people with unwanted same-sex attractions.

Why, then, should Amazon ban his books but continue to sell the Bible, which provides the theological underpinnings for Dr. Nicolosi’s scientific work?

After all, gay critics of the Bible refer to the so-called “clobber passages,” referring to verses which have been used to speak against homosexual practice. If these verses, then, have brought such harm to the gay community, why shouldn’t the book containing these verses be banned?

Not only so, but there are numerous books on Amazon written by ex-gays, sharing their wonderful stories of transformation. Will their books be banned next?

And what about the books that come to different scientific conclusions than the LGBT activists and their allies? And the books that challenge the goals of LGBT activism in society? And the books that reiterate the Scriptural prohibition of same-sex relationships?

Will those books be banned next?

What makes this especially frightening is that it appears that one man, Rojo Alan, based in England, was responsible for getting the books removed.

As reported on Pink News, at first, after sharing his concerns in writing, he got no response from either Amazon or the British outlet, Wordery. But after he posted his concerns on Facebook, he got an immediate response from Wordery, which quickly pulled Nicolosi’s writings.

Amazon, however, claimed that the books did not violate their guidelines.

Alan explains that “since then, I had been working on getting these books pulled. I contacted Amazon regularly to speak to them about the books, about how unethical they are.”

He “used social-media sites to ask people to leave bad reviews of the books, and also began researching the ways in which they violated Amazon’s rules of publishing.”

And, he continues, “Once I gathered everything I went back to Amazon and I threw all the information I had at them in several conversations. Yet I was given the same ‘we will refer this to the relevant team.'”

Not long after this, the books were removed, and Alan was moved to tears.

Of course, I could produce scores of testimonies from former patients of Dr. Nicolosi who were greatly helped by his counsel. Some experienced profound changes in their attractions. Others were freed from shame and self-harm. That’s why he remained in demand until his sudden passing in 2017.

Why don’t these voices matter?

I could also produce literature from liberal psychologists like the lesbian activist Dr. Lisa Diamond, who argues strongly that sexual orientation is fluid.

But that is not the real issue here. The issue is one of banning books that violate certain guidelines, in this case, guidelines created by LGBT activists. Amazon is now playing a very dangerous game of censoring that which is not politically correct. Where will that lead next?

Amazon carries thousands of books (perhaps, several hundred thousand books) that many readers find harmful and distasteful. Amazon carries a staggering array of material that offends many buyers or raises serious concerns among others.

There are books that encourage behaviors I believe are destructive. There are books and other materials that attack and mock ideologies which are sacred to me. Should Amazon ban these books too?

Should Amazon ban books encouraging atheism and mocking the Bible? Or, conversely, should Amazon ban books challenging Darwinian evolution?

Should Amazon ban books that encourage sexual experimentation and the casting off of conservative morals? Or, conversely, should Amazon ban books that decry the dangers of legalized marijuana?

Should Amazon ban books that lead people into religious cults? Or, conversely, should it ban books that help people get out of these cults?

Should Amazon ban books that provide unhealthy food recipes? Or, conversely, should it ban books that encourage healthy eating and potentially “fat-shame” people?

To repeat: Amazon has crossed a very dangerous, precarious line. It needs to make an immediate about-face, admitting its error and making Dr. Nicolosi’s books available again.

The readers can decide what to buy and what not to buy.

It’s one thing if a book encouraged illegal, life-threatening behavior, as in a terrorist’s manual for making a bomb.

It’s another thing when a book, written by a respected psychologist, is banned because it violates LGBT sensibilities. Is this also a fruit of Amazon working with the notoriously left-leaning SPLC?

I have been a long-term Amazon customer, purchasing tens of thousands of dollars of books from them over the years, along with everything ranging from computers to headphones to random household items. As an author, I also recognize the importance of selling books on Amazon and getting good reviews written. And for me, personally, Amazon’s customer service has been second to none.

