Articles tagged with: Faith

Mar20

SSO, Brendam Maclean and keeping the faith with George Michael's legacy

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

SSO, Brendam Maclean and keeping the faith with George Michael's legacy

Originally planned as a celebration of George Michael’s landmark album, Faith, the upcomingSydney Symphony Orchestra concert Praying for Time will now serve as a tribute to the late singer’s legacy.

Jul08

Why Equality will improve the 'sanctity of marriage', not hinder it

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 08 July 2014 Written by // Rob MacPherson

Why Equality will improve the 'sanctity of marriage', not hinder it

The Reverend Rob MacPherson questions those who argue for 'sanctity in marriage', from a conventional religious viewpoint, arguing that true 'sanctity' can be achieved in the institution of marriage by taking equality seriously.

Jun03

'Closeted' leaders are hurting themselves and others

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 03 June 2014 Written by // Rob MacPherson

'Closeted' leaders are hurting themselves and others

Reverend Rob MacPherson says leaders who stay in the closet are hurting both us and themselves.

May08

On the ‘right’ of Australians to be bigots

POSTED ON // Thursday, 08 May 2014 Written by // Rob MacPherson

On the ‘right’ of Australians to be bigots

Where does freedom of speech end and freedom from discrimination begin? asks Pastor Rob MacPherson.

Apr04

A Bloke’s Question

POSTED ON // Friday, 04 April 2014 Written by // Rob MacPherson

A Bloke’s Question

You, dear reader, were probably as heartened as I was to witness Sir Tone of Washboard-on-Abs being baled up and reduced to his usual gibbering by a bright, female Newtown high school student who had the temerity to ask (to raucous cheers from fellow students): “Why are you so against legalising gay marriage?”

Feb21

Of genes and privilege

POSTED ON // Friday, 21 February 2014 Written by // Rob MacPherson

Of genes and privilege

Enough has been said in response to Senator (how did THAT happen?) Cory Bernardi’s dim-witted and myopic ravings about any sexual activity other than the hetero-normative variety.

Nov29

What we can and Kant do

POSTED ON // Friday, 29 November 2013 Written by // Rob MacPherson

What we can and Kant do

In an ever-changing universe, as we evolve our notions of goodness and right and wrong also must evolve, writes Rev Rob MacPherson.

Jan21

Growing anger over religious exemptions

POSTED ON // Monday, 21 January 2013

Growing anger over religious exemptions

As a Senate committee prepares to hold public hearings in Sydney this week on Labor's draft national anti-discrimination laws, there’s growing outrage within the LGBTI community and elsewhere over the wide-ranging exemptions offered to religious bodies and other groups that will allow them to continue to legally discriminate against people on several grounds including sexual orientation and gender identity.

Jan08

Straight ‘gay’ American to speak at Christian conference

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 08 January 2013

Straight ‘gay’ American to speak at Christian conference

SYDNEY: A heterosexual man who controversially spent a year in America living “undercover” as a gay person to experience homophobia and discrimination firsthand will be one of the special guests and keynote speakers at a conference in Sydney later this month that will explore questions of faith, sexuality and life as a spiritual journey.

Dec13

Church to help young LGBT adults thrive

POSTED ON // Thursday, 13 December 2012

Church to help young LGBT adults thrive

A new project undertaken by Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Sydney will see it host the city’s first LGBT-friendly young adults group later this month.