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Word for Word

27 Apr 2014

Inside Ex-Gay: the naked truth – Breaking Free (Part 3 of 4)

News & Politics, Society & Culture

Ex Gay 03EXCLUSIVE: 

Inside Ex-Gay: the naked truth, consists of four radio documentary episodes and a web site full of resources and information to assist members of the LGBTI community who are struggling to reconcile their sexuality and faith.

EPISODE THREE:

This third episode of Inside Ex-Gay: the naked truth, features a very special interview with Pastor Cath McKinney and the Convenor of the recently launched Australian Equality Party, Jason Tuazon-McCheyne.

Jason tells his story – from growing up in an evangelical church, studying theology in the US, working as a minister in Melbourne and having to leave the church behind.

Though Jason is now a prominent LGBTI activist, he was once a theology student and evangelical church minister. Many of his gay friends chose to suppress their homosexuality, however Jason chose to leave ministry behind and embrace a committed long term relationship with his now husband of 14 years and together they have a son.

Describing the Church as his “enemy”, Jason feels his many gifts of Christian leadership are not wanted in the church.

Cath McKinney is a church minister who has experienced the suffering and rejection known by Jason in her interaction with many of Melbourne’s ex-gay survivors and LGBTI Christian leaders.

Despite the differing stories, both Cath and Jason have experienced a profound common truth – that being stuck in a place of confusion about sexuality in the midst of an exclusive Christian world can be a deadly thing.

It’s a raw and honest look at life as a gay person of faith in Australia. For more information about this third episode of Inside Ex-gay: the naked truth, or for extra resources about the ex-gay movement in Australia and abroad, please visit the accompanying web site. 

GET HELP NOW: 

In an emergency always call ’000′

LifeLine – 24/7 counselling and referral service   T: 13 11 14

Q-Life – counselling / referral service for people from diverse sexuality and gender backgrounds.  T: 1800 184 527 between (5.30pm – 10:30pm)

 

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