The RCA has issued a statement about the whole EJF thing. You can see it yourself at this link:
I'm also pasting it below. First, though, I want to comment.
It's interesting that RCA made a statement. For those who follow the conversion world, or even this blog, you will know there has been a back and forth between the RCA and EJF. When EJF formed and stated they were necessary to ensure better conversions, they were making a slap in the face to the RCA. RCA defended themselves in the way of articles published in the Jewish Press. I see this little back and forth as a representation of the MO vs. Chareidi question.
When this is discussed by the Modern, it's, "oh those Chareidi just go so far and they are so legalistic." They use examples of the extremists, not your average yeshivish Joe Schmo, I think though, it should be Yossi Schmoberg or Schmostein because you know, that's more Jewish-hahaha.
When you talk to the Chareidi, or even Yeshivish folks who are not as extreme, they say it's so bad to be Modern Orthodox. I was on the subway with a friend and commenter-she can ID herself if she wants, and her husband and a chasidic man sitting next to her husband just told him, (because of the kippa he was wearing, no doubt) "Modern Orthodox is bad. You shouldn't be Modern." Now there are Modern Orthodox machmir folks like myself. I keep Shabbos and kosher but, I listen to secular music. I have Led Zeppelin on right now. I would expect to date men you don't wear black and white. By the same token, I would expect those men to keep Shabbos and Kosher. I would expect that they don't expect a Tefillin date out of me. I don't think it appropriate for a religious girl to go to a bar or club. However, I do watch and go to movies (rarely, because I find them overpriced.)
I've stated which side of the equation I've chosen. Although, I have many, many Yeshivish friends and I fit in just fine with Yeshivish types, it's not me.
RCA Issues Statement Regarding Recent Developments Surrounding The Eternal Jewish Family Organization
Dec 22, 2009 -- We are deeply appalled, saddened and pained by reports that have reached us concerning alleged inappropriate behavior on the part of the chairman of the rabbinic committee of the Eternal Jewish Family, Rabbi Leib Tropper. We need to wait for more complete information before we can react fully.
Nonetheless, at this time, we would make the following points clear:
1. What we have heard, if true, violates the fundamental elements of all that Judaism holds sacred.
2. We urge anyone who might have been victimized to seek appropriate counseling and we, at the Rabbinical Council of America, remain ready to refer anyone who needs such assistance to the appropriate professionals.
3. Anyone who may have any questions of Jewish Law regarding conversions should feel free to contact our Geirut administrator, Rabbi Michoel Zylberman, at 212-807-9000 ext. 3.
For further information please contact Rabbi Barry Freundel at 202-258-5172.