EUROPE’S biggest department store has caused uproar with three controversial books about how to cure homosexuality.
The books – entitled ‘I want to stop being gay’, ‘How to prevent homosexuality’ and ‘Gender confusion’ in childhood – have been met with outrage and disgust since going on sale at Spain’s El Corte Ingles.
All three are written by American psychologist and author Joseph Nicolosi, founder and ex-president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality.
Twitter users compared the books – which are also available on Amazon – to ‘medieval heresy’ and ‘the Spanish Inquisition’.
“Spain has come a long way in terms of legal rights for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals, but on a social scale there’s still plenty to do,” said Uge Sangil, education coordinator for Spain’s LGBT state federation.
“It’s not just the parents and the children who have to learn about sexual diversity and tolerance, the country’s education system and the people behind it need to promote these values.”