Gay pentecostal

Pentecostal Pastor speaks out about banning conversion therapy

By |2024-04-28T11:05:28+10:00October 25th, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy, Correspondence|Tags: , , |

"It baffles me that many people in the Christian church oppose banning a practice that only causes harm." Pastor Rob Buckingham. Bayside Church PO Box 500 Moorabbin 3189 99-101 Argus Street Cheltenham Victoria 3192 03 9585 2455 The Hon. (Chris) Christopher John Minns, MP. Premier of NSW. 25 October 2023 Dear Premier, I [...]

Moving forward – Chapter 21 A Life of Unlearning (2nd ed)

By |2023-04-16T15:56:54+10:00April 16th, 2023|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church|Tags: , , , , , , |

Chapter 21 A Life of Unlearning (2nd edition) - Moving forward The first and second  editions of A Life of Unlearning sold out. Information about the 3rd edition HERE  The week after the launch of the first edition of A Life of Unlearning, I invited the Honourable Justice Michael Kirby to lunch. This would be a [...]

‘Welcoming, but not affirming’: being gay and Christian

By |2018-03-24T01:22:30+11:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, News article|Tags: , |

‘Welcoming, but not affirming’: being gay and Christian August 30, 2016 1.11pm AEST on The Conversation Author Mark Jennings   Lecturer in Religious Studies, Murdoch University It may seem like LGBT people and conservative Christians inhabit two different worlds. But with 40% of same sex couples in Australia identifying as Christian, LGBT people are likely to [...]

Roman Catholic and Hillsong Church’s Homosexual Hip Hop

By |2024-04-09T10:01:25+10:00October 19th, 2014|Categories: Church, LGBTI|Tags: , , |

In an extraordinary week, both the Catholic Church and Hillsong appeared to be making progress re their attitude, if not their beliefs, about LGBT people. It's a dance. Two steps forward one back. Roman Catholic Church Two steps forward At the Vatican, a Shift in Tone Toward Gays and Divorce One step back Pope Francis [...]

The Specific Challenges for LGBTQ people from Pentecostal/Charismatic backgrounds

By |2023-11-23T10:22:42+11:00August 12th, 2014|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, LGBTI Therapy|Tags: , , , |

Why is it so hard? Resolving the perceived conflict of faith, sexuality and/or gender identity is a difficult path for most people from a traditional, conservative Christian culture. LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) people from Pentecostal or Charismatic backgrounds have specific needs to be addressed in order to resolve the internal conflict and the [...]

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

By |2017-02-25T06:53:17+11:00February 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 [...]

What Happened in Hong Kong

By |2022-05-06T12:03:04+10:00August 5th, 2012|Categories: Gay Christian|Tags: , , , |

Evening meeting University of Hong Kong 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 Hong [...]

Can Gay Christians Have Sex?

By |2021-11-07T09:47:40+11:00February 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. [...]

Two Home Grown Faith/Sexuality Documentaries in MG Film Festival

By |2021-09-24T15:00:24+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 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 [...]

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