All the more, then, do I appeal to Amazon: please set this right.

We know Jeff Bezos supports the LGBT cause, and that’s his prerogative. But when political leanings influence censorship decisions, we move a step closer to burning books in the streets.

Amazon, please reverse your course.

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Video: Rally to Repeal Obergefell v. Hodges and SCOTUS-Imposed ‘Gay Marriage’ — LIVESTREAM

June 25th, 2019
Obergefell Was Built on a Lie: LGBTQ is NOT “Immutable”: Laura Perry, former “female to male” transgender, speaks at AFTAH’s “Repeal Obergefell” rally June 26 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Perry once fantasized about being a boy and worked hard to be a “man,” even taking testosterone and going through a double mastectomy and other destructive “transgender” surgeries to remove her female organs–all to achieve her disordered goal. But through the prayers of her mom and people who loved her, and the grace of God, Laura walked away from her “transgender” identity. She now reaches out as a Christian to help others caught up in gender confusion and false “trans” identities. The Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling imposing same-sex “marriage” on the USA claims that homosexuality is “immutable,” a calculated falsehood promoted for decades by LGBTQ activists. See Laura’s testimony at the 58:15 mark in rally video below. Also, watch Laura’s longer testimony with her mother at the recent “God’s Voice” conference HERE; or watch it on YouTube HERE. Read her written testimony HERE.

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Folks, on the eve of the celebration of our Declaration of Independence, I can still say that our United States of America is the greatest country on earth. Where but in the USA could citizens have the freedom to go right up to the steps of the highest Court in the Land and speak Truth–the most politically incorrect, biblical truth utterable these days–with the full protection of liberty guaranteed by our Founders’ ingenious First Amendment?!

That’s exactly what we did June 26–blacks and whites, men and women, young and old. We gathered in D.C. to mark the fourth anniversary of the immoral and unconstitutional Obergefell v. Hodges ruling by which the Supreme Court effectively imposed homosexual “marriage” on the nation. That infamous and arrogant decision claimed that “sexual orientation” was “immutable,” and yet in our small group there were four people who testified to having come OUT of homosexuality and/or gender rebellion (transgenderism) through the power of Jesus Christ.

Most Americans don’t know it but state-sanctioned “gay marriage” in America was built on a lie–perhaps the biggest Big Lie emanating from the cunningly deceitful LGBTQ movement: that “being gay” (or trans, or bisexual, or “pansexual” or [INSERT YOUR DEVIANCE HERE] is “who you are,” innate and unchangeable, like race. It must be true because retired Justice and Obergefell author Anthony Kennedy said so, right? But Kennedy was dead wrong and espousing a politically convenient fiction, as transformed lives like Stephen Black, Laura Perry, Grace Harley and Doug Mainwairing testified at our event.

Please take the time to watch our rally below. God willing, we will be back in front of the Court next year. Below is the Livestream video of the entire rally; it starts just after the 5:00 mark; some timed highlights of the speakers are found below the video and after the jump.–Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

Legal Gay ‘Marriage’ Was Built on a Lie: Ex-‘Gays,’ Pro-Family Leaders to Rally Against Obergefell and Fake (Same-Sex) ‘Marriage’ June 26 at Supreme Court

June 13th, 2019

SCOTUS “Gay Marriage” Ruling Was Built on a Lie: Former homosexual and Christian advocate David Arthur gives his stunning testimony of coming out of homosexuality at last year’s “Repeal Obergefell / Reclaim Marriage” rally at the Supreme Court. The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision authored by now-retired Justice Anthony Kennedy states erroneously that homosexuality (“sexual orientation”) is immutable–yet many men and women have left this immoral lifestyle behind. Arthur and several others who came out of homosexuality and gender confusion (transgenderism) will speak at this year’s “Repeal Obergefell” rally, Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 AM, directly in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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They Have the Media.

They Have the Power.

They Have the Money.

But We Have the Truth.

