Correspondence

Open letter to NSW Parliamentarians – Conversion “therapy” ban

By |2024-03-15T16:44:19+11:00March 14th, 2024|Categories: Conversion therapy, Correspondence|

Dear Members of the New South Wales Parliament For over two decades, I've been a vocal advocate to end so-called conversion "therapy" and actively supported and worked alongside over 4,000 survivors. My journey as a survivor began in 1972 when, unbeknownst to me, I became one of the initial individuals worldwide subjected to what would [...]

Are you struggling with same sex attraction?

By |2023-11-21T17:48:06+11:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy, Correspondence|

After our recent newsletter, I got an email from a person who responded with things like: “Anthony, you are living in a delusional world if you think that, as you say, ‘conservative Christians lost the battle with homosexuality’ when in fact, the ‘war’ is yet to start.” “You fail to mention and acknowledge the countless [...]

Greetings from Michael Kirby AC CMG for #abbi10

By |2023-11-18T23:33:44+11:00November 10th, 2023|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Correspondence, Event, General|

Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI) celebrated its 10-year anniversary recently with a Gala Dinner at the Novotel Sydney Central. Greetings and congratulations came in from LGBTQ and faith leaders from around Australia and the world. The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG send this message in his absence. "I remember meeting and talking with Anthony [...]

Pentecostal Pastor speaks out about banning conversion therapy

By |2024-04-12T15:42:39+10:00October 25th, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy, Correspondence|Tags: , |

"It baffles me that many people in the Christian church oppose banning a practice that only causes harm." Pastor Rob Buckingham. Bayside Church PO Box 500 Moorabbin 3189 99-101 Argus Street Cheltenham Victoria 3192 03 9585 2455 info@baysidechurch.com.au baysidechurch.com.au The Hon. (Chris) Christopher John Minns, MP. Premier of NSW. 25 October 2023 Dear Premier, I [...]

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 [...]

ABBI NOMINATION FOR THE 2015 ACON HONOUR AWARDS

By |2022-10-23T15:43:55+11:00August 15th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy, Correspondence|

NOMINATION FOR THE 2015 ACON HONOUR AWARDS  We would like to nominate Anthony Venn-Brown for his 15 years of work to bring ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy practices and organisations to an end in Australia. For over four decades in Australia and overseas, ex-gay/reparative/conversion ministries have preached the same message. Homosexuality is sin Gay and lesbian people are [...]

“I can see the demons in your eyes” – Larry Petree

By |2019-07-16T10:46:17+10:00July 15th, 2012|Categories: Correspondence, General|Tags: |

I stopped counting the number of emails I get from readers when I hit 1000 some years ago. Thankfully, most are very encouraging.This one below came out of the blue, unsolicited; with no introduction, 'Dear Anthony' or what prompted him to send it. Quite strange considering Dr. Larry Petree has supposedly earned a Bachelor of [...]

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