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

By | 2018-04-01T19:49:55+00:00 April 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 July 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 [...]

Andrew – gay, Sydney bible belt mega-church

By | 2017-05-16T03:16:50+00:00 November 26th, 2016|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Audio, Church, Conversion therapy|

From the 1,000's of emails I've received and 100's of individuals I've spoken to over the last 15 years, Andrews story is far from unique. Sadly it is all too common and has been happening in Pentecostal and Evangelical churches in Australia for decades. Andrew shared his story at the recent launch of ‘A Life [...]

My Deep Water, a murder and A Life of Unlearning

By | 2016-11-20T01:55:43+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, General|Tags: , |

Australians have recently been exposed to the chilling real-life drama series, Deep Water, and subsequent documentary. Deep Water is based on the true stories of over 80 gay men who were murdered in Sydney in the 1980’s and 1990’s [1].Thirty of these cases remain unsolved [2]. Many of the original cases were written off as suicides [...]

SYDNEY – Exodus to Nowhere – the quest to cure queers

By | 2017-09-19T08:42:35+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, Event|Tags: , , |

EXODUS TO NOWHERE The quest to cure queers There is a commonly held belief that gay conversion programs began in the United States. This is not true. Four years before Exodus was founded, in 1972, in Sydney Australia, Anthony Venn-Brown was in a residential program to change his sexual orientation. Working on his current book [...]

The Church and Homosexuality #HiChurch – it’s time

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:23+00:00 September 24th, 2016|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, Marriage Equality|Tags: |

The Church and homosexuality? What to do? A way forward? Whilst some Christian leaders have preached hatred and the media given oxygen to the fringe lunatics of Christendom, many others hoped if they just closed their eyes or buried their head in the sand, eventually the issue would go away. I've often said that the [...]