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Sam Allberry: Is God Anti-Gay
Westside Church
Vancouver, BC
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Sam Allberry: Is God Anti-Gay
Is God Anti-Gay?: Vancouver 2016

It's the hot topic of the moment and Christians, the church, and the Bible seem to be at radical odds with the modern attitudes towards homosexuality. Amidst the growing hostility towards those who hold a different view than the cultures, and the often cold unloving responses from the Christian church, this conference seeks to answer the question: Is God anti-gay?

Our speaker, author and Pastor Sam Allberry, shares his approach to this topic while having lived with same-sex attraction since his early teen years. As a unique voice on this topic, he writes in his book that:

Through it all, as someone who lives with homosexuality, I have found biblical Christianity to be a wonderful source of comfort and joy. Gods word to me on this issue at times feels confusing and difficult. But it is nevertheless deeply and profoundly good. The gospel of Jesus is wonderful news for someone who experiences same-sex attraction. - Is God anti-gay?(p.10)

In answering the question of whether or not God is anti-gay, Sam responds:

No. But he is against who all of us are by nature, as those living apart from him and for ourselves. Hes anti that guy, whatever that guy looks like in each of our lives. But because he is bigger than us, better than us, and able to do these things in ways we would struggle to, God loves that guy too. Loves him enough to carry his burden, take his place, clean him up, make him whole, and unite him for ever to himself.  - Is God anti-gay?(p. 13)

The conference aims to equip believers to be able to understand and articulate to others the message of the Bible on this issue, and answer some very important modern objections and questions surrounding the historical Biblical position. As this topic does not appear to be going away anytime soon, now is the time for the church to be prepared to give a gracious and loving response.

Our hope is that many congregations throughout the lower mainland will encourage their people to attend this conference in order to learn how to approach this topic while remaining faithful to the Bible. Below you should find everything you need to promote this event in your church, but if you have any additional questions please let us know and we will be happy to help.


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Conference schedule:

Friday: April 29
6:00pm Doors open
6:30pm Worship & Sessions 1&2
9:00pm Done

Saturday: April 30
8:30am Doors open
9:00am Worship & Sessions 3&4 (with breaks throughout the morning)
11:45am Q&A
1:00pm Done

Conference fees and ticketing:
- $15 per person
-For more information or questions on ticketing please contact

Will you offer childcare for the Look at the Book conference?
No, we will not be able to facilitate childcare for this conference, but there will be a parents room available with video streaming of the conference for those with fussy or crying babies.

Can I get a room to meet with people from my church before or after the conference?
No, unfortunately we cant accommodate meeting rooms. Other options are to rent a room at the Vancouver Public Library across the street or the Westin Grand next door.

Location and Parking?
The conference will be held at our church building, The Centre: 777 Homer St. in downtown Vancouver. There are lots of parking lots nearby. Preferred parking rates are available at designated lots.

Are meals provided with the conference fee?
No. There are a variety of restaurants around the Centre to eat at before or after the conference, and there will be concession items available for purchase inside.

Can I register for only part of the conference?
You are welcome to attend partial sessions, but there is only full conference registration available.

Will the conference be live streamed?
We will not be live streaming the conference, but we will be recording the conference. If you are interested in using this media content please contact

I registered but I cant attend. What is the refund policy?
We are not providing refunds for this event, but you may give your ticket to a friend.


Westside Church (View)
777 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2W1



Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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