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Challenges for LGBTI people from Pentecostal/Charismatic backgrounds

By |2019-08-12T11:28:09+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+11:00April 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 [...]

The Quiet Gay-Rights Revolution in America’s Churches

By |2018-03-24T01:26:52+11:00August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Gay Christian, News article|

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

By |2019-08-31T18:07:20+10:00August 18th, 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 [...]

What is closet hokey pokey?

By |2019-04-26T11:30:33+10:00April 25th, 2013|Categories: Gay Christian, LGBTI, Mixed Orientation Marriage|Tags: , |

They're out. They're in. They're out. They're in. They're out. They're in.  They are playing closet hokey pokey. Closet hokey pokey’ is a phenomena I have observed working with gay men and lesbians from faith backgrounds for many years now. Closet hokey pokey doesn't occur as frequently amongst those from non-faith backgrounds. If you come [...]

Mardi Gras and Pride Celebrations – To participate or not????

By |2018-04-23T08:43:08+10:00March 4th, 2013|Categories: Church, Gay Christian|Tags: , , , |

This article orginally was published Jan 27, 2009 but I have just updated it with a relevant video at the end. Everyone has an opinion about a Pride March such as the annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras; often very strong opinions. Predictably, conservative Christians condemn it. Rev Fred Nile, leader of the Christian [...]

We’re here, we’re queer…and we’re believers

By |2017-02-25T06:53:17+11:00February 20th, 2013|Categories: Gay Christian|Tags: , , |

Society has forever tried to tell homosexual people what they can and can't be. You can't exist and we will take your life. Indeed the last hanging of a gay man in the British Empire happened in Australia in 1867. Some African and Middle Eastern counties still have the death penalty for homosexual men. We [...]

What Happened in Hong Kong

By |2020-06-29T11:00:46+10:00August 5th, 2012|Categories: Gay Christian|Tags: , , , |

Evening meeting University of Hong Kong It's hard to believe that it is over a month now since I was in Hong Kong Have you had the feeling that you were really meant to do something? That's the feeling I got when I first heard about the Amplify Asia 2012 Conference.  The amazing time  in Hong [...]

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