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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 [...]

Only hours left to see ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapies banned in NSW

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:23+00:00 February 2nd, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

Did you know that ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapies are being banned in some parts  of the United States of America and could soon be in Australia?   Recently Britain's leading body for Christian therapists, the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC), instructed its members to stop trying to turn gay patients straight using so-called "conversion therapy". The Association [...]

The largest closet in the world is the “ex-gay” closet

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:24+00:00 July 31st, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

One statement we have heard over and over again is that 1,000's have left the "homosexual lifestyle". Claims have even been made that there are 100,000's.But we have never been able to find these 1,000's of people or are they too afraid to come out as "ex-gay"?  Statements about large numbers "leaving homosexuality" have been boldly declared regularly [...]

Speaking on Radio National tonight on Exodus closure and its impact on Australia

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:25+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |

This interview is now available online I will be on ABC @RadioNational at 5.30pm Australian eastern time giving a firsthand account of what really happened at the final Exodus Conference. Listen online http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/ You may have read some of the Australian mainstream media reports about the ending of Exodus and its implications. The reports are poorly researched. Ron Brookman from Living Waters [...]

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 [...]

Right wing Christian stoops to new lows

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:53+00:00 May 9th, 2012|Categories: General, Marriage Equality|Tags: , , |

A mean spirited newsletter from the Salt Shakers was sent out today. It was titled.... "MORE GOOD NEWS! Be encouraged" .....it reads (emphasis mine)..........   "Voters in North Carolina overwhelmingly support marriage between one man and one woman. The referendum - North Carolina Amendment One - was passed yesterday. Amendment One goes beyond simply outlawing same-sex marriage, which [...]

Why Christian spin on ‘ex-gay’ study divides families and creates harm

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:55+00:00 October 12th, 2011|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

A recent study “A longitudinal study of attempted religiously-mediated sexual orientation change.” published in The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy has been hailed by conservative US Christians in publications and websites as a breakthrough. A Christian political group in Australia, the Salt Shakers, was quick to follow, announcing ‘Homosexuals Can Change’. But the study is misleading and this kind [...]

Problems & Concerns in the Anti Gay Marriage Camp

By | 2017-04-29T13:35:50+00:00 August 20th, 2011|Categories: Marriage Equality|Tags: , |

Extract from a Christian right-wing (SS)  newsletter yesterday. Almost 1,000 people filled the Great Hall of the federal parliament on Tuesday 16 August - calling on politicians to retain the definition of marriage currently in the Marriage Act. Under the theme 'Don't Meddle With Marriage', the meeting called for marriage to continue to be the "union of a man and a woman [...]

CHRISTIAN ACTIVIST GROUP RESORTS TO LIES

By | 2017-04-29T13:08:48+00:00 September 14th, 2006|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , |

14 September 2006 Medial Release CHRISTIAN ACTIVIST GROUP RESORTS TO LIES In a recent email newsletter (read below) to his supporters, Peter Stokes of the Christian lobby group the Salt Shakers, has falsely claimed that the American Psychological Association (APA) have done a turn around and now believe it’s okay to practice "reparative" or "conversion" [...]