Ex-gay group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) has launched a campaign asking public libraries to stock ex-gay books. Ex-gay books aim to prove that homosexuality can be “cured.”

Literature provided by the group instructs members on book titles to be requested, organizations to contact and provides a sample request.

Books being recommended include: Light in the Closet: Torah, Homosexuality, and the Power to Change by Arthur Goldberg, A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality by Joseph and Linda Nicolosi and Homosexual No More by William Consiglio, as well as others.

“Fellow parents and friends, this is our time to stand together in order to assist other families,” a PFOX statement reads. “You can help by searching your local and school libraries for ex-gay books and resource materials. Most public libraries have online catalogs on their website where you can search for books. If you determine helpful information is missing, write the school, libraries, school boards, and politicians to alert them to this systematic censorship. Gently point out that censorship should not be the job the library, and then insist that hey include ex-gay books such as those listed below.”

“There is no logical or common sense reason why taxpayer-funded public libraries should make available every latest 'gay'-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-'gay' books that oppose pro-homosexual ideology,” said Americans for Truth about Homosexuality President Peter LaBarbera in a blog post on the group's website.

“The only way such titles should be in libraries is in the fiction section,” said Wayne Besen, president of the pro-gay group Truth Wins Out. “These are essentially fake medical books without scientific backing.”

Besen also pointed out that such books have been rejected by all medical and mental health organizations.