Marriage Equality

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Hop, hop, stall, stop. Love wins – in the end

By | 2017-06-10T13:05:48+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Categories: Marriage Equality|

Australia’s journey to marriage equality has been like someone learning to drive a car with a clutch (some of you will remember those days before automatic cars). Hop, hop, stall, stop. Hop, hop, stall, stop. Hop, hop, stall, stop. If you’re from overseas and you don’t understand the complexities or our hold ups, then I’m [...]

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 [...]

The Church and Homosexuality #HiChurch – it’s time

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

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 [...]

I Have a Dream – marriage equality

By | 2017-05-05T01:25:23+00:00 September 11th, 2016|Categories: Church, Marriage Equality, News article|Tags: |

It’s 2031 and I just celebrated my 80th birthday.  That was a hoot. Great grandchildren and all. Of course we couldn’t have a party without playing the old disco classics. I really don’t get the music young people listen and dance to today. Give me “I will survive’ and “I am what I am” any [...]

Marriage Equality – Supreme Court Ruling

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:25+00:00 June 30th, 2015|Categories: Marriage Equality|

Since the landmark decision by the US Supreme Court that the Constitution guaranteed marriage equality in all states, there has been an explosion of celebration, not only by LGBT people but also their families and friends around the world. It's moments like these I can't help but reflect back to my years growing up and [...]

Terminally-Ill Ohio Man Flies to Another State to Marry his Partner of 20 years

By | 2017-04-29T12:59:11+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Categories: Marriage Equality|Tags: |

Think marriage is an outmoded, assimilationist institution? Relatively unimportant on the spectrum of LGBT rights issues? Not worth focusing on or fighting for? Tell that to couples like John Arthur and Jim Obergefell, or Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer, who waited for decades to legally marry and were able to just in time. Or tell [...]

Another strange unsolicited email

By | 2017-05-02T14:27:17+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|Categories: General, Marriage Equality|Tags: |

From: abc [mailto:abcxyz551-abc@yahoo.com.au] Sent: Wednesday, 1 May 2013 12:33 AM To: info@abbi.org.au Subject: To Anthony Venn-Brown It's a terrible shame that too many heterosexuals have been duped by homosexual activism. Some of us actually know about Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen's book, "After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays [...]

Marriage Equality: Is Rev Fred Nile’s response Christian?

By | 2017-04-29T15:21:18+00:00 September 29th, 2012|Categories: Marriage Equality, Video|Tags: , , , , |

Is it just me, or is there something decidedly un-Christian about the Rev Fred Nile's recent Australian Christian Democratic Party media release (below). Whilst it is often difficult for people to transport the image of a first century Jesus Christ (sandals and robe) into a 21st century context it is not difficult to identify some [...]