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The Department of Conversation chats with AVB

By |2018-12-08T21:37:04+00:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Audio, Video|

Award winning presenter Pat Brittenden's online program, the Department of Conversation has a unique philosophy. We chat until we are finished...we are not hampered by adverts or sponsors...we want interesting people telling stories that you haven’t heard before...and from people you know but maybe haven’t seen in this kind of light before. Don’t think ‘interview’ [...]

Gay conversion therapy – does it work?

By |2018-10-18T13:41:05+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, Mixed Orientation Marriage, Video|

Gay conversion therapy - does it work? Can you be a Christian and gay? Can a person change from gay to straight? ABC's Hungry Beast looks at gay conversion therapies. Anthony Venn-Brown, former high profile preacher in Australia's mega-churches such as Hillsong and Anthony Menchetti talk about their ex-gay experience. Haydn Sennitt pastoral worker for [...]

A Pentecostal preacher asks three questions

By |2018-09-19T11:16:40+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, Conversion therapy, Mixed Orientation Marriage|Tags: |

Hi Anthony I’ve just finished reading A Life of Unlearning. I actually really enjoyed it in spite of the fact that it disturbed me greatly! You write so well. I would have liked to hear you preach. What a legacy you created in Youth Alive and in your ministry. That fruit remains in spite of [...]

Anthony Venn-Brown – gay conversion therapy survivor (Buzzfeed)

By |2018-10-14T15:19:58+00:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI), The Quest to Cure Queers|

This Is What It's Like To Have Exorcisms Performed On You Because You Are Gay Anthony Venn-Brown was 20 when he endured his first exorcism. It was the beginning of decades of conversion therapy. Now he tells BuzzFeed News how he's taking on the gay "cure" lobby. Patrick Strudwick  BuzzFeed UK LGBT Editor Posted on July [...]

REPORT – Gay Conversion Therapy in Australia

By |2018-09-07T17:18:56+00:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, The Quest to Cure Queers|

Gay Conversion Therapy in Australia The state of the nation ‘I have been through conversion therapy including help from pastors, counsellors and Christian acquaintances, I have been at this attempt to change for 14 years.  I am currently in a relationship with a woman who I love, but down deep I am in a lot [...]

Rehab with a twist – my ex-gay, gay conversion experience

By |2018-04-01T19:49:55+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy|

A Life of Unlearning – a preacher’s struggle with his homosexuality, church and faith (3rd ed.) CHAPTER 7 - Rehab with a twist By the morning the glow of allowing a man to touch my emotions and soul was diminishing and the all-too-familiar insidious guilt took over. I said goodbye to Ben knowing I could [...]

Did God give the No Campaign a gift? (welcome to our world)

By |2017-12-13T20:57:33+00:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, Marriage Equality|

I know from personal experience that sometimes in life, gifts come in unexpected ways and unattractive packages. I wrote about this in my autobiography A Life of Unlearning concerning my first gay relationship. It was an unhealthy, co-dependent, physically and emotionally abusive relationship. But I had an experience which changed my perspective. I shared it [...]

It was meant to be a typical brief interview ………then this happened

By |2017-07-22T12:45:50+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Audio|

It was a pretty normal Saturday afternoon on Sydney talk back radio with Glenn Wheeler’s regular guests talking about sports, gardening and cooking.  But this Saturday afternoon the generally conservative audience heard about homosexuality. What was meant to be 5-10 minute interview turned out to be far more. Something happened, the switchboard lit up with [...]