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This article provides a historical overview of Joseph Nicolosi's first book, Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality, and shows how the book influenced the Christian Right's anti-queer politics. The article explains how a Catholic clinical psychologist like Nicolosi became influential in the evangelical dominated Christian Right.

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Joseph Nicolosi's book shaped modern conversion therapy practices more than any other work.

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This page is a summary of: A war against the natural order: Joseph Nicolosi, Reparative Therapy, and the Christian Right., History of Psychology, September 2023, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/hop0000159.
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