Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans
For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), last week blamed the rise of
“gayria law” for shutting down a New Jersey nonprofit that
offered to turn gays to heterosexuals.
Last month, a judge agreed with four
plaintiffs who accused Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing
(JONAH) of peddling therapies that violate the New Jersey Consumer
Fraud Act and ordered its closure. However, the group has already
announced the formation of a new organization with a similar focus.
group JONAH solicits donations to pay legal fees.)
LaBarbera lamented the closure during
an appearance on Janet Mefferd's radio program.
“What the media does is they say, 'Oh
this reparative therapy harms people,'” LaBarbera
said. “But they don't focus on the people who are helped. It
would be like finding somebody who is in a drug rehab program and it
failed and he said, 'See these drug rehab programs are fraudulent.'”
“This effort to squelch dissent is
just extraordinary,” he continued, “and I think it is really
unique to the homosexual movement … I'm calling it gayria law. We
talk about Sharia law, but I think the bigger danger right now in
America is gayria law. It's this all-encompassing drive, this
totalitarian drive to enforce gay power everywhere, and it's