Wednesday, January 8, 2003

Advocates for same-sex unions do disservice to gay people

The Conservative Jews who are reopening discussion about the ban on same-sex unions and ordaining homosexuals are doomed to failure unless they educate themselves about the true nature of homosexuality.

Homosexuality is a same-sex attraction disorder (SSAD) which can be compared to obesity and alcoholism when considering the underlying causes and treatment.

Same-sex attractions are not inborn, not benign (the average gay man dies decades earlier than the average heterosexual man), and not unchangeable.

Homosexuals are us, and we are them. They are not born a different kind of person.

Gay activism has done a disservice to individuals, families and society because it promulgates untrue myths about homosexuality being inborn and unchangeable nothing could be further from the truth.

JONAH, Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality, was formed to educate the Jewish community about the prevention, intervention, and treatment of the issues involved in homosexuality.

JONAH works closely with all the Christian and secular groups whose mission is to bring hope and information to the many individuals and families dealing with this issue. Please visit our web site at to review the many services we provide or call our message center at 201-433-3444.

Elaine Silodor Berk

Co-Director of JONAH

36 Elliot Rd.

Harrington Park, NJ 07640

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX)

Box 561

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060


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