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Conversion bill debate reveals Church’s hypocrisy – Sydney Morning Herald

The legislation before the Victorian Upper House is too important an issue to remain quiet.

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My childhood was heavily influenced by my Catholic upbringing. I attended Catholic primary and high school, and went to church every Sunday morning. At a young age, I began to realise that I was different from the other kids. I remember regularly being called a poof and being teased for being too feminine.
Melbourne Catholic Archbishop Peter Comensoli.Credit:Penny Stephens
I remember the anxiety I felt around the possibility that I was gay. The obsessive and intrusive thoughts plagued by an intense…

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