Truth Wins Out wants to thank the more than 3,000 people who signed our petition thanking the Jewish Press for publishing a groundbreaking op-ed by by Chaim Levin, who explained in the newspaper that he had been harmed by an “ex-gay” therapy program that had been recommended to him by the Orthodox Jewish Community.
The reaction to the op-ed by anti-gay activists was ferocious. According to the newspaper: “Following the publication of this op-ed, a number of Jewish Press advertisers were approached and threatened. They were told to stop advertising with the Jewish Press.”
Instead of backing down, the Jewish Press wrote a brave editorial defending Levin’s op-ed and boldly claimed that, “The Jewish Press won’t be silenced.”
Today we closed the petition after achieving our mission of showing our respect and support. TWO is grateful for those who took the initiative to sign our petition and stand up for equality. Our work would not be effective if it were not for our dedicated friends who work with us to create meaningful and lasting change.