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Amazon has taken another step towards political censorship, banning all books by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, a psychologist associated by critics with the rise of “gay conversion therapy.” This follows its ban on a book by Islam critic Tommy Robinson earlier this year.
According to LGBT news site PinkNews, the online retailer took action against Nicolosi’s books after repeated complaints by U.K. citizen Rojo Alan.
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“Once I gathered everything I went back to Amazon and I threw all the information I had at them in several conversations,” Alan said. “Yet I was given the same ‘we will refer this to the relevant team.’”
Alan last contacted Amazon on June 26.
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As of yesterday (July 2), all of the books by Nicolosi had been removed.
“I’m currently in Starbucks, I’m so close to crying that all my efforts seem to have paid off,” Alan said.
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This is the latest in an increasing trend of digital book-burning by Amazon, the company founded and owned by anti-Trump billionaire Jeff Bezos.
In February, the company banned several far-right, white nationalist authors. In March, the company went further, banning Muhammed’s Koran, a book by Islam critics Tommy Robinson and Peter McLoughlin highlighting violent passages in the Islamic text.
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Ironically, the idea “gay conversion therapy” is often used by religious critics to allege that Christianity has a homophobic streak. But by banning Robinson’s book, the online retailer is protecting a religion linked to many modern-day acts of homophobia, like the execution of gays in ISIS-controlled territory and the Pulse Nightclub shooting.
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