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Undercover in a gay conversion camp (Womens Weekly)

By |2018-10-14T14:46:33+11:00June 2nd, 2015|Categories: News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , |

Undercover in a gay conversion camp Published in the Australian Womens Weekly written by Clair Weaver Jun 1, 2015 Across Australia, religious groups are offering to help gays and lesbians overcome same-sex attraction. Clair Weaver goes undercover to find out what’s going on. HANDS in the air, eyes to the sky and bodies swaying to [...]

Gay conversion therapy still thriving online (news.com.au)

By |2019-05-02T23:28:33+10:00May 28th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

Gay conversion therapy still thriving online despite condemnation of ex-gay ministries ROHAN SMITH news.com.au   May 28, 2015  A WEBSITE that pushes the “gay cure” message led a young Australian to the brink of suicide. What’s more frightening is that the same message is still being pushed online and was once available to users via [...]

Survivors tell their horror stories of ex-gay/conversion therapy treatments in Australia (News.com.au)

By |2019-05-20T12:19:33+10:00May 19th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , , |

Survivors tell their horror stories of ex-gay therapy treatments in Australia By Rohan Smith Published News.com.au May 19, 2015 SOME were starved and forced into exorcisms, others were banned from masturbating and brainwashed into believing they could “pray the gay away”. The bizarre, humiliating, deadly “treatments” some gay Australians were subjected to by so-called “ex-gay” [...]

Has Australian Ex-gay become Gay Christian with a Twist?

By |2017-06-26T12:37:36+10:00March 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. LCM 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 [...]