Public hearing on bill to ban needed counseling for youth on “sexual orientation” issues.

Jul 24, 2015 by

From MassResistance: Rejected by 20 state legislatures, the big target is now Massachusetts. The fight to protect children from radical activists continues in Massachusetts. For the second time, the well-funded national LGBT movement is attempting to pass a bill that would ban professional counseling that would help youth deal with sexual-orientation or sexual identity problems. (And it’s being in states pushed across the US.) On Tuesday, July 28, there will be a public hearing at the...

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Free speech: what banning ‘gay conversion therapy’ will really stop

Jul 15, 2015 by

Christopher Rosik, MercatorNet: Not every man or woman who finds himself or herself sexually attracted to someone of the same sex is happy with that attraction. Parents of adolescents who show such tendencies may consider it best for the happiness of their child to seek counseling or other professional help for them. And such help is available. However, the assumption that homosexual attraction, and, in some cases at least, more established orientation, can change, runs into a wall of...

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Gay Whale Swallows JONAH

Jul 6, 2015 by

By Janet Tassel, The American Thinker: This year, June, not April, was the cruelest month.  Traditionalists and right-thinkers were overwhelmed by the unfathomable Supreme Court rulings, the vulgar rainbow-hued White House, and the culture — or what remains of it. A lesser-known casualty of the June wars was a tiny New Jersey non-profit called JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), dedicated to educating the Jewish community and beyond about the social, cultural, and...

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SPLC Has Won the Battle But Not the War with Guilty Verdict in JONAH Trial

Jun 30, 2015 by

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Jurors for the David vs. Goliath trial between Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH) and the Southern Poverty Law Center deliberated for three hours today and found JONAH and its leaders guilty on several counts of consumer fraud for therapy efforts to help those with unwanted same-sex attractions. Licensed professional counselor Christopher Doyle, a leader in the #TherapyEquality movement of Equality And Justice For All (www.equalityandjusticeforall.org) and a...

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Quick Verdict In The Case Against Ex-Gay Therapy

Jun 25, 2015 by

By Zack Ford, Think Progress: After three weeks of trial, a New Jersey jury reached a quick verdict in the case against JONAH, a Jewish ex-gay organization sued under the state’s consumer fraud laws. The jury unanimouslyfound against JONAH on all counts, meaning it will have to pay upwards of $25,000 in damages to the clients and their families for undergoing ex-gay therapy. The verdict is a big loss for the ex-gay therapy movement. Though JONAH was not permitted to present “expert” testimony...

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SPLC’s case against reparative therapy comes under fire under cross-examination

Jun 23, 2015 by

By Dustin Siggins, LifeSite: Not everyone who went through reparative therapy suffered, contrary to a lawsuit filed in a New Jersey court by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). SPLC, which regularly brands groups that support marriage “hate groups,” used the Consumer Fraud Act to bring a case against Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH) in 2012. According to a SPLC spokesperson cited on its website, “this case is about exposing the lie that LGBT people are...

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