30th April 2014
New Zealand pastor: ‘Gays are going to hell unless they can be healed’ 30
3:31 PM — A church pastor in New Zealand has argued “gays are going to hell, and they can only avoid eternal damnation by being healed of their homosexuality”.
29th April 2014
United Methodist Church extends benefits to same-sex spouses and partners 3
11:25 PM — Despite not allowing same-sex marriage, same-sex spouses working at any general agency of the United Methodist Church will be entitled to state benefits.
NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher: We should aim for a sub-culture of ‘traditional marriage’ 11
6:46 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage's co-founder Maggie Gallagher has said that same-sex marriage opponents must shift to trying to sustain a sub-culture of 'traditional marriage'.
Mormon sexuality survey: Are you heterosexual, or heterosexual? 9
5:37 PM — A survey aimed at young Mormons asked them about their sexual orientation, without giving any predefined options other than heterosexual.
Church of England’s top female cleric would have ‘no problem’ blessing same-sex marriages 6
3:59 PM — The Dean of York - tipped as potentially being the first female bishop in England - has called the Church of England's stance over equal marriage "dreadful," saying she would have no problem blessing same-sex weddings herself.
28th April 2014
AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians 156
7:52 PM — The American Family Association has claimed that by pledging not to discriminate against their customers, Mississippi businesses are 'bullying' Christians.
US: Clergy members challenge North Carolina same-sex marriage ban with lawsuit 4
5:06 PM — A lawsuit challenging the US state of North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban was today filed by clergy members in the state.
27th April 2014
Republican senator: John Kerry working against Ugandan anti-gay law would upset God 36
8:09 PM — A Republican state senator has claimed that God would be upset that Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to stop Uganda's anti-gay law.
Rowan Williams: People still say I let them down on gay rights, but an Archbishop can’t be a campaigner 26
4:51 PM — Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said that people are still upset he didn't push the gay rights agenda more than he did.
UK: African bishops ‘deeply troubled’ by lack of action over gay clergy marrying 22
12:22 PM — A group of African bishops have said they are 'deeply troubled' by the lack of action against clergy flouting the ban on same-sex marriage.
26th April 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign launches $8.5m initiative in deep south states 3
7:41 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a massive $8.5m (£5m) gay rights initiative across Misssisippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
US: School board votes not to ban ‘Two Boys Kissing’ book 10
4:07 PM — A Virginia school board has voted unanimously against banning a gay-themed young adult novel, after a lengthy public hearing.
Gay Neon Trees singer: Mormon leaders say terrible things, but I’m not throwing away my faith 10
1:19 PM — Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn has said he still considers himself a Mormon after coming out, despite the 'terrible' things that have been said by some of the church leaders.
US: Christian college attempts to shut down student newspaper over pro-gay article 13
12:59 PM — A Christian university is confiscating copies of the campus's student newspaper, after it ran a story about a gay student.
AFA: Harvey Milk stamp is honouring a ‘known sexual predator’ and ‘paedophile’ 19
12:19 PM — The American Family Association has attacked the release of a stamp in honour of gay rights hero Harvey Milk, describing him as a 'known sexual predator'.
Australia: Indian gay student granted asylum after being held captive by family 6
11:55 AM — A gay Indian student whose family attempted to force him into an arranged marriage with a woman has been granted asylum in Australia.
25th April 2014
Dan Savage: If there is a gay mafia, it’s the slowest mafia on earth 6
9:30 PM — Gay columnist Dan Savage has joked about claims of a 'gay mafia', saying that if it exists, it's the slowest mafia on Earth.
US: Virginia Christian group planning 40-day hunger strike over same-sex marriage 95
7:48 PM — An evangelical Christian group in Virginia have announced they will hold a 40-day hunger strike in protest of same-sex marriage.
UK: Unitarian church given green light to perform same-sex marriages 3
5:26 PM — A Unitarian church in Cambridge has been told it can begin marrying gay couples following a bureaucratic delay.
US: Group of Illinois religious leaders offer to perform same-sex marriages
3:52 PM — A list of religious clergy happy to perform same-sex marriages has been compiled by a gay rights group.