20th April 2014
US evangelist: Putin is ‘doing what’s right for Russia’ with anti-gay laws 12
9:26 PM — Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has said in an Easter discussion that Vladimir Putin is 'doing what's right for Russia' by implementing anti-gay policies.
UK: Nursery worker, fired for refusing to read ‘gay stories’ to children, sues for religious discrimination 121
2:04 PM — A Christian nursery worker, who was fired after giving a Bible to a lesbian colleague and refusing to read 'gay stories' to children, is suing her former employer for religious discrimination.
19th April 2014
US: Colorado faith leaders form coalition to back same-sex marriage 10
5:29 PM — Faith leaders in Colorado have formed a coalition to lobby in favour of same-sex marriage.
Archbishop of Canterbury: It is ‘almost impossible’ for some Christians to accept same-sex marriage 36
9:23 AM — Admitting the "great harm" which has been done to gay and lesbian groups, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said he thinks it is "almost impossible" for some Christians around the world to accept same-sex marriage.
18th April 2014
Ethiopia: Church activists who claim ‘gays rape children’ drop planned protests 24
2:08 PM — Religious groups which deem being gay "dangerous" and claim that gay people "rape children" have been forced to abandon plans to demonstrate in Ethiopia’s capital.
17th April 2014
US: ‘Gay cure’ defence group sells coffee to raise legal funds 8
11:11 PM — A group which defends against challenges to 'ex-gay' therapy has started selling coffee to raise legal funds
Five Westboro Baptist Church members met with 1,500-strong peaceful protest in Massachusetts 5
7:10 PM — Five members of the adamantly anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church were met with over 1,500 peaceful protesters at a university basketball match.
Essex Catholic Bishop: I find it ‘difficult’ to accept equal marriage 35
3:04 PM — The new Bishop of Brentwood says he finds it "difficult" to accept same-sex marriage.
Islamic preacher who says gays should be thrown off mountains for ‘evil sin’ banned from London uni 52
1:03 PM — An Islamic preacher who urged for gay people to be thrown off mountains has been barred from attending an event at the University of East London.
Australia: Christian youth camp loses appeal against discrimination ruling 2
12:19 PM — A Christian youth camp which was ordered to pay damages for discriminating against a gay youth support charity in 2010 when it refused to accept its booking, has now lost its appeal against the court's ruling.
Televangelist Pat Robertson: It’s impossible for Christians not to associate with gay people 14
11:48 AM — US televangelist Pat Robertson has said it would be virtually impossible for Christians not to associate or befriend "homosexual people" as they're "very creative," and so exist virtually everywhere in the arts and fashion industries.
16th April 2014
Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera leaves Canada after homophobic leaflet arrest 15
9:32 PM — Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera has finally left Canada, after an arrest for handing out 'graphic' homophobic leaflets on Monday.
US: Obama picks gay bishop for closing prayers at Easter Breakfast 5
8:33 PM — Barack Obama picked an openly gay bishop to deliver the closing prayers at the annual White House Easter Prayers Breakfast on Monday.
Peter Tatchell Foundation urges extension of civil partnerships to straight couples 6
3:48 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has written to Helen Grant, the minister in charge of the future of civil partnerships, to urge that they are kept and extended to opposite-sex couples.
Norway’s PM offers support for same-sex church weddings 2
1:42 PM — The Prime Minster of Norway has offered her support to allowing same-sex couples to marry in churches.
Financial blow to Church of Scotland as more congregations quit over gay ministers 12
11:18 AM — Two Edinburgh churches are quitting the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay ordination.
15th April 2014
Watch: Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada for homophobic leaflets 32
10:42 PM — Anti-gay activists Peter LaBarbera and Bill Whatcott have been arrested in Canada for distributing homophobic leaflets, days after LaBarbera was detained at the border.
US radio host: Advert featuring gay dads is like axe murder 25
8:21 PM — Christian radio host Kevin Swanson has compared 'promoting homosexuality' to murdering people with an axe.
Golfer who agrees that being gay is ‘an open rebellion to God’ wins Masters 14
5:52 PM — A golfer who voiced his support for a sports analyst who said gay NBA player Jason Collins' coming out was an "open rebellion to God" has won the Masters.
14th April 2014
Chile: Pastor blames deadly forest fire on same-sex unions bill 29
10:22 PM — A Chilean pastor has blamed forest fires near the city of Valparaíso on the discussion of a bill which would allow for same-sex civil unions.