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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 [...]

Beyond Egypt closes

By |2021-08-12T16:20:44+10:00December 19th, 2020|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , |

'Beyond Egypt' Closes Lessons from the rise and demise of an LGBTQ conversion organisation Anthony Venn-Brown (Updated 22.01.21) Abstract Reflecting on the history and closure of yet another conversion "therapy" organisation has several benefits. It creates an opportunity to educate people about the beliefs, practices, and language of the LGBTQ conversion movement. It also enables [...]

Conversion Therapy in Australia – REPORT

By |2021-07-04T12:38:53+10:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Australian Christian Lobby, Conversion therapy, LGBTI Therapy, The Quest to Cure Queers|Tags: , , , , , |

Conversion Therapy in Australia The state of the nation ‘I have been through conversion therapy including help from pastors, counsellors and Christian acquaintances, I have been at this attempt to change for 14 years.  I am currently in a relationship with a woman who I love, but down deep I am in a lot of [...]

How celibacy became the new “ex-gay”

By |2021-08-08T11:30:30+10:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian|Tags: , , , , , |

There are three ways you could understand how celibacy became the new ex-gay. You could have lived through the evolution, you are a researcher/historian, or you can read this article. I was born in 1951. In the 50’s and 60’s gay men were either imprisoned or institutionalised as they were considered sexual perverts. Mental health [...]

Pray away the gay conversion therapy still takes place in Australia (Australian Doctor)

By |2020-04-02T23:39:13+11:00February 29th, 2016|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

'Pray away the gay'- conversion therapy still takes place in Australia Tessa Hoffman | 29 February, 2016 | A crackdown on ‘gay conversion’ therapists raises questions about how widespread the practice still is. Australian Doctor investigates. When, as a teenager, Paul Martin (pictured above) discovered he was attracted to other young men, it sent him [...]

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 [...]

Has Australian Ex-gay become Gay Christian with a Twist? (Liberty Christian Ministries)

By |2020-03-09T13:36:35+11:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |

In a surprising move, one of Australia's remaining ex-gay/reparative/conversion organisations, Liberty Christian Ministries (LCM) has invited a gay Christian, Dr Wesley Hill, to speak at their conference this  week. Liberty Christian Ministries is a part of Exodus Global Alliance, which has continued to preach 'freedom from homosexuality' message even after Exodus International admitted that people don't change their orientation [...]

8 FACTORS THAT CREATED THE CLOSURE OF EXODUS – No.8 The Midlife Factor

By |2020-07-28T19:12:34+10:00September 10th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

8.  The midlife factor Yep..... something I think many people have missed is possible the influence of midlife I believe. Maybe I'm more aware of this than others are because it happened to me like clockwork and I've worked one on one with so many who are in midlife facing similar issues. Coming up to [...]

8 FACTORS THAT CREATED THE CLOSURE OF EXODUS – No.7 The Evolving Faith Factor

By |2020-07-22T09:26:18+10:00September 10th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

7.  The evolving faith factor People in evangelical/Pentecostal circles have a strongly biblically based faith. This type of theology has been at the core of the ex-gay movement and you'll often find it clearly stated on ex-gay websites. An  Evangelical/Pentecostal faith is all very neat and tidy. It's black and   white. There are no arguments. [...]

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