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Help for homosexuals banned

Charlie Butts   (OneNewsNow.com) Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The American Library Association's Banned Books Week has just wrapped up. During that week, the Association bemoans the fact that certain books are not accepted in libraries.

But Regina Griggs of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (P-FOX), an organization that ministers to former homosexuals, tells OneNewsNow that the American Library Association is guilty itself of banning books.

"Some of the books that we have submitted regarding the ex-gay community and that change is possible have been banned everywhere," she says.

"We have been unsuccessful in getting out books that present the side of homosexuality that change is possible, that ex-gays do exist and there is help for overcoming unwanted same-sex attractions."

books on a shelfP-FOX has actually sent some of the books to public and school libraries and, according to Griggs, those books have been rejected.

"Every year we write to them," Griggs explains. "We say, 'Ex-gay books are being banned. Here is a list. These are the counties we've tried to submit books. Would you please bring this to their attention, and we would like an answer as to why our books are being banned.'"

So far P-FOX has never received any response. Yet many of the libraries do stock books that promote homosexuality and even condemn organizations such as P-FOX. In a response to a Freedom of Information Act inquiry, the books were described as "self-loathing, conveying psychological damage, and intolerant."

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