Dr. Warren Throckmorton has come across video which again links Cohen with the Unification church. On October 7, 2012, Moon’s son and president of the Unification Church Hyung Jin Moon held a town hall meeting at the Unification Bay Area Family Church. Sun Myung Moon recently died, but in 2008, he appointed Hjung Jin to be the leader of the church. According to Moon:
Richard Cohen is a member in our movement who has worked on this tremendously, the whole issue. Even as you mentioned, you said that people are gay through no fault of their own. But of course this is debatable; that’s an assumption. Richard Cohen actually debates that assumption. He’s actually an expert on this issue and so maybe we can connect you to him, Richard Cohen. If you could, give your contact information to Dr. Grubb, we will try to connect you to Richard Cohen. I think in our movement he is probably the foremost expert on that whole issue, and hopefully he can contribute and helping us with programs in the future as well.
It is critical to note that he used the work “is” a member, so this is not in the past tense.
The implications of this are huge. It means that NARTH, PFOX, and JONAH are all adhering to Moonie therapy and that Cohen may be a secret Moonie masquerading as an Evangelical Christian. Cohen is the author of the “ex-gay” books Coming Out Straight and the Alfie’s Home, as well the founder of the International Healing Foundation. In 2003, Cohen was expelled for life from the American Counseling Association for multiple ethics violations. Prior to this, he was a trainer at NARTH’s 2000 convention in Washington, DC and the President of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX)