A petition has been launched after the popular marketplace site Amazon pulled a number of books on leaving homosexuality — some that could be considered “conversion therapy” books and others that were simply writings from those who were delivered from homosexuality by the power of Jesus Christ.
Among the books that no longer come up in a search on the site or are listed as being “not currently available for purchase” are “Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction” by Anne Paulk; “Desires in Conflict: Hope for Men Who Struggle with Sexual Identity” by Joe Dallas; “Orientation and Choice: One Man’s Sexual Journey” by David A Robinson; and “Growth into Manhood: Resuming the Journey” by Alan Medinger.
A description of the Paulk book obtained from another site states in part, “Does becoming a Christian eliminate all desire for members of the same sex? What support is available for women who struggle with lesbianism? Can a woman be a lesbian and a Christian at the same time? How does childhood sexual abuse relate to the development of lesbianism?”
“The desire to love God vs. the desire to be loved in a way God prohibits,” the description for Dallas’ book reads. “You won’t find any quick fixes in this book. What you will find is effective help for restoring sexual wholeness and moving ahead in your Christian life.”
According to reports, a man named Rojo Alan from the U.K. wrote to Amazon repeatedly to urge them to remove books by Joseph Nicolosi, a Catholic psychologist who died in 2017. Nicolosi’s books include “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality”; “Healing Homosexuality: Case Stories of Reparative Therapy” and “Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality: A New Clinical Approach.”
“These were books that were lying to parents on how they could cure their children from being gay or trans. It’s lying because it’s actually just a form of abuse,” Alan told the Gay Star News. “The books went into ways in which you can mentally and physically abuse your child.”
It is not clear whether Alan’s communication influenced Amazon to remove the other books, but an organization called Voice for the Voiceless is now speaking about against the deletion of even personal testimonies and religious content, calling it “tantamount to religious discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation.”
“We exist. Do not erase our community,” Daren Mehl, president of Voice of the Voiceless, said in a statement provided to Christian News Network. “Jesus is alive and does wonderful works in our lives. Desires change. Sexual orientation changes. It is not immutable.”
As of press time, the petition had generated over 9,900 signatures.
Author Joe Dallas told The Christian Post that he believes the removals are a precursor of what is to come.
“Amazon’s decision is no surprise since today’s culture is caving to the goals of the LGBTQ political movement, which have always included the silencing [of] any disapproval of homosexuality,” he said.
“It would be awfully naive to think it will stop here,” Dallas continued. “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 the pastors of America what they can or cannot say on this subject, and the culture will approve.”
As previously reported, while a common theme among homosexual advocates is that they were “born this way,” the Bible teaches that all men are in the same predicament: all are born with the Adamic sin nature, having various inherent inclinations that are contrary to the law of God and being utterly incapable of changing by themselves.
It is why Jesus outlined in John 3:5-7 that men must be regenerated by the second birth, or they cannot see the kingdom of Heaven.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’
Nicodemus saith unto him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb and be born?’
Jesus answered, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ‘Ye must be born again.’”
The gospel’s message, as stated in Matthew 1:21 and numerous other verses, is that “He (Jesus) shall save His people from their sins.” The Bible also explains in regard to the work of regeneration, “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.”
In Mark 1:15, Jesus declared, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent ye, and believe the gospel.”