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In December, a New Jersey court shut down a Jewish non-profit dedicated to helping people get rid of unwanted same-sex desires, ruling that it falsely promised to "cure" clients of homosexuality — but its co-founder isn't letting the decision get him down.
In an interview aired Friday, Arthur Goldberg, co-founder of Jews Offering New Alternatives to Healing (JONAH), spoke with Michael Voris to discuss the court ruling and his future plans.
Michael Voris asked Goldberg to clarify whether any of his clients were ever "promised" they would definitely be cured of homosexuality.
"Absolutely not," Goldberg answered. "In fact ... the plaintiffs had signed documents acknowledging that JONAH made no outcome guarantees."
"So in spite of the fact that there was written evidence of the fact that no promises were made," he explained, "they testified that they had been guaranteed ... but frankly it was a lie, outright lie."
Goldberg also clarified that the plaintiffs suing JONAH were not serious about working through their same-sex desires, as they never followed through on their counseling. At least one of the plaintiffs attended no more than four sessions, when Goldberg had made clear at the outset that the process could take anywhere from two to four years.
He also discussed the bias evidenced by the judge, who refused to allow key experts to testify on JONAH's behalf, including Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, co-founder of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), devoted to helping cure people from unwanted same-sex attraction.
"He basically said, 'No, they're disqualified because their belief system is as if they believe in the Flat Earth Society, and that's outdated and outmoded.'"
After Voris expressed surprise by the judge's statement, Goldberg affirmed, "He actually compared our experts to members of the Flat Earth Society."
Although the court ordered JONAH to cease functioning and liquidate all assets last December, Goldberg has started up a new organization, filing articles of incorporation December 29 for the Jewish Institute for Global Awareness (JIFGA). JIFGA is meant to be a coalition of Jews, Christians and Muslims who will promote universal ethics, a vehicle by which Goldberg will continue to promote truth based on the divine moral law.
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