SPLC Sues Ex-Gay Torture Outfit For Continuing To Operate After Court Order To Disband Due To Fraud

The New Jersey Advance reports:

A nonprofit organization that was found guilty of consumer fraud in New Jersey and ordered to disband for promoting gay-to-straight conversion therapy is operating under a new name and continues to make money from the discredited treatment, according to a new lawsuit. The SPLC filed an injunction in state Superior Court in Hudson County Wednesday to stop the Jewish Institute for Global Awareness from engaging in and promoting conversion therapy in violation of a 2015 settlement agreement.

The Southern Poverty Law Center contends the Jewish Institute for Global Awareness is just a new name for JONAH, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing in Jersey City, which a jury found four years ago had “engaged in unconscionable commercial practices. Arthur Goldberg, a JONAH founder who answered the telephone at Jewish Institute for Global Awareness, said he had not seen the lawsuit and referred questions to his attorney.

The 2015 settlement included a $3.5 million fine.

RELATED: Last year a “therapist” linked to JONAH was exposed as trolling for gay sex under the username HotNHairy72.