19th October 2014
Pope: The Church should not fear change, God is not afraid of new things 56
2:51 PM — Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church should not be afraid of change - after plans to welcome homosexuals were scrapped.
US: Las Vegas chapel that does Elvis-themed weddings says marrying gays is ‘against God’s law’ 26
12:26 PM — A number of wedding chapels in Las Vegas are refusing to marry same-sex couples, after equal marriage became legal there.
US: Idaho couple who cover their car in anti-gay messages claim they’re being persecuted 114
12:05 PM — An Idaho couple who coated their car in homophobic messages to protest equal marriage in the state claim they are being persecuted by gays.
Gay Catholics slam Church for scrapping plans to ‘welcome homosexuals’ 45
11:34 AM — A number of Catholic gay groups have expressed disappointment at the Church's decision to scrap plans to relax anti-gay policies.
18th October 2014
Catholic Church scraps plans to ‘welcome homosexuals’ 231
7:30 PM — The Catholic Church has rejected proposals to relax opposition to same-sex couples.
US: Christian ‘gay rights’ activist raising money for bakery that refused lesbian wedding cake 31
6:40 PM — A Christian gay rights activist is raising money to help a bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
US poll: Young Catholics overwhelmingly support same-sex marriage 21
3:55 PM — A poll has found that young Catholics in the US overwhelmingly approve of homosexuality and same-sex marriage, despite the Church's teachings.
Pope demotes anti-gay Cardinal who thinks homophobia is ‘perfectly just’ 46
1:41 PM — The Pope has ousted notoriously homophobic US Cardinal Raymond Burke from his senior role, it has been confirmed.
Influential megachurch pastor ‘on journey’ towards accepting equal marriage 8
12:15 PM — The pastor at a global megachurch has signalled a shift in stance towards same-sex marriage.
17th October 2014
Naked gay Orthodox priests strip off again for 2015 calendar 11
3:21 PM — The Orthodox Calendar has returned, with men who may or may not be Orthodox priests posing in compromising positions.
Taiwan: Christian groups protest against equal marriage public hearing 10
12:52 PM — Christian groups in Taiwan protested a public hearing on equal marriage on Wednesday outside the Taiwanese parliament in Taipei.
Pictures: Art book portrays Jesus as a gay man 18
12:35 PM — An art book has attracted controversy for portraying Jesus Christ as a young gay man living in the modern world.
Sunday school teacher abused and claimed to ‘cure’ gay teen he threatened with ‘warlock powers’ 9
11:30 AM — A Sunday school teacher in the US state of Kentucky has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a minor under 18, after he threatended him with "warlock powers" in an attempt to stop him from speaking out.
16th October 2014
Second draft of document on accepting gays bows to pressure from bishops 45
6:00 PM — A new draft of a report by the Vatican of which an earlier incarnation was hailed as groundbreaking because it appeared to open a dialogue about gay people, and soften the church's stance on gays.
Scotland for Marriage says ‘silent majority’ who oppose equal marriage should be respected 24
12:52 PM — Campaigners against marriage equality in Scotland have said the "substantial silent majority" should be respected, despite polls showing only a minority oppose the legislation.
15th October 2014
Reverend Richard Coles: I lied to Jimmy Somerville about having HIV 17
4:26 PM — The Reverend Richard Coles has made a frank admission about a rift with his former bandmate Jimmy Somerville.
Comment: Ignore the PR, the Catholic Church continues with its grotesque homophobia 59
2:58 PM — Suggestions the Catholic Church has this week changed its position on homosexuality are wide off the mark, writes National Secular Society President Terry Sanderson.
American Family Association: Christian business owners facing ‘mandatory gay brain-washing’ 25
1:25 PM — Christian business owners are facing 'mandatory gay brain-washing', according to the American Family Association.
14th October 2014
Gay relationships are not ‘positive’, warn Catholic bishops 85
6:22 PM — Catholic bishops in Rome have moved to quash speculation of a dramatic new approach to viewing gay relationships.
Turkey: Gay couple face death threats after staging ‘symbolic’ wedding 9
11:37 AM — A gay couple in Istanbul have lost their jobs, been evicted from their home, and are facing death threats from family members after holding a 'symbolic' open wedding last month.