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American Library Association silent as libraries ban books about ex-gays

Fox News reports that libraries are banning books about ex-gays. (H/T Andrew, 4Simpsons)

Excerpt:

Visit most public school libraries and you’ll find an array of books that address the subject of homosexuality. Many include sexually explicit content, and some even include graphic images.

But if you’re looking for a book that refers to the possibility that homosexuality can be “reversed,” a Chicago-based group says your best bet is the banned books list.

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) says there’s an entire community of people across the world who say that their sexual orientation changed from gay to straight. But they’re not getting their message out, the group says, because libraries across the country refuse to carry literature that describes these experiences or any studies that support them.

So a book like “My Genes Made Me Do It!: A Scientific Look at Sexual Orientation” — which argues that sexuality is shaped by a variety of factors, not just biological — can’t get a spot on the school library shelf.

Neither can “You Don’t Have to Be Gay,” which describes author Jeff Konrad’s struggle to overcome his unwanted same-sex attractions.

The American Library Association refused to do anything about the book banning. This is actually predictable behavior for them – they are a left-wing advocacy group. Diversity of thought is not a real strong area for those on the secular left. They just don’t want to hear anyone who disagrees with them. And that’s exactly what you see on the university campus, with all the speech codes.

To learn more about reparative therapy for homosexuality, check out the web site of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality.

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4 Responses

  1. Dan Kleinman says:

    Good post. I linked to it in my work on this topic. Click my name to see what I said. Especially see the list of resources at the bottom, now including yours.

    • I was JUST ON YOUR SITE yesterday as preparation for this story. I am really disgusted with the stances that the ALA takes on behalf of librarians. Is membership in the ALA compulsory for librarians, like it is for teacher unions? I actually wanted to be a teacher but I refuse to join a union given how far on the left they are.

      • Dan Kleinman says:

        No, it’s not compulsory. I was a member for a year and only dropped because I cannot afford it anymore.

        And thanks for visiting my site! Consider subscribing to my blog.

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