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Open letter to straight Christian allies

By | 2017-02-28T00:42:56+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Church|

Since the release of my autobiography in 2004, I began reaching out to ministers, church leaders and Christians to engage in a respectful dialogue. Over the years I have seen many come to a new understanding of sexuality, gender identity, the LGBTI community and our relationships. When they publicly declared their change in beliefs and [...]

My Deep Water, a murder and A Life of Unlearning

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

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 [...]

Pentecostal pastor (Brad Chilcott) and church “LGBTI are welcome”

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:23+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Church, Video|

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending Activate Church in Adelaide to meet LGBTI members who serve in the church and hear Pastor Brad Chilcott publicly declare they are an affirming church.   Read the statement below and watch the video of the announcement and interview afterward with Anthony Venn-Brown, founder of Ambassadors & Bridge [...]

The Church and Homosexuality #HiChurch – it’s time

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

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 [...]