Tuesday, November 27, 2012
"Conversion therapy does not work"
Two men from orthodox Jewish families have filed suit against a gay conversion therapy center called JONAH, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, which was supposed to help gays "struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions." It's a consumer fraud lawsuit, alleging that it increased the risk of "depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior," while providing no benefits. The descriptions of the "therapy" involved are really quite horrific. When one of the young men quit, the counselor warned him that he would "lead a life of unhappiness in that unhealthy lifestyle," which is ironic considering how awful the therapy sounds.