Jim C. Perry self-proclaimed Orthodox Jew, who gave JTA intern Beth Young an interview as the Chairman and Executive Director of Jews for Ron Paul proclaiming himself to be a "kipah-wearing, fringes-hanging Orthodox Jew."
As it turned out however, Jim C. Perry is a Gay Unitarian and apparently a Pagan Minister. He was the GLBT Outreach Director for the George Phillies campaign. He is most certainly not an Orthodox Jew, something he falsely pretended to be. The JTA has yet to correct their intern's story, but it's about time for them to get on it.
Jim C. Perry also had some issues with his former Libertarian party complaining that he pocketed campaign contributions and skipped out owing people money. He was accused of deceptive behavior when he attempted to run as a Democrat and wound up skipping out on the election.
Despite these cosmetic changes at the Jews for Ron Paul site however, the web site itself continues to be registered to Jim C. Perry. As Yaakov Perry, he continues to moderate the Jews for Ron Paul Yahoo Group and go through the charade of being an Orthodox Jew.
According to the Bylaws of Jews for Ron Paul; Article 4, Section 2: Executive Director
The Executive Director shall have full and exclusive authority to manage the affairs of the organization, but may delegate specified limited authority to others. For statutory and regulatory purposes, the Executive Director shall be the only officer of the corporation, unless further officers are required by lawSo it would appear that Jews for Ron Paul was designed to function under the control of Jim C. Perry. It's not clear that this control has been ceded yet or that J4RP has disassociated itself from him. Since J4RP was itself Perry's creation to allow him to function as a liaison for Ron Paul to the Jewish community as he has functioned to the LGBT community in the past, it may be a question of whether the Ron Paul campaign via the J4RP Lew Rockwell board of advisors is willing to push him out or continue using a discredited figure in a hopeless attempt to redirect the very real and serious questions about Ron Paul's ties to the far right.