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Like so many loving therapists, I once believed reparative therapy could help. That was 15 years ago. Today, I received an email from the founder of JONAH seeking money for old time’s sake. To appeal his legal conviction for fraud. He doesn’t promise he’d return the money if he won’t appeal.
This man was first convicted in the ’80s for scamming poor people.
After his early release from jail, he found new, gullible targets: religious Gays and their families. After doing much harm, again, he was convicted. In my (and others’) analysis, at best, it was all brainwashing. Very harmful.
The verdict specified he had to stop all such activity. The plaintiffs were awarded $3.5M for legal fees, but agreed to not claim as long as the accused wouldn’t resume this practice within 5 years. Of course, they did though, under a different name and outside the USA. (In the email, the founder now practically admits he did the same under the new name.)
How could they kill the goose that laid the golden eggs? They charged for a weekend retreat (in today’s money) thousands of dollars.
A new court case ensued, and for violating the former conditions, the founder was ordered to pay the $3.5M, leaving him financially unfit, most likely for the rest of his life. (Compare David Irving’s conviction.)
And now, he has nothing to lose any more to again promote curing Gays and seek money for that. As before, “to enable an appeal.”
Since some people never learn, who knows how much he’ll get? Trump is still collecting money supposedly to appeal his lost election (but not).
I wrote before that these homo-healers will keep modifying their fake theories and goals to bypass new legal convictions, regulations, laws, and ethical professional standards. But this time, the request for money is old hat. It’s the old bunch of lies and innuendos employed all along. Which?
In the email, he refers to outliers once supporting him. He portrays himself as the victim—of political correctness. (A supposed fate he shares with Nazis and other racists.) Allegedly, not particularly known as religious or observant, he (selectively) quotes Scripture and rabbis to fool us again.
Beware. There must be billions of people worthier of your excess money.