Far from repudiating senior counselor Alan Downing after Truth Wins Out exposed his sexual misconduct with two young adult male clients, JONAH’s web site continues to affirm inappropriate physical contact and sexuality between ex-gay client and same-sex ex-gay counselor.
Ex-Gay Watch points out:
According to JONAH’s website, “Many who struggle with SSA experience touch deprivation, an issue often overlooked in therapy.” That’s why point number 10 of their FAQ endorses the practice that other ex-gay organizations have long shunned. At the Exodus and NARTH websites, damning references will disappear within hours of exposure on a gay-supportive blog. In the case of disgraced “sexual reorientation life coach” Richard Cohen, statements may even appear opposing the use of “touch therapy.” But JONAH is obviously not on the ball, and they clearly lack the self-awareness to recoup their image, even superficially.
JONAH can’t even prove “change is possible” in their own website content.
This is why Truth Wins Out demands that ex-gay scams such as JONAH be shut down. Their repeated acts of abuse and sexual misconduct are deliberate, not accidental. They cannot be reformed, because their very purpose is to sexually exploit and injure gay, lesbian, and transgender clients for profit — all under the disingenuous guise of protected religious belief.