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Religious freedom? What did Jesus say?

By | 2017-11-15T22:58:18+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Church|Tags: |

I know my Bible pretty well. I used to read it for personal devotions from Genesis to Revelation at least once a year for twenty-two years. In addition there’s all the additional study I did as a preacher. So when I hear Christian individuals and organisations refusing service to LGBT people because of their Christian [...]

New research confirms my initial observations on faith/sexuality conflict

By | 2017-11-21T16:34:02+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Church, LGBTI|

In 2006, after receiving over 2,000 emails from readers of A Life of Unlearning a pattern began to  become clear of the impacts faith/sexuality conflict was having on LGBT people from Christian backgrounds. BACKGROUND OBSERVATIONS: LGBT people from faith and religious backgrounds experience the usual issues of resolution, coming out, finding their place in the [...]

A sobering message on World Suicide Prevention Day #WSPD – LGBT suicide

By | 2017-09-09T23:31:42+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Categories: Church, LGBTI|

For some time now we have known about the higher risk of LGBT suicide which includes ideation and attempts  (See stats here) but thoughts of and attempts to suicide are much higher for LGBT people from faith backgrounds. I am glad to see now that research is demonstrating something I have been pointing out for [...]

How celibacy became the new ex-gay

By | 2017-08-09T13:47:05+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian|Tags: , |

There are three ways you could understand how celibacy became the new ex-gay. You could have lived through the evolution, you are a researcher/historian, or you can read this article. I was born in 1951. In the 50’s and 60’s gay men were either imprisoned or institutionalised as they were considered sexual perverts. Mental health [...]

It’s really about the love

By | 2017-08-21T23:55:37+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Categories: Church, LGBTI, Marriage Equality|

When Mel White, founder of Soulforce was on Larry King Live, a caller asked what Mel and his partner did in bed. Larry King hung up on the caller for being rude, but Mel White answered anyway. “What do we do in bed? We’ve been together for 24 years—we sleep.” Larry replied. “Yes when these [...]

Harvey Milk 1977 ‘Give them hope’ speech still relevant

By | 2017-06-03T09:45:19+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Church, LGBTI, Speech, Video|

In June 1977, Harvey Milk gave a speech at a time when Christian conservatives were opposing every advancement for equality for LGBTI people. It is inspiring and still intensely relevant. "My name is Harvey Milk, and I’m here to recruit you. I’ve been saying this one for years. It’s a political joke. I can’t help [...]

IDAHOT 2017 Understanding homophobia and how to destroy it

By | 2017-05-17T01:30:27+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Church, General, LGBTI|Tags: |

Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) Here are some relevant articles for you to read and share. Homophobia just doesn’t exist in others, it exists in LGBTI people as well. This article talks about the 4 main factors that create it. READ Homophobia - 4 factors - internal and external How many [...]

What the Bible really says about homosexuality (Part 2)

By | 2017-05-18T00:51:52+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Audio, Church, Gay Christian, Speech|Tags: , |

Homosexuality, Christianity and the Church (Part 2) What does the Bible really say about homosexuality To download audio, right click here and save. You can download the PDF transcript HERE. Founder of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International, Anthony Venn-Brown, was the first openly gay man invited to speak in an Australian evangelical bible [...]