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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 [...]

Homosexuality, Christianity and the Church (Part 1)

By | 2017-05-01T04:21:40+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Categories: Audio, Church, Gay Christian, Speech|Tags: , |

Homosexuality, Christianity and the Church (Part 1) Getting a few things clear first.   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 college. [...]

Welcoming, accepting, affirming – don’t get stuck

By | 2017-05-16T03:05:56+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Church, Gay Christian|Tags: , , |

People often ask me what is the difference between welcoming, accepting and affirming churches. This little pic will give you some idea. Some churches refuse to go on the journey. Some began the journey then got stuck, afraid of the potential for controversy and conflict. Others have continued to take brave steps in faith towards [...]

Sy Rogers – is his message homosexual re-orientation?

By | 2017-07-07T03:43:45+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy|Tags: , |

Sy Rogers is back in the country, speaking on Christian radio, Christian City Churches and the Hillsong Colour Conference. Since I first published The Sy Rogers Story (An Anthony Venn-Brown Perspective) in 2010 it has become one of the top five most read articles on my site.  It’s definitely time for an update. Sy Rogers [...]

Open letter to straight Christian allies

By | 2017-04-23T05:03:56+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

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 [...]

National Faith and Marriage Equality Forum

By | 2016-12-14T12:43:32+00:00 November 19th, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, Marriage Equality, Speech|Tags: , |

National Faith and Marriage Equality Forum Parliament House, Canberra (NB: In the video I mention Impact Church Adelaide. This was meant to be Activate Church. It has been corrected in the text below)                 Dr Gavriel Ansara (Rosh Pinah: An Affirming Orthodox Jewish Network),  Rev Dr Peter Catt [...]