Today, I’m going to make a rare and radical request. I’m going to ask you directly for a tax-deductible donation to Truth Wins Out based on the unique idea of rewarding RESULTS.
This week, Truth Wins Out forced the “ex-gay” therapy group Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH) to change its name to Jews Offering New Alternatives to Healing. They did so after Truth Wins Out’s investigative work uncovered two devastating scandals.
The first scandal revealed that the co-founder of JONAH, Arthur Abba Goldberg, was a convicted felon who stole millions of dollars on Wall Street. The second expose revealed that JONAH’s senior “life coach”, Alan Downing, was allegedly making clients undress and touch themselves.
Investigating and exposing the “ex-gay” industry takes money. We can only continue to undermine these groups with your kindness and generosity.
I understand that there are many groups that you may want to support. Some of these groups engage in direct action. Others deal with the dissemination of information. But, Truth Wins Out is a unique organization and deserves your support because we uncover original information – and then we know how to turn it into action. Few other groups have the capacity to monitor anti-gay organizations and then make them pay dearly when damning data is found.
Can you think of another LGBT organization that has so damaged an anti-gay group that they were forced to rebrand and change their name and logo?
I didn’t think so.
I’m not asking you to fund pie-in-the sky promises, a fancy mission statement, or a slick brochure to tell you what we plan to do. I’m asking you to invest in an organization that has had a tremendously successful year in activism. Aside from the JONAH scandal, here are a few more of our accomplishments in the first half of 2010:
1) Truth Wins Out created the American Prayer Hour (APH) and worked with key organizations to organize a successful event. The APH shined a harsh spotlight on Uganda’s infamous “Kill the Gays” bill. It showed how American evangelicals who host the National Prayer Breakfast were directly tied to this deadly legislation. The result was massive media coverage, as well as President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton speaking out against this bill.
2) Truth Wins Out has infiltrated several major religious right events or gatherings and provided “special reports.” These include: Pastor Lou Engle’s revival in St. Louis, The Awakening conference in Lynchburg, The May Day rally in Washington, DC, and radio host Linda Harvey’s presentation in Michigan.
3) Wherever “ex-gay” organizations or activists are having major appearances or conferences, Truth Wins Out is there, on the ground, to meet their lies with facts. In 2010, Truth Wins Out has worked with local advocates to counter “ex-gay” lies across the country.
4) Each day, Truth Wins Out’s expert researchers monitor and study anti-gay organizations and the ex-gay industry. In the past year, our website traffic is up 150%, making us a major resource for information.
In a world full of broken promises and disappointing politicians – Truth Wins Out stands out because it has delivered. We are having an impact, making a difference and providing tangible results in front of your eyes.
Please help us make the second half of 2010 as productive and successful as the first half. If you can donate $25, please do so today. If you would like to offer a substantial investment in our future, $250 or $1,000, or more, please do so.
Without your help, the “ex-gay” industry will continue its dishonest and destructive ways and not be held accountable. With your assistance, we will keep exposing these charlatans and hypocrites for the scam artists that they truly are.
At Truth Wins Out, we do exactly what we say we are going to do. We believe that results matter and should be rewarded.
Please support our vital work at Truth Wins Out today.
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