Thank the Jewish Press for standing up to anti-gay bullies
  • Petitioned Naomi Mauer

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Naomi Mauer
Chumi Friedman

Thank the Jewish Press for standing up to anti-gay bullies

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      Truth Wins Out

The Jewish Press published a groundbreaking op-ed by last week 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."

Please thank the Jewish Press for standing up to homophobic bullies who want to intimidate the newspaper into omitting any positive portrayal of gay Orthodox Jews. They have stood firm and I hope the LGBT community will express its gratitude.

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    • K L LINCOLN, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am not gay, but I am not homophobic. I respect what the Jewish Press did. I hold them in high regards for these brave actions.

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    • Mark Evans MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Refreshing to see a religious institution standing up to homophobia for a change instead of perpetrating it...great stuff, don't let the haters win!

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    • Danielle Perata SAN JOSE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because these frauds who claim to "cure" homosexuality through religious or pseudo-scientific means need to be exposed for the horrific psychological damage inflicted on those in their programs. They are bullies like any other, and it takes courage to stand up to them. I thank the Jewish Press for standing up for the truth, even in the face of threats and potential loss of sales.

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    • Michael Spindell BOYNTON BEACH, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      I sign this with pride that you truly stand for our common Jewish Values as articulated by Hillel the Elder.

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    • Agnes Mina POINTE-CLAIRE, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Thank you for standing up for us. Here we are standing up for you :)

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