What: Media Event and Rally Against Obergefell and Fake Gay ‘Marriage’ & to Stop Freedom-Crushing LGBTQ “Equality Act”

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s unconstitutional, immoral and tyrannical Obergefell v Hodges ruling imposing same-sex “marriage” on America.

Where: Directly in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First Street NE, Washington, D.C.

For More Info: Contact Americans For Truth at [email protected] or 312-324-3787. Or contact Brad Wallace at [email protected]

Four years ago, on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court arrogantly imposed homosexual “marriage” on the nation – overriding amendments and laws in more than 30 states protecting marriage as between a man and a woman. Join concerned citizens testifying to the tragedy of this evil ruling by 5 unelected Justices. Some of our speakers once considered themselves “gay” or “transgender”—and will discuss how Obergefell was based on a lie: that homosexuality, like race, is unchangeable. Come hear their powerful testimonies! 2019 is also the 50-year anniversary of the anti-cop “Stonewall Riots” in Greenwich Village, New York that launched the destructive, in-your-face “gay” revolution in the USA.

We will also be speaking out against the so-called LGBTQ “Equality Act” (HR 5)—which would enshrine immoral homosexual lifestyles and gender confusion (transgenderism) in America’s landmark Civil Rights Act. The “Equality Act,” if ever signed into law, would be used by leftist activists as a legal bludgeon to sue and bully Americans and people of faith for not supporting the LGBTQ agenda, including “gay marriage.” It would also codify “transgenderism” into federal civil rights law—thus enforcing the “trans-insanity” of biological men using female locker rooms and restrooms, and biological males being allowed to compete (and win) in female sports events, merely because they identity as trans “women.”

Speakers (as of 6/22):

Stephen Black, former homosexual, First Stone Ministries
Laura Perry, former “Female to Male” transgender; see Laura’s powerful testimony HERE.
Pastor Stephen Broden, Gone2Far.org; Fair Park Bible Fellowship, Christian activist
Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH.org); founder, Center For Morality
David Arthur, former homosexual prostitute, founder, I Belong Amen Ministries
Bruce Johnson, Metropolitan Marriage Association
William Olson, constitutional law expert, Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund;
Don Blake, Virginia Christian Alliance
Doug Mainwairing, ex-“gay” advocate; writer, LifeSiteNews

Jonathan Alexander, senior counsel for governmental affairs, Liberty Counsel
Greg Quinlan, former “gay” activist; Garden State Families
Diane Gramley, American Family Association of Pennsylvania
Grace Harley, former female-to-male “transgender”
Dr. Scott Lively, author, Christian pastor and activist;

Guyla Mills, Christian advocate; led fight for Nebraska DOMA (Defense of Marriage Amendment); 
Eric Holmberg, Christian filmmaker, The Apologetics Group
Mike Heath, Helping Hands Ministries
Shannon Martinez, former prostitute saved by Jesus Christ; human trafficking survivor, founder, Shame Eaters, ShannonSpeaks.org
Rich Penkowski, Warriors For Christ
Pastor Dale Walker, Tennessee Pastors Network

Sponsored by Americans For Truth, Center For Morality, Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund, First Stone Ministries, AFA of Pennsylvania and the Repeal Obergefell Coalition.

LISTEN – Stonewall at 50 – AFTAH’s LaBarbera Discusses Half a Century of ‘In Your Face’ Gay Activism

June 12th, 2019

‘Gay’ Icon or Sex Predator–or Both? Homosexual activist and “gay” icon Harvey Milk was highly promiscuous and also had a taste for young men, evidently including teen boys. Here Milk (left) as a 30-something man is shown with his live-in underage “boyfriend,” a runaway, 16-year-old named Jack Galen McKinley. AFTAH president Peter LaBarbera discussed Milk’s radicalism on Crosstalk [listen HERE]. Photo source: “Mayor of Castro Street,” book by homosexual journalist Randy Shilts.

