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‘Family’ Group Defends Ex-Gay Therapy To ‘Bring Homosexuals Out Of Bondage’

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The Family Research Council remains bitter that the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies it as a hate group. In yesterday’s “Washington Update,” FRC derided SPLC’s lawsuit against Jewish ex-gay group JONAH, defending the harmful therapy for bringing homosexuals “out of bondage” while trying to claim that the legal group is somehow manipulating the gay community for profit:

With its credibility drying up, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is determined to cement its status as the homosexual movement’s greatest ally. Desperate to regain its status in the civil rights debate, the group is following the money to the gay community, where it hopes the partnership will help SPLC regain some of the legitimacy it lost bullying mainstream conservatives. Their latest attempt to claw their way back into the spotlight is a lawsuit aimed at destroying the ex-gay movement. This week, SPLC announced that it is suing a Jewish organization called JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives of Healing) for consumer fraud. They allege that the therapy, which is designed to bring homosexuals out of bondage and into healthy behavior, failed. That’s as ridiculous as suing Weight Watchers because they promised you’d lose weight and you didn’t! The only people guilty of fraud are the ones who claim people with same-sex attractions can’t change. [...]

The bottom line is that SPLC doesn’t seem interested in helping people. Their actions and bank accounts show that the organization is more interested in profiting from them. If the Left truly had homosexuals’ best interest in mind, they would recognize that for many, these attractions are unwanted. For those who struggle, hope is not in limiting avenues for change–but encouraging them.

FRC prefers NARTH’s credibility on ex-gay therapy over the American Psychological Association and all other mainstream medical organizations. It is precisely because of descriptions of homosexuality as “bondage,” a “struggle,” and the antithesis of “healthy behavior” that SPLC categorizes FRC as a hate group. This lawsuit has incredible potential to save many people from shame and harm, while FRC would rather encourage family rejection and the many health consequences that come with it. Only in Tony Perkins’ mind has SPLC lost any credibility, but repeating such a lie doesn’t make it any truer.

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