Anthony Venn-Brown

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What Happened in Hong Kong

By |2017-04-29T13:23:40+10:00August 5th, 2012|Categories: Gay Christian|Tags: , , , |

Evening meeting University of Hong Kong chapel It's hard to believe that it is over a month now since I was in Hong Kong Have you had the feeling that you were really meant to do something? That's the feeling I got when I first heard about the Amplify Asia 2012 Conference.  The amazing time  in [...]

Ex-gay Ministry – Two thirds gone in Australia and NZ

By |2017-04-29T13:23:58+10:00July 20th, 2012|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

This blog post about ex-gay ministry is an extended version of the article in the Gay News Network Ex-gay Away Exodus International, the make a wish foundation for self-loathing homosexuals, is in crisis. It began with Alan Chambers, director of 'ex-gay' ministries umbrella organisation Exodus, honest admission to a gay Christian conference in January that [...]

Help needed!

By |2017-04-29T13:25:11+10:00June 12th, 2012|Categories: Help needed|Tags: , , , |

Amplify 2012 Conference Hong Kong 24-26 June Asian Christianity has it's unique challenges for LGBT people. Many LGBT people have not only cultural and family pressures but religion can compound the issues. I am thrilled that I have been invited to speak at the Amplify 2012 Conference and will be the only representative from Australia. [...]

Reaching out to an Australian ‘ex-gay’ leader – Liberty Christian Ministries

By |2019-05-05T23:37:38+10:00May 5th, 2012|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |

After the recent mainstream media reports on ex-gay ministries in Australia and also the impact of The Cure documentary, I felt it was time to reach out once again to a person from ex-gay camp suggesting that we might meet up and engage in dialogue. My email was passed  on to the Director of the ministry. Below is [...]

Gay Religious Suicide – why we will never be able to count the cost

By |2017-04-29T13:27:41+10:00April 10th, 2012|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, LGBTI|Tags: , , , |

Recent research demonstrates something I have been pointing out for some time now. That is, that LGBT people of faith and religion experience the usual issues of resolving their sexuality or gender identity, coming out, finding their place in the community and learning what it means to live authentically in a predominately straight world.  They often however, experience [...]

Two Home Grown Faith/Sexuality Documentaries in MG Film Festival

By |2017-04-29T15:22:53+10:00February 5th, 2012|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

Two documentaries in the coming Mardi Gras Film Festival you might like to see.  1. The Bedroom Commandments      http://mgff.queerscreen.com.au/bedroom-commandments/Sunday Feb 19, Cinema Paris, 2:30pm Malcolm Burt interviews a variety of people across a range of ages, backgrounds and faiths. He interviews the non religious and ex religious as well as those currently involved in [...]

Daniel in the Lion’s Den – Exodus Leader Comes Clean

By |2016-11-08T01:49:54+10:00January 20th, 2012|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , , , |

SYDNEY, Australia, Jan 20. Time, reality and commonsense continues to erode the credibility of long-held beliefs within some religious organisations that they possess a kind of sexual orientation magic wand, according to respected LGBT affairs commentator, Anthony Venn-Brown. So convinced are they with the outcomes of their smoke and mirrors routine that a new category of [...]

LNP Fiona Simpson should come clean on ‘ex-gay’ issue

By |2016-11-08T01:49:55+10:00October 28th, 2011|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , |

8/10/11 The introduction of a bill in Queensland parliament to allow gay civil unions has brought to light some deep seated anti-gay views and the belief that homosexuals can change, still existing in the minds of some Australian politicians. It has been revealed that Queensland MP Fiona Simpson, made statements in 2002 that she knows ‘former’ homosexuals [...]

Why Christian spin on ‘ex-gay’ study divides families and creates harm

By |2016-11-08T01:49:55+10:00October 12th, 2011|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

A recent study “A longitudinal study of attempted religiously-mediated sexual orientation change.” published in The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy has been hailed by conservative US Christians in publications and websites as a breakthrough. A Christian political group in Australia, the Salt Shakers, was quick to follow, announcing ‘Homosexuals Can Change’. But the study is misleading and this kind [...]