Folks, I don’t think the average American thinks that much about “gay [homosexual] pride,” much less has any pertinent knowledge about its historical development in the USA. The history is telling, though, as it is a window into the soul of our nation and our collective moral decline, indeed, the decline of a great civilization.

A Sin Movement prospers only when righteousness (the Church) falters. On Monday I was interviewed by my friend Jim Schneider at Christian VCY America radio, for his show “Crosstalk” [click HERE to listen; order a CD of it HERE]. We raced through decades of post-Stonewall homosexual/transgender activism–how it advanced using cunning lies (e.g., the “10 Percent” and “Born that Way” myths), and how it was abetted every step of the way by the sycophantic “mainstream” media. In recent years that same media have become a mere arm of the LGBTQueer Lobby, pursuing quite effectively their shared goal of “mainstreaming” sex and gender deviance in the culture.

Always remember that despite the flood of LGBTQ perversion on display, especially during this “Pride Month” (June), biblical Truth is not subjective nor is it swayed by cultural trends and politics: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). And sin is always something to be repented of, not proud of: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). I thank God that Jesus Christ continues to save men and women OUT of homosexuality and transgenderism amidst all the rebellion, confusion and suffocating political correctness. — Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

Below is VCY America’s description of the Crosstalk show:

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Crosstalk 6-10-19: Stonewall 50 Years Later

Date: June 10, 2019
Host: Jim Schneider
​Guest: Peter LaBarbara
Listen on MP3 ​​​| Order a CD

It was 50 years ago, June 28, 1969, when police raided the Stonewall Inn, an underground venue for homosexuals who fought back and rioted; perhaps the catalyst for the rampant advancement we are seeing today of the LGBTQIA+ movement and the accompanying political agenda.

What was once shameful is now considered pride. What once was considered a mental disorder alongside pedophilia and zoophilia is now considered ‘normal.’ What was once done in the closet is now paraded on the streets.

Here to discuss ‘Stonewall: 50 Years Later’ and what we are witnessing today was Peter LaBarbera. Peter is the founder and president of Americans for Truth, a non-partisan, educational group dedicated to exposing the homosexual-bisexual-transgender activist agendas.

Peter began by noting that while there was homosexual advocacy going on prior to Stonewall, he feels that what took place in June of 1969 was the beginning of the ‘in your face’ gay revolution that we’ve become used to.

According to Peter, Stonewall was a very seedy, mafia-run bar. There were police payoffs that allowed it to operate in Greenwich Village, New York. It was raided on that late June day with bricks being thrown at police.

Ironically, the homosexual community tries to use this incident to create equivalency with the Black civil rights movement. Stonewall preceded and launched the ‘in your face’ activism that’s taken place over the years and which the media and corporate America has capitulated to.

Gay activism pressured and prodded to the point that eventually the American Psychological Association (APA) normalized homosexuality. As Jim noted, in 1973, the APA removed homosexuality from the DSM-2 (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

Jim continued with the historical gay timeline. Below are just some of the dates and Peter described what took place:

–November 27th, 1978 in San Francisco. Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were shot and killed by a former supervisor. Milk is now an icon for homosexuals.

–On October 14th of 1979, the first national march on Washington for lesbian and gay rights took place.

–June 5th, 1982, was the date of the first official documentation of AIDS.

–June 28th, 1993, President Bill Clinton’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy goes into effect.

–March 15th, 2000, The State of Vermont passed the first law allowing for civil unions and registered partnerships.

–May of 2004—For the first time, same-sex marriage laws were passed in Massachusetts.

–June 28th, 2015, the Supreme Court issued their decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, stating that so-called, same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.

–World Pride is taking place this summer in New York City.

There’s much more to learn including the latest on the Equality Act, controversy about pride flags possibly being flown on U.S. embassy flagpoles, as well as Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and the order he issued to hoist the homosexual pride flag above the state capitol.

