12th July 2014
Church of England dismisses Sir Elton John’s claim that Jesus would back gay rights 52
11:35 AM — The Church of England has dismissed Sir Elton John's assertion that Jesus would have been in favor of gay rights.
11th July 2014
US: Virginia Family Foundation to fast for 40 days over same-sex marriage 41
6:38 PM — An anti-gay group has announced it will hold a 40-day fast to combat same-sex marriage.
Quakers have ‘underground railroad’ to help gay Ugandans escape the country 44
5:33 PM — A group of Quakers have formed an underground network to help gay Ugandans escape the country.
Pastor who preaches that ‘being gay is a choice’ opens church in Kent 64
4:59 PM — A controversial church movement which denounces homosexuality as a "sinful impulse" has opened in Sevenoaks, Kent.
Anti-gay activist: Gays just want a ‘cheap orgasm’ and can’t handle being ‘real men’ 53
3:45 PM — An American anti-gay activist has taken to the airwaves to say that men who have sex with men are just looking for a “cheap orgasm”, because they can’t handle the pressure of being a “real man” and marrying a woman.
Human Rights Watch: Ugandan ruling against gay rights activists ‘deeply flawed’ 2
2:42 PM — The Human Rights Watch has strongly criticised a ruling against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.
10th July 2014
US: Complaint filed against 36 ministers for blessing same-sex wedding 5
7:08 PM — Three dozen Methodist Ministers are the subject of a complaint, and are subject to disciplinary action, for blessing a same-sex wedding.
MP calls for a ‘conscience clause’ to protect baker which refused ‘support gay marriage’ cake 76
5:10 PM — An MP has called for a "conscience clause" to be introduced to allow religious business owners to discriminate based on their opposition to issues like same-sex marriage.
9th July 2014
First gay clergy member to marry in UK considers suing Church of England after sacking 14
7:08 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK, who was later sacked for doing so, has accused the Church of England of homophobia, and says he is considering legal action.
UK: Christian bakery ‘gay cake’ row taken to PMQs 36
3:40 PM — In the first question during today’s broadcast of Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron was called on to respond to the case of the bakery which may face legal action after refusing to bake a pro-equal marriage cake.
Christian group claims it healed 40 people of HIV at Pride event 30
3:25 PM — A Christian group that infiltrated a Pride event has claimed that it healed 40 people of HIV.
Indonesia: Transgender women find space to worship in hair salon turned school 1
1:34 PM — A school opened in 2008 in a hair salon continues to offer transgender women a safe space to pray and study.
8th July 2014
US: Episcopal churches go to court over $500 million in property over gay priests 5
6:04 PM — Several dozen Episcopal churches in the US state of South Carolina are suing the national church over the introduction of gay priests, stating that they should be able to retain property when they leave the church.
Does international aid help or hinder LGBT people in foreign countries? 8
12:58 PM — International aid donor groups host discussion about the effectiveness of aid for LGBT rights in developing countries.
Christian bakery faces legal action for refusing to make ‘support gay marriage’ Bert and Ernie cake 128
11:43 AM — A Christian-owned bakery in Northern Ireland may face legal action, after being informed that it broke the law by refusing to bake a cake for a customer, based on the management's opposition to gay rights.
7th July 2014
Report explores what it is like to be LGBT and Muslim in the US 38
6:34 PM — A documentary released last week by Al Jazeera America, explored issued faced by people both LGBT and Muslim in America.
Priest: World Cup is a ‘homosexual abomination’ because players wear gay shoes 69
5:53 PM — A Russian Orthodox Priest has claimed that the World Cup is an abomination because players wear brightly-coloured shoes.
Bryan Fischer: We discriminate against necrophiliacs, why not gays? 21
5:07 PM — Anti-gay activist Bryan Fischer has claimed that discrimination against gay people isn't a problem, because we also discriminate against necrophiliacs.
US: Bishop in lesbian marriage forms new gay-inclusive congregation 4
4:29 PM — A bishop who was forced to resign from her Baptist church after marrying a woman has formed a new congregation.
Christian Concern: Elton John is ‘staggeringly arrogant’ for saying Jesus would support gay rights 48
2:52 PM — Christian Concern has attacked Sir Elton John for claiming that if Jesus were alive, he would support gay rights.