Australian Christian Lobby

More behind-the-scenes information about NSW’s ban on conversion “therapy”

By |2024-05-15T12:25:53+10:00April 27th, 2024|Categories: Australian Christian Lobby, Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

You may recall that in 2022 Alex Greenwich said he would create an Equality Bill that would deal with discrimination of the LGBTQ people in New South Wales and also legislation that would follow in the footsteps of other Australian states that had banned conversion "therapy". Submissions were called for to ensure that all [...]

Conversion Therapy in Australia – REPORT

By |2024-04-01T13:58:02+11:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Australian Christian Lobby, Conversion therapy, LGBTI Therapy, The Quest to Cure Queers|Tags: , , , , , |

Conversion Therapy in Australia The state of the nation ‘I have been through conversion therapy including help from pastors, counsellors and Christian acquaintances, I have been at this attempt to change for 14 years.  I am currently in a relationship with a woman who I love, but down deep I am in a lot of [...]

‘I am profoundly unsettled’: inside the hidden world of gay conversion therapy (SMH)

By |2021-08-08T10:56:42+10:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: Australian Christian Lobby, Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: |

'I am profoundly unsettled': inside the hidden world of gay conversion therapy "Gay conversion" is discredited in Australia yet "fixing" same-sex attraction remains a mission for some groups – often with tragic results. By Farrah Tomazin 9 March 2018 It’s been 25 years since I realised I was gay, and for the first time in [...]

The No Campaign: Scaremongering 10/10 – Originality 0/10

By |2021-05-19T09:54:29+10:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Australian Christian Lobby, Marriage Equality|Tags: |

Fear is a powerful force. Ask any gay or lesbian person. Fear kept many of us locked in closets for years. Marketers know how powerful fear is as a motivator that can sell virtually anything including  tires,  insurance, even breakfast cereal and deodorant. We purchase  things that previously were considered unnecessary: antibacterial soap, alarm systems, [...]

An open letter to Australia’s pastors and church leaders

By |2021-05-19T09:55:36+10:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: Australian Christian Lobby, Church, Correspondence, Marriage Equality|

As a regular preacher in churches across Australia I was once considered a leader within the Pentecostal, Charismatic and Evangelical worlds. Many of you were my peers, some sat under my ministry, I taught some of you in Bible college, some were my friends and thankfully some still are. And for years now I have [...]

Did the Australian Christian Lobby choose the wrong heroes?

By |2021-05-19T09:52:14+10:00March 19th, 2016|Categories: Australian Christian Lobby, Church|Tags: |

In their recent newsletter titled 'Now is a time for courage', Lyle Sheldon, the director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) told their supporters: Right now, Australia is at a crossroads. What you and I do between now and when we vote on the future of marriage will shape the nation our children and grandchildren [...]

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