• The JONAH Center Stands Naked Before the Law

    Thank goodness, someone is suing the Jewish center JONAH for making false claims to be able to “reverse” homosexuality.

    Here is JONAH’s mission statement:

    JONAH, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, is a non-profit international organization dedicated to educating the world-wide Jewish community about the social, cultural and emotional factors which lead to same-sex attractions. JONAH works directly with those struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions (SSA) and with families whose loved ones are involved in homosexuality.

    Our Rabbinical sages explain that because mankind has been endowed by our Creator with a free will, everyone has the capacity to change. Furthermore, the Rabbis emphasize that parents, teachers and counselors have a special responsibility to educate, nurture, and provide an opportunity for those struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions to journey out of homosexuality.

    Through psychological and spiritual counseling, peer support, and self-empowerment, JONAH seeks to reunify families, to heal the wounds surrounding homosexuality, and to provide hope.

    The story is pretty conventional: former clients find the center uses misleading pretenses. The “treatment,” however, includes this gem:

    JONAH therapy options cost a minimum of $100 for weekly individual counseling and $60 for group sessions, it said, and some clients said their instructions included undressing in front of a mirror or group sessions of standing naked in a circle. (Emphasis added)

    I imagine y’all will have much better commentary than I can muster on this, but let me say first that I bet Christian centers charge way more money and second … standing naked in a group session.

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    Article by: Larry Tanner