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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 [...]

Homosexuality – 9 reasons why the church got it wrong

By |2017-04-29T13:15:16+10:00March 12th, 2013|Categories: Church|Tags: , |

Two important things to mention before we look at the reasons ‘Why we got it SO wrong’.   It is inevitable that the church will accept the fact that homosexualitya sexual orientation, not an abomination. Or a perversion, illness or the result of a dysfunctional upbringing but a natural expression of sexuality that appears in [...]

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 [...]

You can’t compare gays to paedophiles, criminals and addicts

By |2017-04-29T13:32:42+10:00March 9th, 2012|Categories: Church|Tags: , |

It's not uncommon to hear people from conservative religious backgrounds make the statement ‘the Bible says homosexuality is a sin’. This is actually a false statement as there is no chapter or verse for that quote we so often hear in either the Old or New Testaments. It is a belief/assumption based on an interpretation [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

You can’t compare gays to pedophiles, criminals and addicts

By |2017-11-22T10:43:32+10:00January 12th, 2012|Categories: General|Tags: , |

It's not uncommon to sometimes hear people from conservative religious backgrounds make the statement ‘the Bible says homosexuality is a sin’. This is actually a false statement as there is no chapter or verse for that quote we so often hear in either the Old or New Testaments. It is a belief/assumption based on an interpretation [...]

Bayside – first Pentecostal church to accept gays

By |2017-02-13T22:23:50+10:00October 19th, 2009|Categories: Church|Tags: , |

I knew it would only be a matter of time. The message I’ve been waiting to hear from a Pentecostal pulpit in Australia happened on the weekend. Pastor 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 [...]

HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CHURCH – WHY WE GOT IT WRONG

By |2019-04-26T11:41:46+10:00December 29th, 2008|Categories: Church|Tags: , |

  Before looking at homosexuality and the church, two important things should be mentioned. Firstly it is inevitable that the church will accept the fact that homosexuality is an orientation and not an abomination. Same sex orientation is not a perversion, illness or the result of a dysfunctional upbringing but an expression of sexuality that [...]