11th September 2009
Belfast church allowed judicial review on ‘homophobic’ ads 23
2:20 PM — A Belfast church has been granted a judicial review on a ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that its adverts were homophobic. Sandown Free Presbyterian Church appealed the decision in the high court.
10th September 2009
Gay-friendly church asks ‘Would Jesus discriminate?’ 99
5:28 PM — A liberal church movement has launched a new campaign designed to ask people whether Jesus would discriminate against others. The Metropolitan Community Church, which has congregations in more than 20 countries, is strongly committed to gay rights and support same-sex marriage.
9th September 2009
Gay bishop Gene Robinson: ’20 years ago, coming out was almost like committing suicide’ 5
4:55 PM — The first gay US bishop, Gene Robinson, has spoken about coming out, his relationship with his former wife, and the chances of more gay bishops being elected.
8th September 2009
Church of Scotland selects gay man to train as minister 3
11:23 AM — A Church of Scotland presbytery has nominated an openly gay man to begin training as a minister. The unnamed gay man, who is in a civil partnership, was nominated last Tuesday by Hamilton Presbytery, the third largest in Scotland.
28th August 2009
Gay bishop Gene Robinson to appear at Christian festival 25
3:43 PM — A controversial gay cleric will be one of the attractions a Christian music and arts festival being held in Cheltenham this Bank Holiday weekend.
LGBT rights group’s conversations with the faithful now available online 9
3:22 PM — America's largest LGBT rights organisation has announced the release of a unique online collection of meditations on religious belief.
26th August 2009
Lutheran decision on gay clergy welcomed by LGBT group 4
11:45 AM — America's largest LGBT rights organisation has welcomed the decision by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) to lift its ban on noncelibate lesbian and gay pastors.
25th August 2009
Irish gay group rejects Cardinal’s attack on civil partnerships 72
10:20 AM — Ireland's largest gay rights group has responded to an attack on civil partnerships by the country's Roman Catholic leader.
24th August 2009
Irish cardinal renews attack on civil partnerships 102
11:13 AM — The spiritual leader of Ireland's Roman Catholics has said that civil partnerships undermine marriage.
21st August 2009
Israeli rabbis discuss gay parenting 12
3:25 PM — A Jewish initiative may see gay men marrying women to have children while continuing relationships with their male partners.
20th August 2009
Lutherans agree to disagree on gay relationships 2
4:22 PM — The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's assembly agreed by just one vote yesterday to recognise gay relationships but acknowledge differing views.
18th August 2009
Lutheran church to vote on gay clergy 3
10:39 AM — The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is to decide this week whether to acceptgay clergy in sexually active monogamous relationships. Currently, only celibate gays can serve.
14th August 2009
Scottish minister quits Kirk over gay ordination 10
5:39 PM — A Church of Scotland minister has quit both his post and the Kirk over the ordination of an openly gay man. John MacLeod, 39, from the Church's World Mission at St Andrew's Kirk in Nassau, Bahamas, resigned in June.
Religious groups planning to derail gay protections in Equality Bill 126
2:15 PM — A number of faith groups are planning to fight anti-discrimination protections for gay people in the Equality Bill. An email seen by PinkNews.co.uk suggests the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is throwing its support behind the efforts.
Priest’s anger over Archbishop of Canterbury’s remarks about gays 17
11:48 AM — A Romford priest has written an open letter to Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams after Dr Williams said the gay "lifestyle" was at odds with the church's teaching.
7th August 2009
Glasgay festival’s play Jesus, Queen of Heaven upsets Christians 54
1:00 PM — Fundamentalist Christians have claimed that a play to be performed later this year as part of the Glasgay arts festival is insulting to their beliefs.
5th August 2009
Church of England groups push for gay ordinations 10
11:52 AM — A number of progessive groups in the Church of England are pushing for gay ordinations of bishops and same-sex blessings.
4th August 2009
Catholic states ‘more likely to support gay rights’ 7
3:40 PM — US states with the highest proportion of Catholics are more likely to support gay rights, research has claimed.
3rd August 2009
Scottish councillor: ‘Gays are sad and atheists are damned to hell’ 329
5:33 PM — A Scottish councillor has described "so-called" gays as "really very sad people" and said that non-believers are "damned to hell".
Two gay priests among nominations for LA bishop 9
11:40 AM — Two gay Episcopal priests are among the six nominated candidates for the role of assistant bishop of Los Angeles. The US Anglican church recently voted to reject a moratorium on consecrating new gay bishops.