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Anthony Venn-Brown talks with an Angel

By |2020-09-25T00:34:46+10:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, Gay Christian, Video|

Anthony Venn-Brown talks with an Angel During the pandemic, Angel Huertas (originally from Puerto Rico, now living in Texas) has been doing many interviews. The series, is entitled Tertuliando en Cuarentena, which essentially means gathering during quarantine. Way back in 2005, Angel contacted me after serendipitously discovering my autobiography, A Life of Unlearning, while he [...]

The Ultimate Church Welcome – MUST READ

By |2020-08-06T14:18:24+10:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: Church|

This church welcome has been attributed to being published in the service program of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Community Church in Daytona Beach, Florida. If you've read the gospels, you'll know that this church welcome completely aligns with the teaching and parables of Jesus, who was consistently rebuking the Pharisees for their attitude of [...]

How, when and why Hillsong banned ‘ex-gay’ (conversion therapy) referrals

By |2020-11-26T18:53:57+11:00September 29th, 2019|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

How, when and why Hillsong banned ‘ex-gay’ referrals This is an extensive article of several 1000 words. You can read individual sections by clicking on the headings below. Or you can download the PDF HERE Another controversy.  What is an anti-gay church?.  Brian Houston and AVB - the early days.  The ‘ex-gay’ story begins.  The [...]

Hey Jesus

By |2019-08-22T15:04:41+10:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, Video|

Hey Jesus, by Trey Pearson, captures, in a touching and moving way, the questions and moments that so many LGBTQ people from Pentecostal and Evangelical backgrounds know so intimately. To have a better understanding of what that is like read this resource we have HERE. Of course the answer to the question is are resounding [...]

Marty Sampson and the spiritual journey

By |2019-08-17T21:39:59+10:00August 17th, 2019|Categories: Church, General|Tags: |

Hillsong's Marty Sampson has shaken up the Pentecostal and Evangelical worlds by declaring on social media his faith is on shaky ground. This is familiar territory for many of us, especially if we are LGBTI from that background. Some years back, I came across an incredibly insightful article 'Stages of Faith - A Map for [...]

A willy in a bottom

By |2020-11-14T17:38:26+11:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Church, General|

Anthony: Hi I’m Anthony and I’m gay. Church leader: Hi, I’m Joel. Why do you have to say you’re gay? I don’t feel the need to announce I’m heterosexual. Anthony: Well I was thinking of coming to your church and I know that churches like yours have been anti-gay. It’s my way of checking if [...]

ABBI’s Top 10 2018

By |2018-12-31T18:06:26+11:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, Conversion therapy, General, LGBTI|

How would you describe the work of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI) in a sentence? If you had things like education, information, dispelling myths about sexual orientation and gender identity, overcoming ignorance or counteracting false religious beliefs about LGBTI people and our community you’d be right. (If you are not sure of our mission [...]

A Pentecostal preacher asks three questions

By |2018-09-19T11:16:40+10:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, Conversion therapy, Mixed Orientation Marriage|Tags: |

Hi Anthony I’ve just finished reading A Life of Unlearning. I actually really enjoyed it in spite of the fact that it disturbed me greatly! You write so well. I would have liked to hear you preach. What a legacy you created in Youth Alive and in your ministry. That fruit remains in spite of [...]

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