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FCDF Vigorously Defending Landmark JONAH Case

February 11, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Gay Politics, Religious Perspective, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

January 29, 2013

Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund news release: “This week FCDF is delivering to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) copies of dozens of studies and articles, and references to hundreds of others, that categorically prove that people can and do change their sexual orientations and desires. Indeed several of the articles and studies were written by homosexual researchers and activists who claim that sexual orientation is fluid and flexible. One of the organizations that promotes the idea that sexual orientation is fluid and flexible is the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Ironically, GLSEN is an SPLC ally in promoting the radical homosexual agenda in the schools. Thus, it is anticipated that SPLC’s ill-conceived, politically motivated, lawsuit will backfire badly, and that its false accusations will be exposed and defeated.”

“In a precedent setting case with high stakes for all religious believers, the extremist Southern Poverty Law Center is not only trying to put FCDF’s client, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), out of business, it is also trying to intimidate what it calls the entire “Ex-Gay Industry”. The SPLC contends that homosexuality is always fixed and immutable; therefore, they contend that no homosexual can ever alter his or her sexual orientation or desires. The SPLC further claims that any person or organization like JONAH, who is willing to try to assist people experiencing unwanted same-sex attractions, is a fraud and should be liable for large damage awards. The SPLC and its allies hope to use this argument to get the courts to further marginalize the rights of people of faith and the services and ministries they offer based on their beliefs.”