For those who didn’t get to see the CNN special last week, here is what can only be described as a minor temper tantrum from the longtime head of the National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuals (NARTH). Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, who has often described gay people as fundamentally narcissistic, appears to earn such a diagnosis for himself.
TUCHMAN (voice-over): Joseph Nicolosi often accuses the media of distorting his research. He was reluctant to speak with us.
(on camera): We were hoping we can talk to you when it’s over. NICOLOSI: Yes. OK. Well, I don’t think so.
TUCHMAN (voice-over): Eventually, he did agree to go on camera, but:
(on camera): You’re categorically saying that, if a father and son have a normal relationship, that child will not be gay?
TUCHMAN: That’s a pretty strong statement, right?
NICOLOSI: You want to debate? Do you want an answer or you want to debate?
NICOLOSI: I gave you an answer.
So, there are some stereotypes you talk about, how, you know, if a child’s effeminate, if he’s creative, he’s artistic, those are things to look out for. Is that fair to say?
NICOLOSI: Goodbye. You’re confusing effeminacy with artistic. I didn’t say artistic.
TUCHMAN: Hey, Doctor?
(voice-over): For the record, the word “artistic” is right here in the Love Won Out literature.