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The first Australian Anglican parish to apologise to the LGBTI community

By |2017-02-04T00:02:18+10:00July 19th, 2014|Categories: Church|Tags: , |

This address was given at St Marks, Fitzroy, Victoria at the LGBTI apology Saturday 19 July 2014 Sorry: tiny word - HUGE implications Sorry is such a simple word. Sadly it can never automatically right the wrongs of the past but, said with deep sincerity and authenticity, creates the potential for healing and reconciliation. "Sorry" [...]

Suffering, death, resurrection. Easter, it’s a gay journey

By |2019-04-20T15:01:08+10:00April 20th, 2014|Categories: Gay Christian, General, LGBTI, News article, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , |

Suffering, death, resurrection. Easter, it's a gay journey  Last Saturday night I lit a candle in the upstairs bar of the Stonewall Hotel as members of the LGBT community, straight friends and allies gathered for the #Vigil4Hope.  A symbolic act? A ritual? #Vigil4Hope was held to remember LGBT people who had taken their own lives [...]

World Vision US and the saddest 48 hours in modern Christian history

By |2017-04-29T12:28:32+10:00March 27th, 2014|Categories: Church|Tags: , |

I'm still shaking my head at what's happened in the last 48 hours with the World Vision US debacle. On Monday, Christianity Today reported that, World Vision US, one of America's largest Christian charities, made a groundbreaking announcement that they will now permit gay Christians in legal same-sex marriages to be employed at the organisation. [...]

The church and homosexuality -the challenges in Christian churches and contexts

By |2017-03-25T23:37:24+10:00February 27th, 2014|Categories: Church, General, Speech|Tags: , |

This presentation was initially given at A Different Conversation Conference  27 February - 1 March 2014 L to R Anthony Venn-Brown, Rev Rod Bower, Rev Matt Glover Introduction I is a challenge. A huge challenge. Of all the things that I have done I think working in the space of shifting the churches understanding of [...]

Never before in Australia – homosexuality, gender indentity and Christianity

By |2017-04-29T12:30:55+10:00February 20th, 2014|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , |

Never before in Australia has such a broad range of people come together to discuss homosexuality, gender identity and Christianity. A Different Conversation provides a respectful space to talk about LGBT people both in and out of the church in order to bring greater understanding. A Different Conversation has an enormous range of twenty, yes [...]

Hillsong: Pastor Brian Houston and the pink elephant in the room

By |2019-05-05T22:48:59+10:00August 30th, 2013|Categories: Church, Gay Christian|Tags: , |

Pastor Brian Houston talks about the pink elephant in the room Contrary to popular opinion, homosexuality or the 'gay issue' is not often mentioned from Hillsong pulpits; for or against. On Sunday 18 August 2013, Hillsong's Senior Pastor, Brian Houston, preached a message that  was broadcast to all Hillsong congregations around the world in over [...]

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 [...]

We’re here, we’re queer…and we’re believers

By |2017-02-25T06:53:17+10:00February 20th, 2013|Categories: Gay Christian|Tags: , , |

Society has forever tried to tell homosexual people what they can and can't be. You can't exist and we will take your life. Indeed the last hanging of a gay man in the British Empire happened in Australia in 1867. Some African and Middle Eastern counties still have the death penalty for homosexual men. We [...]

Unwanted same sex attraction – what is it?

By |2018-05-07T18:59:50+10:00February 10th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

Unwanted same sex attraction? Shakespeare said “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” but in the ex-gay/conversion therapy world it’s all about semantics. I’m sorry honey, you may call it ‘unwanted same sex attraction’ but let’s call a spade a spade; YOU’RE GAY! Whilst the fundamental beliefs (homosexuality is a flawed, unnatural [...]