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Pray Away – Netflix documentary – Review

By |2021-08-08T11:06:45+10:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Conversion therapy, Review|Tags: , , , , |

Occasionally a seminal work appears that becomes a defining piece, a turning point, or breakthrough in a particular area. Considering the religious LGBTQ conversion movement, the documentary Pray Away, released on Netflix August 3rd, could very well be that work. After mental health professional organisations realised that gay and lesbian people were not sick and [...]

REVIEW: For they know not what they do

By |2020-09-17T16:14:12+10:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Review|

Director/producer Daniel Karslake has done it again. Since 2007, Karslake’s award winning documentary, “For the Bible Tells Me So”, has remained one of the top films in the faith/sexuality genre. It’s been a powerful tool to help Christians questioning conservative beliefs and others who need education. It would be impossible to count the lives that [...]

The Sunday Sessions: Conversion Therapy Documentary (review)

By |2018-02-02T18:31:40+11:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: Review|

The most valuable thing that The Sunday Sessions has going for it is that it is documenting of an era. Even though this is one individual’s personal journey it represents an era when religious groups and individuals believed gay people could be turned straight. The ‘change is possible’ belief and practice has not entirely disappeared [...]

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

By |2017-10-11T05:35:34+11:00January 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 [...]

Homosexuality – The Use of Scientific Research in the Church’s Moral Debate

By |2021-07-14T13:55:25+10:00June 29th, 2011|Categories: Review|

Homosexuality – The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate Stanton L. Jones & Mark A. Yarhouse Intervaristy Press The subtext of this work could possibly be re-titled the “The Misuse of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate”.  I think the only real value in reading this book is to get an [...]

The Education of Shelby Knox – a review

By |2021-06-28T10:40:55+10:00April 1st, 2011|Categories: Review, Video|

When I began watching The Education of Shelby Knox, I thought it was a scripted drama with actors. No, it's real life. The documentary is set in conservative Lubbock TX with some of the highest teen pregnancy and STD rates in the US. Shelby is activated when there are attempts to introduce a strict abstinence-only [...]

Love is an Orientation – a straight Christian gets us

By |2017-10-11T05:45:38+11:00February 21st, 2010|Categories: Church, Review|Tags: |

"Love is an Orientation" could have been written by many of us. My last 18 years as out gay man, being involved in of the many diversities of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community and 22 years living totally within a Christian context certainly have given me the insights to pen this work. What [...]

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