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"A Life of Unlearning – a journey to find the truth"

“A Life of Unlearning – a journey to find the truth” is the blog of Anthony Venn-Brown, one of the speakers at this afternoon’s Claiming Our Place/Celebrating our Diversity gathering at Pitt Street Uniting Church, and a very engaging speaker he is. He avers that Hillsong has already made significant changes. Read his blog to see more.

Anthony was a leader in the Assemblies of God and a regular preacher in the mega Pentecostal churches of Australia. For 22 years, he tried desperately to change his same sex orienation through psychiatric treatment, exorcisms, ex-gay programs, 40-day fasts. After 16 years of marriage, he eventually had to admit that nothing had changed. In 1991, he faced the toughest decision of his life; be true to himself and lose everything he held dear or continue to live a lie.

See also the Freedom 2 B[e] site.

Other speakers included Catholic gay activist Michael Kelly, Sydney Anglican David Reeder, and South Sydney Uniting Church’s Dorothy McRae-McMahon; Andrew Collis officiated, and the Sydney Morning Herald journalist David Marr moderated the discussions, with the wall plaques of ancestral Fairfaxes watching on.

The Herald-Sun has been very quick off the mark, as I am only just home!

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Wombat Dreaming and other blogmarks

Wombat Dreaming is really cute, the ongoing adventures of a furry Australian. I was reminded of the long-ago children’s radio serial by Ruth Park.

A blogmark is a blog stored in a special section of your BlogExplosion files. As the parade of blogs goes past every now and again there is one you decide to come back to from time to time. Wombat Dreaming is one of those.

Here are a few other blogmarks from July 2008. Each image is linked to its blog.

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Cowboy Dog (above is an example)

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Really great photos there!

And more…

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