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Never before in Australia – homosexuality, gender indentity and Christianity

By |2017-04-29T12:30:55+10:00February 20th, 2014|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , |

Never before in Australia has such a broad range of people come together to discuss homosexuality, gender identity and Christianity. A Different Conversation provides a respectful space to talk about LGBT people both in and out of the church in order to bring greater understanding. A Different Conversation has an enormous range of twenty, yes [...]

Historic chapter in LGBTI history closes in Sydney

By |2016-11-08T01:49:23+10:00November 21st, 2013|Categories: Event|Tags: |

182 Campbell Street Darlinghurst is an historic place. Many know it as Table for 20, a popular Italian community dining experience but that is not what made it historic to the LGBTI community. It was actually owned by the Baptist Union of NSW and was the home of Imagine Church and central to many activities. [...]

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 [...]

The impact of the churches anti-gay stand? – it’s killing them!

By |2016-11-08T01:49:53+10:00June 10th, 2012|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , , , |

Many Australians have been walking away from formal religion for some time. The Christian Research Association has found that attendance at traditional Uniting churches across Australia has declined by 30 per cent over the past ten years, while parishioner numbers at Catholic churches have dropped by 19 per cent. Anglican numbers are also dropping. “The [...]

Gays Linked to Lack of Revival

By |2017-04-27T05:57:55+10:00January 15th, 2012|Categories: Church|Tags: , |

Many Australians have been walking away from formal religion for some time. The Christian Research Association has found that attendance at traditional Uniting churches across Australia has declined by 30 per cent over the past ten years, while parishioner numbers at Catholic churches have dropped by 19 per cent. Anglican numbers are also dropping. “The [...]

An Open Letter to Peter Madden (CDP)

By |2017-04-29T13:39:54+10:00February 7th, 2011|Categories: Church|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dear Peter How big is that hole you are digging for yourself at the Christian Democratic Party headquarters? Your YouTube video “Heal Our Land - Stand for Righteousness”, calling for a shutdown of Mardi Gras ‘anarchy’, as you call it, has caused quite a stir. I am sure you were unaware of the backlash this [...]

Australia’s Ex-gay World – the clock is ticking

By |2018-11-10T13:15:49+10:00November 20th, 2009|Categories: Conversion therapy, Speech|Tags: , , |

Australia's Ex-gay World - the clock is ticking Presentation at the "Building Community to End the Harm Caused By Heterosexism & Reparative Therapy" Palm Beach Florida 20-22 November 2009 Sponsored by Soulforce, Truth Wins Out, the National Black Justice Coalition, Beyond Ex-Gay, Box Turtle Bulletin, and Equality Florida Background Believing that God would never accept [...]

WORLD FIRST: Pentecostal mega-church Pastor welcomes Gays.

By |2016-12-14T11:28:06+10:00October 18th, 2009|Categories: Church|Tags: |

The message I’ve been waiting to hear from a Pentecostal pulpit in Australia happened on the weekend. Ps Rob Buckingham from Bayside Church in Melbourne preached a message of love and acceptance for GLBT people. At the Saturday night service the congregation gave him a standing ovation. It is so encouraging to find those within [...]

When Saying Sorry is a Risk (SMH)

By |2019-04-16T12:30:56+10:00August 9th, 2008|Categories: Church, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

Sydney Morning Herald Erin O'Dwyer August 9, 2008      WHEN Mike Hercock, a Baptist pastor, put out a call for Christian clergy who wanted to make a public apology to gays and lesbians, he was knocked over in the rush. But when the time came for the priests and pastors to march at this [...]