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Ex-gays challenge the American Library Association

October 10, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, Gay Politics

September 20, 2013

The following excerpts are from the article “Librarians confronted over ban on books” on the World Net Daily website: “Librarians across America are set to observe ‘Banned Books Week’ by highlighting titles that recently have faced censorship. But the librarians themselves this year are being accused of banning books. The claim comes from advocates for the community of ex-‘gays.’”

“‘Every week is ‘Banned Books Week’ for the ex-gay community,’ says Regina Griggs, executive director of Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gays. ‘Books about leaving homosexuality are routinely censored in high schools and community libraries across the United States, while gay-affirming books are readily available for any young person questioning their sexuality,’ she said.”

“PFOX this year is joining Voice of the Voiceless in urging the American Library Association to include ex-‘gay’ books as part of its ‘Banned Books Week,’ Sept. 22-28. The groups say ALA has refused to acknowledge the routine banning of ex-”gay” books even as members work to eliminate censorship of other books.” …