Conversion Therapy Suit Sparks Hope for True Change
KEW GARDENS HILLS, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of men dissatisfied with an organization offering therapy that promised to rid them of their homosexual attractions have filed a lawsuit in New Jersey court alleging consumer fraud. The Community Guardians Group, a New-York based organization that seeks to engage the spirit of Torah values in dialogue with American society, released the following statement.
"The allegations stated in the complaint against JONAH, as reported by the press are disturbing to any G-d fearing person," said Dovid Z. Schwartz, Director of the CGG. "If these accusations are true, many vulnerable young people may have been grossly mistreated by the very people they sought to help them.
"Everyone has a unique set of challenges, but the Almighty Creator endowed every human being with the ability to rule over his or her desires. The impulse of sexual attraction may require a person to struggle for control just as much as the impulse for violence to others. These men and women who feel betrayed by therapy should never lose hope of realizing the true strength of their souls."
According to the tradition of Judaism, the Torah that G-d Almighty gave the Jewish people also contains a universal code of laws applicable to all mankind. Called the "Seven Laws of Noah," this code contains the foundations of human society, including a prohibition against acts of homosexuality, alongside murder, theft and cruelty to animals. The Community Guardians Group is a grassroots organization based in the New York City area that seeks to engage the spirit of the eternal values of the Torah in dialogue on matters that confront American society.
SOURCE Community Guardians Group