The ex-gay movement’s trying to make moves into public libraries.
Right-wing non-profit PFOX, Parents and Friends of ExGays and Gays, recently urged members to sent local libraries some suggested reading, like Arthur Goldberg’s Light in the Closet: Torah, Homosexuality, and the Power to Change, and A Parentâ€™s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality, by Joseph and Linda Nicolosi. Both titles, we’re sure, are page-turners.
PFOX supporters are also further encouraged to tell libraries they have no reason to “censor” such materials. Except, we hope, a conscience.
Not one to be left out of an anti-gay throw-down, Americans For Truth’s Peter LaBarbera passed word along to his own brethren, telling them to join the fight and help form the world’s most self-righteous book club!
From Edge Boston:
LaBarberaâ€™s posting announced that his organization and P-FOX would work together with what LaBarbera termed “other pro-family groups and ministries” in order, LaBarbera wrote, “to attain–at the very minimum–balance in the selections that libraries carry on the homosexual issue.”
Added LaBarbera, “There is no logical or common sense reason why taxpayer-funded public libraries should make available every latest â€™gayâ€™-affirming book–including those designed to open up young minds to the false and dangerous notion that homosexuality is normal–while NOT carrying faith-based and ex-â€™gayâ€™ books that oppose a pro-homosexual ideology.”
Libraries, however, should be sure to check out the content of suggested tomes. The American Psychiatric Association has said before that reparative therapies are known to cause great anguish for the subjects. And we wouldn’t want taxpayer-funded libraries supplying such materials, now would we?
Perhaps LaBarbera and his PFOX pals would be better off starting some schlocky mobile library. That way they can drive into gay neighborhoods and trick the boys into taking out a book or two. But they’ll have to trick them, so rather than calling a book The Battle For Normality, it can be The Battle For Norman. As in Norman’s soul…