As a New Jersey court considers conversion therapy, many Orthodox Jews have moved on

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Mordechai Levovitz, right, co-executive director of Jewish Queer Youth, listens as Ryan Kendall of New York City testifies during a hearing of the New Jersey Senate health committee at the Statehouse in Trenton on March 18, 2013. The committee heard testimony on a bill that would ban counseling services designed to turn gay kids straight. Photo by John O'Boyle/The Star-Ledger

Mordechai Levovitz, right, co-executive director of Jewish Queer Youth, listens as Ryan Kendall of New York City testifies during a hearing of the New Jersey Senate health committee at the Statehouse in Trenton on March 18, 2013. The committee heard testimony on a bill that would ban counseling services designed to turn gay kids straight. Photo by John O'Boyle/The Star-Ledger

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(RNS) While a lawsuit against conversion therapy is being argued in New Jersey, many Orthodox Jewish rabbis have already begun to alter their views on homosexuality.

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  • CarrotCakeMan

    Why is this article even quoting Arthur Goldberg? We know he is a liar. There was enough evidence he is a con artist to bring this matter to trial.

    Let’s face it, while we can assume Arthur Goldberg is making a tidy profit running that con, the fact is this whole “ex-gay” routine is a known lie. Sexual orientation, whether gay, bisexual or non-gay, has been shown by science to be inborn and unchangeable, and psychologists have shown being gay or lesbian is just as healthy and “normal” as being non-gay. Anti-gays tell this LIE about “ex-gay” in a desperate attempt to deny LGBT Americans Equal Protection Under the Law.

    It’s this simple. Markus Bachmann, the wife of Michelle Bachmann, practices the same “prayawaythegay,” and, as anyone can see, it didn’t work on him.

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