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Gay Conversion Therapy in Australia – REPORT

By |2019-09-17T13:43:41+10:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, LGBTI Therapy, The Quest to Cure Queers|Tags: , , , , , |

Gay 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 [...]

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 |2017-04-29T12:52:54+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 |2017-04-29T12:53:14+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. [...]

8 FACTORS THAT CREATED THE CLOSURE OF EXODUS – No. 6 The Listening Factor

By |2017-04-29T12:53:30+10:00September 10th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

If people are going to reach out to dialogue there has to be a willingness on the other part to engage. Of course their willingness to listen depends largely on the approach and the language used to reach out. No one is going to engage if they are attacked and the language consistently accusatory or defamatory. I don’t bother with [...]

8 FACTORS THAT CREATED THE CLOSURE OF EXODUS – No.5 The Bridge Building Factor

By |2017-04-29T12:53:47+10:00September 10th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

5.   The bridge building factor When I first wrote briefly in my newsletter about being at the Exodus Conference and the 37 year old organisation was closing a lovely person responded via email saying "Thank you.......etc etc". I laughed aloud. Oh dear, this person was under the allusion that somehow, singlehandedly, I had managed to [...]

8 FACTORS THAT CREATED THE CLOSURE OF EXODUS – No.4 The Honesty Factor

By |2019-11-08T16:48:08+11:00September 8th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

4.   The honesty factor Azariah Southworth, Christian TV host, like many, paid a high price for his honesty Yes, simple honesty contributed to this tipping point. The message for decades was "Change is Possible". The goal of people who sort out ex-gay organisations was always to rid themselves of homosexuality and become heterosexual/'normal'.  Even though [...]