â€œI do not believe that any man can ever be truly at peace in living out a homosexual orientation.â€ â€“ JosephÂ Nicolosi
Psychologist Joseph Nicolosi, a co-founder of NARTH,Â the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, has died at the age of 70.Â Nicolosi was an advocate and purveyor of so-called "reparative" or "conversion"Â therapy, a form of psychological torture most often inflicted on gay men, lesbians, and bisexual people that falsely purports to "change" them into heterosexuals. Some in the so-called "ex-gay" movement also believe transgender people can be changed. Advocates of ex-gay therapy, which also include anti-gay hate groups and some faith-based organizations, believe homosexuality is wrong and immoral, an illness, or otherwise against human nature.
â€œWe are deeply saddened and shocked to announce the death of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi yesterday in California from complications from the flu,â€Â Nicolosi'sÂ Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic announced, according to The Daily Beast.
â€œI do not believe that any man can ever be truly at peace in living out a homosexual orientation,â€Â Nicolosi said, according to Truth Wins Out, an organization created to fight the ex-gay movement.Â â€œI think the homosexual condition has certain limitations to it. I think that two men in a relationship have difficulty and two women would have difficulty where there is a certain compatibility between male and female.â€