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‘Welcoming, but not affirming’: being gay and Christian

By | August 31st, 2016|Church, Gay Christian, News article|

‘Welcoming, but not affirming’: being gay and Christian August 30, 2016 1.11pm AEST on The Conversation Author Mark Jennings   Lecturer in Religious Studies, Murdoch University It may seem like LGBT people and conservative Christians inhabit two different worlds. But with 40% of same sex couples in Australia identifying as Christian, LGBT people are likely to [...]

Dr Laura Schlessinger – Leviticus

By | March 15th, 2016|Church, Gay Christian|

Dr Laura Schlessinger is an American conservative talk radio host known for her straight talking and '"tough love" approach. Her radio program consists mainly of her responses to callers' requests for personal advice. One might call it Dear Abbey meets shock jock. When Dr Laura Schlessinger caused so much controversy  by stating on her radio [...]

Gay Religious Suicide – why we can never count the cost

By | September 10th, 2015|Church, Gay Christian, LGBTI|

Research demonstrates something I have been pointing out for some time now. That is, that LGBT people of faith and religion experience the usual issues of resolving their sexuality or gender identity, coming out, finding their place in the community and learning what it means to live authentically in a predominately straight world.  They often however, experience these [...]

Gay Males from Christian backgrounds – fragmented, conforming or integrated

By | March 16th, 2015|Gay Christian, LGBTI|

Over the years I have observed that gay males from Christian backgrounds often go through a process. It begins with fragmentation through to conforming and some make it to integration. Our real self is the gay self. We may have turned to Christianity because of our homosexuality or discovered it growing up as Christian young [...]

Hillsong: Pastor Brian Houston talks about the pink (gay) elephant in the room

By | August 30th, 2013|Church, Gay Christian|

Contrary to popular opinion, homosexuality or the 'gay issue' is not often mentioned from Hillsong pulpits; for or against. On Sunday 18 August 2013, Hillsong's Senior Pastor, Brian Houston, preached a message that  was broadcast to all Hillsong congregations around the world in over 100 services. What was significant about this sermon was that during [...]

15 things I’ve learnt discussing homosexuality and Christianity

By | May 31st, 2011|Church, Gay Christian|

Homosexuality and Christianity has been a hot topic for many years and those of us existing in this space know it can be an extremely volatile environment. Whenever the LGBT community has sought to end discrimination based on sexual orientation or gain equality, opposition always comes from the same quarter; right wing, conservative Christians, leaders, [...]