More Information:

To let your voice be heard on the embassy pride flag issue, you can call the White House Comment Line at 202-456-1111.

To comment concerning the Equality Act call:

Lindsey Graham—202-224-5972

Mitch McConnell–202-224-2541

To comment on the raising of the pride flag at the Wisconsin capitol, call 608-266-1212.

Americans for Truth

www.americansfortruth.org

Video: Heritage Foundation Panel Features Lesbian Leftists Opposed to LGBTQ Equality Act

April 18th, 2019

The following is a video of a Heritage Foundation panel on the proposed LGBTQ Equality Act featuring leftist lesbians opposed to transgenderism. This was originally published January 28:

WATCH: Liberty Counsel Action Video: LGBTQ Equality Act (HR5) ‘Attacks Religious Liberty Head On’

April 11th, 2019

The so-called LGBTQ “Equality Act” is the most dangerous piece of homosexual/transgender activist legislation every proposed. We thank Liberty Counsel Action for producing this 3-minute video. Take Action: tell your Congressman (202-225-3121) to oppose HR5, the “Equality Act.”

Pete Buttigieg’s Fake Christianity: Democrat Blames God for His Homosexuality

April 9th, 2019

April 9, 2019

CONTACT: Peter LaBarbera: [email protected]; 312-324-3787, or via Americans For Truth website HERE; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera_

Blaming God for his sin: Democrat Pete Buttigieg claims God made him homosexual.

CHICAGO — Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH.org), issued the following statement today about potential Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s recent comments about God, homosexuality and Vice President Pence:

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a living, walking and breathing example of the politicized sham that is religious-left “Christianity” today. He claims that God created him as a homosexual—a self-serving blasphemy as audacious as it is biblically nonsensical. (And science has refuted his “born gay” crutch.)

Buttigieg quotes Scripture even as he defies it with his very public, and very fake, “marriage” to another man (See in the Bible: Matthew 19:4-6; Romans 1: 24-27; Jude 7; 1 Timothy 1:8-10; Leviticus 18:22). (Redefining marriage to accommodate sexual perversion is beyond the Supreme Court’s pay grade.)

Predictably, “Mayor Pete” has quickly become the darling of a media who incessantly promote all things “gay” and “trans”—and who loathe socially conservative Christians who actually believe the Bible in humility, and fear God in reverence.

The simple truth is that homosexual behaviors are wrong, unnatural, and often unhealthy—yet can be overcome through the grace and power of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 6), as testified by countless ex-“gays” and former “transgenders.” No faithful Christian proudly identifies by his or her besetting sins, nor seeks to justify them before a holy God.

Vice President Mike Pence—a favorite target of Buttigieg and self-righteous LGBTQ political bullies—has been intimidated into silence, but he would do well to respond to the absurdities that flow out of Mayor Pete’s lips on a daily basis. Buttigieg claims that Pence has a “quarrel … with my Creator” because he opposes the aggressively anti-freedom, anti-Christian LGBTQ agenda. But it is Buttigieg himself who is defiantly living out his own quarrel with God every time he proudly celebrates his sexual sin and, worse, uses God to justify it—man’s ultimate folly.

Christians should pray that Pete Buttigieg repents of his proud homosexuality and dedicates himself to serving Christ in Truth—rather than mocking Him for political gain.

VIDEO: Peter LaBarbera’s Speech on Gay Activist Tactics — at God’s Voice Conference Responding to the ‘Queering’ of the Christian Church

April 6th, 2019

Folks, below is my speech at the recent “God’s Voice” conference in Oklahoma City responding to the “Queering of the Church.” I spoke on homosexual activist tactics and relayed some firsthand stories–such as when lesbian radio talk show host Tammy Bruce (now a Fox News contributor) tried to set me up many years ago by portraying herself as a violence-prone “homophobe.” [Start at the 15:00 mark for when I discuss how even Fox News is strongly pro-LGBTQ biased]. I will break down more of the 47-minute video soon. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera


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