/Tag: Correspondence

Right wing Christian stoops to new lows – Salt Shakers

By |2019-05-09T14:08:56+10:00May 9th, 2012|Categories: General, Marriage Equality|Tags: , , |

A mean spirited newsletter from the Salt Shakers was sent out today. It was titled.... "MORE GOOD NEWS! Be encouraged" reads (emphasis mine).......... "Voters in North Carolina overwhelmingly support marriage between one man and one woman. The referendum - North Carolina Amendment One - was passed yesterday. Amendment One goes beyond simply outlawing same-sex [...]

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 [...]

Email from US preacher Johnny Lee Clary (former KKK) and my response

By |2017-04-29T13:31:42+10:00April 6th, 2012|Categories: Church, General|Tags: |

I thought I'd share this email I received from the Rev. Johnny Lee Clary and my response to him directly below. Scroll down to Dear Johnny to read my response. Johnny's email to me reads....... From: Johnny Lee Clary [] Sent: Saturday, 4 July 2009 12:13 PM Subject: To Mr. Anthony Venn-Brown Importance: High "I [...]

Can Gay Christians Have Sex?

By |2017-04-29T13:33:11+10:00February 28th, 2012|Categories: Gay Christian|Tags: , , |

People often email me looking for answers to questions that are concerning them. Questions I am often asked are Can gay Christians have sex?    Should they be celibate?    If they can't marry shouldn't they then refrain?  Aren't only heterosexual relationships allowed in the bible? Here is one I recently received and my response. [...]

An Open Letter to Peter Madden (CDP)

By |2017-04-29T13:39:54+10:00February 7th, 2011|Categories: Church|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dear Peter How big is that hole you are digging for yourself at the Christian Democratic Party headquarters? Your YouTube video “Heal Our Land - Stand for Righteousness”, calling for a shutdown of Mardi Gras ‘anarchy’, as you call it, has caused quite a stir. I am sure you were unaware of the backlash this [...]

Email to a mega-church Pastor – the “gay lifestyle” and more

By |2019-07-21T12:21:47+10:00July 21st, 2009|Categories: Church|Tags: , , , |

I won't identify which mega-church pastor this is or what country they are from. In good time all will be revealed and it will be their prerogative. WHY AM I POSTING THIS HERE? I am posting this recently sent email to encourage people about the level of dialogue that is going on with some Pentecostal [...]

Letter to the Australian Assemblies of God National Executive

By |2019-05-03T12:25:18+10:00May 3rd, 2005|Categories: Church, General|Tags: , , |

3 May 2005 Dear Executive Members I’m writing to see if there is some way I may be of help to the Assemblies of God in Australia which will eventually assist those members and families facing difficulties and even alienation because of the issue of sexual orientation. I never imagined I would be writing to [...]

Mother of gay son says “I’ve had enough of your cruel, ‘well-meaning.’ religious rhetoric”

By |2019-05-01T13:43:10+10:00May 1st, 2000|Categories: Church, News article|Tags: |

This letter appeared in the Sunday Concord Monitor (NH) on April 30, 2000 By SHARON UNDERWOOD For the Valley News (White River Junction, VT/Hanover, NH) As the mother of a gay son, I've seen firsthand how cruel and misguided people can be. Many letters have been sent to the Valley News concerning the homosexual menace [...]