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‘Here I am’ – a documentary about LGBT families from Christian backgrounds

By | 2018-04-28T20:08:56+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, Video|

HERE I AM A documentary about LGBT people and families from Christian backgrounds Coming out can be a difficult time for Christian families, individuals and those close to them. They often feel completely alone in the world. There can be internal conflicts, conflicts in relationships and conflicts with faith and beliefs. In 'Here I am', [...]

KILLING US, DRIVING US CRAZY

By | 2018-04-21T22:04:29+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian, LGBTI|

KILLING US, DRIVING US CRAZY The experience of LGBTI people from faith backgrounds  Presented at The National LGBTI Health in Difference Conference 11-13 April 2018, Sydney, Australia     Summary: Over the last 18 years, Anthony Venn-Brown has been collating the stories of LGBTI people from Christian backgrounds. The sources have been 400 [...]

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 [...]

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 | 2017-08-08T00:14:02+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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By | 2018-03-24T01:22:30+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, News article|Tags: , |

‘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 [...]

Azusa Street – Jesus Revolution – Rainbow Revival

By | 2017-04-27T00:48:33+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, LGBTI|

Those who know Pentecostal history well, know it began 110 years ago in Los Angeles and was called the Azusa Street Revival. The impact of the Pentecostal movement on Christianity was tantamount to that of the reformation in the 16th century. From very, very humble beginnings in 1906, today one out of every four Christians [...]