The IRS notified the public on its website that it has revoked the 501(c)(3) status of The National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality for failure to file their annual return reports for the last three years.
NARTH is an organization that believes homosexuality is a choice and “offers hope to those who struggle with unwanted homosexuality.” They are one of the main opponents of California’s ban on reparative therapies.
California Governor Jerry Brown said he supports banning any sort of ridiculous medicine.
“This bill bans non-scientific ‘therapies’ that have driven young people to depression and suicide,” Brown said. “These practices have no basis in science or medicine and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery.”
SFGN called NARTH to see if the organization plans to re-file for the tax-exempt status. An unidentified person who answered the phone said they did plan to re-file and told SFGN someone would contact us soon.