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Convicted Wall Street Felon To Speak At Peter LaBarbera’s “Truth Academy”

Jim Burroway

August 4th, 2010

Peter LaBarbera’s so-called “Truth Academy,” which kicks off tomorrow, has an interesting lineup of characters. Among the invited speakers is Arthur Goldberg, of JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Healing — and what is an alternative to healing exactly? An alternative to something is something other than that something and not including that something, isn’t it? Okay, I digress).

In 1989 Goldberg was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Government. The conspiracy, in which he engineered a phony bond and investment scheme, netted him nearly $11 million in illegal fees. U.S. Attorney William O’Connor told the court at his sentencing that Goldberg’s crime was “a fraud of spectacular scope.”

More recently, one of JONAH’s  so-called “life coaches” was accused by two former clients of inappropriate sexual misconduct. Alan Downing, described as a lead therapist for JONAH and who is himself a so-called “former homosexual” who admits he is still attracted to men, essentially instructed his clients through a sort of strip tease as part of their so-called “therapy.” Alternatives to healing indeed.

Speaking of frauds of spectacular scope, another speaker at LaBarbera’s little confab is Cliff Kincaid, of “Accuracy in Media.” Kincaid has vigorously defended Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill which would impose the death penalty on LGBT people under certain circumstances, and would criminalize any one else knowing or providing services to gay people.

Other speakers include Robert Knight, Coral Ridge Ministries; Ryan Sorba, Young Conservatives of California; Prof. Rena Lindevaldsen, Liberty University Law School; Matt Barber, Liberty Counsel; Laurie Higgins, Illinois Family Institute; and Greg Quinlan, Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gays.

Timothy Kincaid has a great rundown of the other speakers here.



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The only thing better than paying to see a strip-tease is being paid to see a strip-tease. And it’s all the more exciting when the stripper is reluctant but will still do exactly what you command.

These therapists are pretty clever.

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inappropriate sexual misconduct? Is there appropriate sexual misconduct?

Timothy Kincaid
August 4th, 2010 | LINK

Whenever I see those names together I subconsciously start whistling circus music.

L. Junius Brutus
August 4th, 2010 | LINK

Well, these are the same people who associate themselves with felon Chuck Colson, the man who proposed to firebomb the Brookings Institute – an act too villainous for even the crooks in the Nixon administration. So should one be surprised?

August 4th, 2010 | LINK

I think JONAH actually stands for Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality

Jim Burroway
August 4th, 2010 | LINK

It did, but they changed their name.

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