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Trolls – don’t get sucked into the vortex

By |2017-04-29T13:14:56+10:00March 14th, 2013|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

A troll is a person who posts deliberately provocative messages with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument. They exist in the cyberspace worlds of Twitter, Facebook, comment threads and message boards. The other day I tweeted: @gayambassador #HICHURCH NB I don't fight with conservative anti-gay christians. Instead of fighting I overcome ignorance and [...]

An Open Letter to Peter Madden (CDP)

By |2020-02-07T14:59:40+11:00February 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 [...]

2010: Another Great Year of Wins

By |2017-04-29T13:41:47+10:00January 9th, 2011|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It’s always good to sit down and evaluate what has been achieved over the year to ensure that you are on track. 2010 has been another full-on year and looking back certain themes have emerged, and I have become even more aware of how extensive and important this work has become. I hope that you [...]

Religious Gay Suicide – the visible, invisible and hidden (Part One)

By |2019-10-27T22:56:57+11:00October 26th, 2010|Categories: General, LGBTI|Tags: , , , , |

WHEN THE INVISIBLE BECOMES VISIBLE Recently, gay youth suicide reached the media landscape in an unprecedented way. Initially one suicide made headlines as a result of bullying then another then another till five names were regularly repeated. Within several weeks it had been reported that Seth Walsh, 13, hanged himself in his backyard. Asher Brown, [...]

Is my strategy working? How to end conversion therapy

By |2022-07-28T11:11:30+10:00July 1st, 2010|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the last 10 years I’ve had a strategy. Possibly it’s working.Many of you will know that one of my goals is to work towards the day when ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy ministries (who work with people with 'unwanted same sex attraction') will eventually cease to exist in Australia. My firm belief is that the enemy we [...]

Gay conversion therapy – does it work?

By |2022-02-24T13:01:48+11:00February 24th, 2010|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, Mixed Orientation Marriage, Video|Tags: , , |

Gay conversion therapy - does it work? Can you be a Christian and gay? Can a person change from gay to straight? ABC's Hungry Beast looks at gay conversion therapies. Anthony Venn-Brown, former high profile preacher in Australia's mega-churches such as Hillsong and Anthony Menchetti talk about their ex-gay experience. Haydn Sennitt pastoral worker for [...]

How Different My Life Would Have Been If…..

By |2020-07-20T23:11:45+10:00July 13th, 2008|Categories: A Life of Unlearning|Tags: , , , , , |

How Different My Life Would Have Been If........ Presented at 'Claiming our Space – Celebrating Our Diversity' Pitt St Uniting Church, Sydney. Sunday July 13, 2008 (Eve of World Youth Day and visit of Pope Benedict XVI) 1956 Martin Place, Sydney I come from a long line of Anglo-Catholics with a great grandfather, grandfathers and uncles [...]

Straightened Out – Sun Herald 13.07.08

By |2021-06-17T10:54:51+10:00July 13th, 2008|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , , |

Courses to ‘cure’ homosexuality are seen as following God’s will by some Christians, and a danger by others, writes ERIN O’DWYER. JON McNAMARA* came out of the closet when he was 21. For 15 years he lived a homosexual life and for five of those years was in a steady relationship with another man. Then in [...]

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