A Utah student is joining three other gay men to file a lawsuit against a group performing so-called “conversion therapy.” Utah’s first openly gay senator, Scott McCoy, will represent the students.
Michael Ferguson, Benjamin Unger, Chaim Levin and Sheldon Bruck all underwent therapies at a New Jersey center called Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, more popularly known as JONAH. The Southern Poverty Law Center is sponsoring the lawsuit and filling it under New Jersey’s Fraud Act, which helps protect against false and misleading business practices. The price for so-called “conversion therapy” can be more than $10,000 annually
Shortly after a bill that would authorize the execution of gays and lesbians in Uganda cleared a committee vote, some religious leaders praised the move.
leaders praised the move.
American evangelical Scott Lively, who frequently visits Uganda, encouraged the criminalization of homosexuality. His role in writing the “kill the gays” bill resulted in him being sued by The Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of gay rights group, Sexual Minorities Uganda.
“This is a huge blessing for Uganda and for me personally after having been vilified globally (and falsely) for two years by the leftist media as the accused mastermind of the death penalty provision,” Lively wrote on his blog.
A leader of an anti-gay Christian group in the Kansas City, Mo., area is suspected of orchestrating the murder of his wife, whose death was first thought to be a suicide, the Kansas City Star reports.
The group, which is connected to the International House of Prayer, is virulently anti-gay. And its leader, Tyler Deaton, was against homosexuality because he was gay, the Star reports.