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Pentecostal Church takes a stand for LGBTI people

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:22+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Media release|

A Pentecostal Church in Adelaide have announced they are breaking ties with their denomination in order to stand in solidarity with their LGBTI members, leaders and community. Activate Church, a member church of the over 1,1000 strong Australian Christian Churches (ACC) denomination (formerly Assemblies of God)  already had members of the LGBTI  community in leadership [...]

Australian Anti-gay Group, Salt Shakers, to Close

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:23+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Categories: Media release|Tags: , |

The Salt Shakers, a right wing Christian organisation, has announced in a private letter to their supporters they will cease operations in Australia. The organisation,  like the Australian Christian Lobby, have been relentless in their opposition to anything LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)  including Mardi Gras, the Safe Schools programme, marriage equality and same sex [...]

Gay conversion therapy began in Australia

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:26+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Categories: Media release|Tags: |

Gay conversion therapy was not an American evangelical import into Australia as has been assumed. With the focus on recent developments in the United States, such as individual states banning ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapies and President Obama also calling for the practice to be banned many people believe the concept to be an American invention. Conversion therapy [...]

Is celibacy the new ex-gay?

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:27+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy, Media release|Tags: |

Media Release 4 March 2015 Is celibacy the new ex-gay? In a surprising move, one of Australia's remaining ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy organisations, Liberty Christian Ministries (LCM) has invited a gay Christian, Dr Wesley Hill, to speak at their conference next week. Anthony Venn-Brown, founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International says this reflects the [...]

‘Gay cure’ therapy will continue ….(to disappear)”

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:24+00:00 July 5th, 2013|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , |

Recent mainstream media reports about the closing down of world's leading 'gay cure' organisation, Exodus International, and its impact on Australia have been misleading claims Anthony Venn-Brown. The Sydney Morning Herald's headline, which went out to hundreds of Fairfax outlets, read 'Gay cure' therapy will continue is lacking two more words says Venn-Brown "it should [...]

Why I am at the Exodus International Conference in California – it’s closed down

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:25+00:00 June 20th, 2013|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , |

The Secret Mission is no longer a secret What a bizarre feeling to be walking into the Exodus International conference at the Concordia University. Irvine California last night.  Especially as initially I had a déjà vu moment as I caught a cab to the wrong university, The University of California, Irvine.  I had been at the [...]

Is an extremist ex-gay group coming to Australia?

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:51+00:00 August 9th, 2012|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , , , |

Some of us received a disturbing newsletter from the LGBT activist group AllOut yesterday saying. They're coming to Australia. This week, an extremist religious group is holding workshops for gays and lesbians on how to hate themselves for who they are. These type of "therapy sessions" collect cash for one purpose only: to sell the idea that people [...]

The impact of the churches anti-gay stand? – it’s killing them!

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:53+00:00 June 10th, 2012|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , , , |

Many Australians have been walking away from formal religion for some time. The Christian Research Association has found that attendance at traditional Uniting churches across Australia has declined by 30 per cent over the past ten years, while parishioner numbers at Catholic churches have dropped by 19 per cent. Anglican numbers are also dropping. “The [...]

‘Former’ Homosexual Ron Brookman, Misleads Senate Marriage Equality Inquiry

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:53+00:00 May 28th, 2012|Categories: Conversion therapy, Media release|Tags: , |

Ron Brookman - Living Waters Ministry Sydney 28 May 2012 – The Senate Same-Sex Marriage Inquiry called the National Marriage Coalition last week to speak to their submission against marriage equality. Joining Christian Activist Bill Muehlenberg, was Reverend Ron Brookman, whose ministry, Living Waters, works with people who have 'unwanted' same-sex-attraction. Rev. Brookman told the [...]