3 – A Church of England blogger wrote in a letter to her MP that legalising equal marriage could lead to children being taught to “eat human faeces” in schools.

Writing in her letter to her MP, Dr Lisa Nolland, lay minister and blogger for Anglican Mainstream, claimed that legalising same-sex marriage would lead to children being taught risky sexual practises in school, including “eating human faeces”.

“We teach our children to wash their hands after going to the toilet; THT’s site resource, “The Bottom Line” (p. 16) describes individuals who gain sexual stimulation by eating human faeces as part of their sex “play”. What madness is happening here?”

A spokesperson for the Terrence Higgins Trust, described Dr Nolland’s proclamation as “silly”.

2 – A satirical article about Mike Tyson having gender reassignment surgery, was mistaken for reality by news websites

Several African online newspapers picked up a spoof story about Mike Tyson undergoing gender reassignment surgery, which was published on a satirical UK website at the end of November. Headlines included  ”Mike Tyson sex change operation ‘a complete success’, say surgeons”.

The original article read: “Referee Mitch Halpern stopped the bout in the 11th round saying Tyson looked flushed, was sweating profusely and appeared to be lactating heavily from his left breast.”

1 – Linda Harvey, a US radio host, said that gays were not ‘people’, and so were not protected by the US constitution

Following the lead of the Pope who said that marriage equality could threaten the future of humanity, Linda Harvey, a radio host with an Ohio based Christian radio station WRFD asked her Mission America listeners: “Why should the equal protection argument be made in favour of homosexual behavior, which is changeable?  People are not naturally homosexual, so the definition of ‘person’ in the Fourteenth Amendment is being twisted to make this assumption.

Merry Christmas, Linda, and a Happy New Year, from the PinkNews editorial team.