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Did God give the No Campaign a gift? (welcome to our world)

By |2017-12-13T20:57:33+11:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, Marriage Equality|

I know from personal experience that sometimes in life, gifts come in unexpected ways and unattractive packages. I wrote about this in my autobiography A Life of Unlearning concerning my first gay relationship. It was an unhealthy, co-dependent, physically and emotionally abusive relationship. But I had an experience which changed my perspective. I shared it [...]

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

By |2017-09-29T13:25:38+11:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: 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, [...]

The Marriage Equality Postal Survey is…..

By |2017-09-20T01:05:15+11:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Marriage Equality|Tags: |

The Marriage Equality Postal Survey DOES NOT challenge 'traditional marriage'. What is 'traditional marriage?' Marriage has evolved many times over thousands of years and I'm sure even the conservatives are grateful it has. 'Biblical marriage' over millennium, women married their rapists or the men who enslaved them. Multiple wives (polygamy) was standard. 'Traditionally' as well [...]

Your marriage equality survival guide during the ‘debate’ (from a survivor)

By |2017-09-30T23:43:36+11:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: General, LGBTI, Marriage Equality, Video|

For many LGBTI Australians, tolerance has been the least they have experienced. Most though, have acceptance with their family, friends as well as workplace settings. Australia’s corporates and multi-nationals champion and celebrate diversity whilst homophobia is being stamped out in sport. We have a generation who essentially knew nothing of the horrors of imprisonment, institutionalisation, [...]

Survivor Tips – Your Postal Survey Survivor Guide (from a survivor)

By |2019-01-03T17:18:36+11:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: General, LGBTI, LGBTI Therapy, Marriage Equality|

Survivor Tips (from a survivor) It has just been announced that Australia's marriage equality postal survey is going ahead. For many LGBTI Australians, tolerance has been the least they have experienced. Most though, have acceptance with their family, friends as well as workplace settings. Australia’s corporates and multi-nationals actually champion and celebrate diversity. Homophobia is [...]

An open letter to Australia’s pastors and church leaders

By |2019-08-21T22:57:29+11:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

It’s really about the love

By |2017-08-21T23:55:37+11:00August 6th, 2017|Categories: Church, LGBTI, Marriage Equality|

When Mel White, founder of Soulforce was on Larry King Live, a caller asked what Mel and his partner did in bed. Larry King hung up on the caller for being rude, but Mel White answered anyway. “What do we do in bed? We’ve been together for 24 years—we sleep.” Larry replied. “Yes when these [...]

Hop, hop, stall, stop. Love wins – in the end

By |2017-06-10T13:05:48+11:00June 10th, 2017|Categories: Marriage Equality|

Australia’s journey to marriage equality has been like someone learning to drive a car with a clutch (some of you will remember those days before automatic cars). Hop, hop, stall, stop. Hop, hop, stall, stop. Hop, hop, stall, stop. If you’re from overseas and you don’t understand the complexities or our hold ups, then I’m [...]