Australia’s Ex-gay World – the clock is ticking

By |2021-08-10T17:39:43+10:00November 20th, 2009|Categories: Conversion therapy, Speech|Tags: , , |

Australia's Ex-gay World - the clock is ticking Presentation at the "Building Community to End the Harm Caused By Heterosexism & Reparative Therapy" Palm Beach Florida 20-22 November 2009 Sponsored by Soulforce, Truth Wins Out, the National Black Justice Coalition, Beyond Ex-Gay, Box Turtle Bulletin, and Equality Florida Background Believing that God would never accept [...]

Why Australian Pentecostals Will Embrace LGBTI People

By |2020-04-07T09:37:42+10:00November 11th, 2009|Categories: Church, Gay Christian|Tags: , , |

It’s inevitable that Australian Pentecostal Churches will welcome gay and lesbian Christians. Let me say that again. It’s inevitable that Australian Pentecostal Churches will welcome gay and lesbian Christians. When I first made that statement to a church leader in 2005 he laughed. ‘That will never happen’, he replied. At that stage I had nothing [...]

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 [...]

How Different My Life Would Have Been If…..

By |2020-07-20T23:11:45+10:00July 13th, 2008|Categories: A Life of Unlearning|Tags: , , , , , |

How Different My Life Would Have Been If........ Presented at 'Claiming our Space – Celebrating Our Diversity' Pitt St Uniting Church, Sydney. Sunday July 13, 2008 (Eve of World Youth Day and visit of Pope Benedict XVI) 1956 Martin Place, Sydney I come from a long line of Anglo-Catholics with a great grandfather, grandfathers and uncles [...]

Straightened Out – Sun Herald 13.07.08

By |2021-06-17T10:54:51+10:00July 13th, 2008|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , , |

Courses to ‘cure’ homosexuality are seen as following God’s will by some Christians, and a danger by others, writes ERIN O’DWYER. JON McNAMARA* came out of the closet when he was 21. For 15 years he lived a homosexual life and for five of those years was in a steady relationship with another man. Then in [...]

CELEBRATING OUR FUTURE – the times they are a changin’

By |2023-01-10T11:07:35+11:00May 25th, 2008|Categories: Church|Tags: , , , , |

Presented by Anthony Venn-Brown at the final meeting of The Evangelical Network Conference, in Phoenix Arizona, 25 May 2008 Note: This article is fairly extensive (6,500 words), so I’ve listed below the various sections covered so if you don’t want to read the entire piece you can scroll down to the relevant section. Would you like [...]

In the name of mercy (SX)

By |2019-03-26T17:50:37+11:00March 26th, 2008|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

In the name of mercy Wednesday, 26 March 2008 Mercy Ministries’ attitudes towards lesbians who seek their help have recently come under public scrutiny. Are they running an ex-gay  program? Adam Bub investigates. Recent media coverage has raised questions about the Christian live-in women’s program run by Mercy Ministries and their treatment of women, including [...]


By |2019-03-24T15:09:07+11:00March 25th, 2008|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

MERCY MINISTRIES – SY ROGERS – HILLSONG Now there are three potentially controversial headlines. Put together, as they were in the Australian press recently, they could be explosive. Many people think these are all one and the same but they are actually separate identities, although there is inter-relatedness. People have been asking for my opinion [...]

The Sy Rogers Story (An Anthony Venn-Brown Perspective)

By |2022-12-29T13:45:57+11:00December 1st, 2007|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

The Sy Rogers Story Sy Rogers is known as a gifted communicator and has a dramatic story of redemption from a very troubled life. Our dialogue has been limited, but has always been gracious and respectful. I’d heard many negative things about Sy, but our meeting at Hillsong Sydney in September 2007 dispelled some of [...]

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