Australian ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy ministry appoints new leader....but

One of the few remaining ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy organisations in Australia has announced the appointment of a new leader after the resignation of Haydn Sennitt last year. The December newsletter reads:
"The Liberty Committee is excited to announce that Allan Starr has been appointed as our new part-time Pastoral Worker. He will begin with us in February 2014. After three years of theological training, Allan spent ten years assisting in various Sydney churches in a pastoral role. His experience in teaching and caring for individuals and groups equips him well for this new role. We had a number of impressive applicants for the position, but felt that Allan was the one who offered the best combination of training and experience to help us move ahead as a ministry. We are thankful to God for answering our prayers and making it possible for Allan to join us. He is married to Meredith and has three young children.
One wonders if "We had a number of impressive applicants for the position", is actually true or whether this is a bit of a smoke screen considering what's been said about them?

Allan Starr, the newly appointed pastoral worker, seems to have little or no public profile except when he was robbed in his parish in Bankstown. So why is Allan the best man for the job to work with those with unwanted same sex attraction ???

The questions remain.......

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Anthony Venn-Brown is the co-founder and former leader of Freedom2b, Australia’s largest network of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people from Christian backgrounds. He is also an educator and consultant on LGBT/faith issues and leader in deconstructing the ‘ex-gay’ myth. Anthony’s autobiography 'A Life of Unlearning', details his journey from married, high profile preacher in Australia’s mega-churches to living as an openly gay man. Anthony has been twice voted ‘One of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians’ (2007 & 2009) and  was one of four finalists for the 2011 ACON Community Hero Award. He is also the founder and director of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International.

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