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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:55 PM

SPLC files groundbreaking lawsuit accusing (GAY) conversion therapy organization of fraud

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Source: Southern Poverty Law Center

11/27/2012
SPLC files groundbreaking lawsuit accusing conversion therapy organization of fraud

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit today accusing a New Jersey organization of consumer fraud for offering conversion therapy services – a dangerous and discredited practice that claims to convert people from gay to straight.

The lawsuit, filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, charges that Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), its founder, Arthur Goldberg, and counselor Alan Downing violated New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act by providing conversion therapy claiming to cure clients of being gay.

It is the first time a conversion therapy provider has been sued for fraudulent business practices. The lawsuit describes how the plaintiffs – four young men and two of their parents – were lured into JONAH’s services through deceptive practices.

“JONAH profits off of shameful and dangerous attempts to fix something that isn’t broken,” said Christine P. Sun, deputy legal director for the SPLC. “Despite the consensus of mainstream professional organizations that conversion therapy doesn’t work, this racket continues to scam vulnerable gay men and lesbians out of thousands of dollars and inflicts significant harm on them.”

Read more: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/splc-files-groundbreaking-lawsuit-accusing-conversion-therapy-organization-of-frau

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:02 PM

1. K&R !!! Excellent !!!

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:07 PM

2. HOOOOORY!! Finally a group with weight fights back...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:14 PM

3. Great to see this.

Not only is "conversion therapy" a form of hate speech, it may, actually be a kind of cult.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:26 PM

4. K&R It's about time!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:30 PM

5. Real Brains !!!!!!

 

I find it really amazing that these kind of humanoids even exist. I think they need a big dose of Tolerance Therapy.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:46 PM

6. Locking, sorry. LBN Dupe. Please continue discussion on LBN link below


Previous LBN thread here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014318780

Thanks

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