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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. [...]

Conversion Therapy – does it work?

By | 2017-05-02T23:19:16+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Conversion therapy, Video|Tags: , , , |

Three men with three very different stories and experiences of ex-gay, reparative or what has become known conversion therapy. Meet comedian and Gay Conversion School Drop Out Anthony Menchetti, author and gay Christian advocate Anthony Venn-Brown and former leader of Liberty Christian Ministries, Haydn Sennitt. Anthony Venn-Brown, details his 6 months in an ex-gay residential program, [...]

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 [...]

My Deep Water, a murder and A Life of Unlearning

By | 2016-11-20T01:55:43+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, General|Tags: , |

Australians have recently been exposed to the chilling real-life drama series, Deep Water, and subsequent documentary. Deep Water is based on the true stories of over 80 gay men who were murdered in Sydney in the 1980’s and 1990’s [1].Thirty of these cases remain unsolved [2]. Many of the original cases were written off as suicides [...]

Exodus to Nowhere – the quest to cure queers

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:22+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, Event|Tags: , , |

EXODUS TO NOWHERE The quest to cure queers There is a commonly held belief that gay conversion programs began in the United States. This is not true. Four years before Exodus was founded, in 1972, in Sydney Australia, Anthony Venn-Brown was in a residential program to change his sexual orientation. Working on his current book [...]

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 [...]

Stories from “A Life on Unlearning” 3rd edition launch

By | 2016-12-02T04:17:13+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Event, Video|Tags: , |

One of the first emails I received after A Life of Unlearning was released only in Australia in 2004 My mum sent me a copy of your book' A Life Of Unlearning'. I was really blown away by it. I grew up in a Pentecostal AOG church. By the age of 13 I was quite heavily [...]

Vote on your favourite cover for “A Life of Unlearning” reprint.

By | 2017-04-29T12:23:56+00:00 August 20th, 2014|Categories: A Life of Unlearning|Tags: , |

After selling out twice, Anthony Venn-Brown's best selling autobiography "A Life of Unlearning" will soon be available again.  This time it will be available not only in hard copy but also eBooks and Kindle. Please vote on the cover you like the most. Make sure you are on the newsletter list to hear about the [...]

Trolls – don’t get sucked into the vortex

By | 2017-04-29T13:14:56+00:00 March 14th, 2013|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

A troll is a person who posts deliberately provocative messages with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument. They exist in the cyberspace worlds of Twitter, Facebook, comment threads and message boards. The other day I tweeted: @gayambassador #HICHURCH NB I don't fight with conservative anti-gay christians. Instead of fighting I overcome ignorance and [...]