Main | Monday, July 19, 2010

Today In Creepy "Ex-Gay Therapy"

Today Wayne Besen's Truth Wins Out has posted an expose of the "ex-gay" group JONAH, which has young men get naked and fondle themselves to "get in touch with their masculinity." They do this in the presence of their much older creepy "therapist," of course.
The clients, Ben Unger and Chaim Levin, alleged that during individual therapy sessions, Downing made them undress in front of a mirror and touch their bodies while the significantly older therapist watched. Unger and Levin call the sessions a “psychological striptease” and believe they were harmed by what they consider unprofessional behavior and sexual misconduct. Downing, who admits he is still attracted to men, is a major player in the “ex-gay” industry and a practitioner of so-called “reparative therapy”. He is the lead therapist for Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH) and is listed on the People Can Change website as a “Senior Trainer” for Journey into Manhood, which is a controversial “ex-gay” backwoods retreat designed to supposedly make gay men more masculine.

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