26th August 2008
Catholic Church’s plan to move Cardinal’s body is “homophobia” 13
10:48 AM — Controversial gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has accused the Vatican of "shameful, dishonourable betrayal" after it decided to move the body of Britain's most famous Catholic convert.
21st August 2008
Polish Reformed Church denies “gay sect” accusations 1
11:37 AM — The Reformed Catholic Church has responded to a recent spate of articles from the Roman Catholic Church in Polandwhich have described the church as a "gay sect".
18th August 2008
Bishop to speak out on Catholic Church’s stance on gay issues 14
3:08 PM — The Bishop of Lancaster will publish a review of the Catholic Church this month that will condemn the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales for its stance on same-sex relationships.
14th August 2008
Gay bishop calls Sydney diocese ‘bigoted’ 2
3:09 PM — The only openly gay Anglican bishop Gene Robinson has spoken out against the Archbishopric of Sydney. Robinson, bishop of New Hampshire, accused Archbishop Dr Peter Jensen and his diocese of intolerance in an interview with Australian magazine SX.
12th August 2008
New Zealand Catholic bishops offer election guidance on gay rights to voters 9
9:58 PM — Catholic bishops in New Zealand have issued a guide to help their worshipers decide who to vote for in the country's upcoming elections. The guide includes advice on the Church's views of abortion, embryo research, euthanasia and gay parenting.
11th August 2008
Book on LGBT life in Muslim cultures published
2:29 PM — The editor of gay Muslim magazine Huriyah has released a book about LGBT people in the Islamic World. Afdhere Jama's book 'Illegal Citizens: Queer lives in the Muslim world' follows the lives of 33 people in 22 countries including Nigeria, Lebanon, Indonesia, Bosnia, China, India, Israel, and Ukraine.
McKellen and Callow strike out at anti-gay bishop 11
12:51 PM — Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Callow, two of the UK's most prominent gay actors, have spoken out against Bishop Joseph Devine. Devine, on of Scotlands most prominent clergymen, expressed his disproval of McKellan's recent honour from the Queen in a controversial speech to St. Aloysius College in Glasgow earlier this year.
8th August 2008
REVIEW: Jeremy Marks, ‘Exchanging the truth of God for a lie’ 15
5:10 PM — In ‘Exchanging the truth of God for a lie: One man’s spiritual journey to find the truth about homosexuality and same-sex partnerships’, Jeremy Marks explores his philosophy on gay Christianity.
Anti-gay Christian “family” group folds in wake of founder’s affair 8
4:05 PM — A fundamentalist organisation run by a former police officer turned preacher has reportedly been disbanded. The Christian Congress for Traditional Values was instrumental in organising anti-gay demonstrations.
7th August 2008
Rowan Williams “a prisoner of the Lambeth mafia” claims gay activist 5
1:49 PM — Peter Tatchell has accused the Anglican church of accommodating homophobes in a way it would never do with racists or anti-Semites.
Archbishop of Canterbury’s support for gay marriage revealed 4
1:34 PM — Correspondence between an evangelical Christian and Rowan Williams has been uncovered which reveals his support for gay marriage.
Anglican leader criticises church for making gays feel “rejected” 1
1:07 PM — Anglican leaders need to correct the wrongful impression that the Church rejects gay and lesbian people, the Archbishop of Wales said yesterday.
6th August 2008
‘God Hates Fags’ sect to picket show about their founder 9
5:39 PM — Alistair Newton, playwright and director of The Pastor Phelps Project: A Fundamentalist Cabaret, has invited the show's inspiration, homophobic pastor Fred Phelps, to the opening night.
Ad standards authority investigating homophobic advert 15
11:35 AM — A newspaper ad placed in the Belfast News Letter ahead of the city's Pride event is being investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority.
5th August 2008
Parenthood and belief in God prompt gay partners to make commitment
10:47 AM — Gay and lesbian couples are more likely to legalise their relationship and hold a commitment ceremony if they have children and strong religious beliefs, says a new study.
4th August 2008
Churches should speak out after gay teen dies in hate crime 21
4:50 PM — A local councillor in Liverpool has called on the city’s religious leaders to come together to condemn violence against gay people after a teenager died after a homophobic attack.
Bishop urges gay priests to “say it out loud” 1
2:56 PM — The only openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church has said many of his fellow clergy have "an unwillingness to be honest" about their sexual orientation.
National Radio Hall of Fame honour for homophobe angers gay activists 1
2:03 PM — James Dobson’s Focus on the Family Daily radio show will become the first religious radio programme inducted into America's National Radio Hall of Fame this November.
“Stay together, but not only as an association of polite friends” 1
11:48 AM — Yesterday the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, gave his concluding Presidential address to the Lambeth Conference 2008.
3rd August 2008
Rowan Williams claims resolution on homosexuality is possible 7
6:09 PM — Despite no agreement on how to tackle the issue of homosexuality in the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury said the "pieces are on the board" for a settlement.