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Dr Laura Schlessinger – Leviticus – Man shall not lie with a man

By |2019-04-15T17:52:58+10:00March 15th, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian|Tags: , |

Dr Laura Schlessinger is an American conservative talk radio host known for her straight talking and '"tough love" approach. Her radio program consists mainly of her responses to callers' requests for personal advice. One might call it Dear Abbey meets shock jock. When Dr Laura Schlessinger caused so much controversy  by stating on her radio [...]

Review of Alan Chambers “My Exodus – from fear to grace”

By |2017-10-11T05:35:34+10:00January 28th, 2016|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian, Review|Tags: , , |

My Exodus: Leaving the Slavery of Religion, Loving the Image of God in Everyone by Alan Chambers My rating: 4 of 5 stars "Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one" so the saying goes. Never was a truer word spoken about what people think of Alan and Leslie Chambers. This memoir, mostly written by Alan [...]

Gay Religious Suicide – why we can never count the cost

By |2018-08-17T09:52:57+10:00September 10th, 2015|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, LGBTI|

Research demonstrates something I have been pointing out for some time now. That is, that LGBT people of faith and religion experience the usual issues of resolving their sexuality or gender identity, coming out, finding their place in the community and learning what it means to live authentically in a predominately straight world.  They often however, experience these [...]

Gay Males from Christian backgrounds – fragmented, conforming or integrated

By |2016-12-10T04:59:44+10:00March 16th, 2015|Categories: Gay Christian, LGBTI|Tags: , |

Over the years I have observed that gay males from Christian backgrounds often go through a process. It begins with fragmentation through to conforming and some make it to integration. Our real self is the gay self. We may have turned to Christianity because of our homosexuality or discovered it growing up as Christian young [...]

Challenges for LGBTI people from Pentecostal/Charismatic backgrounds

By |2019-05-31T14:35:11+10:00August 12th, 2014|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, LGBTI Therapy|Tags: , , , |

Why is it so hard? Resolving the perceived conflict of faith and sexuality is a difficult path for most people from a traditional/conservative Christian culture. LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people from Pentecostal or Charismatic backgrounds have specific needs to be addressed in order to resolve that internal conflict. LGBT people from Pentecostal and Charismatic [...]

Suffering, death, resurrection. Easter, it’s a gay journey

By |2019-04-20T15:01:08+10:00April 20th, 2014|Categories: Gay Christian, General, LGBTI, News article, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , |

Suffering, death, resurrection. Easter, it's a gay journey  Last Saturday night I lit a candle in the upstairs bar of the Stonewall Hotel as members of the LGBT community, straight friends and allies gathered for the #Vigil4Hope.  A symbolic act? A ritual? #Vigil4Hope was held to remember LGBT people who had taken their own lives [...]

Should I use ‘same sex attraction’ or ‘sexual orientation’

By |2018-11-12T19:17:43+10:00April 2nd, 2014|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian, LGBTI|Tags: |

Dear Anthony, I have a question for you. I’m involved with an support organisation and we are producing some materials. One of the possible terms we are considering using is ‘same-sex attracted’. In my reading on gay Christian sites, I noticed that participants didn’t like that term at all.A gay Christian friend said to absolutely [...]

Hillsong: Pastor Brian Houston and the pink elephant in the room

By |2019-05-05T22:48:59+10:00August 30th, 2013|Categories: Church, Gay Christian|Tags: , |

Pastor Brian Houston talks about the pink elephant in the room Contrary to popular opinion, homosexuality or the 'gay issue' is not often mentioned from Hillsong pulpits; for or against. On Sunday 18 August 2013, Hillsong's Senior Pastor, Brian Houston, preached a message that  was broadcast to all Hillsong congregations around the world in over [...]

The Quiet Gay-Rights Revolution in America’s Churches

By |2018-03-24T01:26:52+10:00August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Gay Christian, News article|

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