2nd December 2008
Christian counsellor should have gay opt-out, employment tribunal told 9
12:43 PM — A man sacked from relationships counselling organisation Relate claimed that his refusal to treat gay couples was parallel to doctors refusing to carry out an abortion, an employment tribunal heard yesterday.
Vatican opposes UN resolution on decriminalisation 18
12:19 PM — The Vatican's observer at the United Nations has criticised a European Union initiative on homosexuality.
1st December 2008
Christian claims religious discrimination over refusal to counsel gays 10
3:54 PM — A group created "to stand up publicly against a tide of unChristian legal and political changes in the United Kingdom" is backing an employment tribunal case.
Hundreds attend memorial for murdered gay teenager 3
11:30 AM — Liverpool's Anglican cathedral held a well-attended memorial service for a young gay man on Saturday.
28th November 2008
Liverpool Cathedral to host memorial service for murdered gay teenager 8
4:20 PM — Tomorrow evening Liverpudlians gay and straight will pay tribute to a young man murdered in an allegedly homophobic attack.
Writers create pro-gay ‘Princess Diana’ bible 8
1:17 PM — Film-maker Max Mitchell has announced plans to publish a pro gay translation of The Bible to be called 'The Princess Diana Bible'.
27th November 2008
Malaysia’s fatwa council explains how ‘tomboys’ become lesbians 15
4:32 PM — A Malaysian religious leader has spoken for the first time in detail about the ramifications of the fatwa passed last month that ruled against women indulging in activities deemed as 'masculine.'
Polish Catholics boycott IKEA over catalogue “promoting” homosexuality 33
3:55 PM — Catholics in Poland are calling for a boycott of furniture retailer IKEA because its catalogue features pictures of same-sex couples.
26th November 2008
Russian Orthodox ‘vigilante groups’ worry gay rights activists 8
3:39 PM — From next month religiously-motivated gangs will be on the streets of Moscow, assisting police with monitoring "suspicious citizens" and other public order duties.
25th November 2008
Interview: Bishop Gene Robinson on prophets, Prop 8 and progress 3
3:06 PM — Gene Robinson is a calming presence. The world feels less dangerous when you talk to him, and evils such as racism and homophobia seem less threatening.
24th November 2008
Homophobic church advert criticised by advertising standards body 22
12:09 PM — An advert placed in a local paper in Northern Ireland by Sandown Free Presbyterian Church ahead of this summer's Pride event in Belfast breached the Advertising Standards Authority code.
21st November 2008
Boyzone’s “deadly message” of gay equality upsets Presbyterian minister 20
3:49 PM — The decision of a boyband to give its gay member a male love interest in their latest video has provoked comment from the somewhat unlikely source of an obscure Northern Ireland preacher.
18th November 2008
Stars back gay-bashing campaign for “traditional love” in Ukraine 20
2:00 PM — Pop stars and footballers are among the celebrities in Ukraine backing a new campaign that promotes "traditional love."
14th November 2008
Norwegian bishops consider special liturgy for gay couples 1
2:12 PM — The Church of Norway has yet to decide if it should create a new liturgy for same-sex couples. From January gays and lesbians will be able to have a full civil marriage.
13th November 2008
Waterstone’s defend decision to cancel gay author event 16
4:35 PM — A leading bookseller has said that it was "unwise" to go ahead with the launch of a gay poet's new book at a Cardiff store because of the threat of disruption from fundamentalist Christians.
Disgraced pastor Ted Haggard claims he was abused as a child 15
2:46 PM — Ted Haggard, the former pastor of an evangelical super church who was forced to resign after revelations of a three-year affair with a male prostitute, has said he sexually abused as a seven-year-old.
Waterstone’s give in to hate preacher Stephen Green as he threatens more artists 53
1:34 PM — A national chain of booksellers is under fire for bowing to threats from a notorious homophobic preacher.
10th November 2008
Theatre group put Iris Robinson’s ‘gay cure’ outburst to artistic use 3
6:15 PM — A highly-acclaimed play at the National Theatre has incorporated a recording of a leading Northern Irish MP claiming gay people can be cured.
Roman Catholic thinking on homosexuality – “a type of wound” 23
2:42 PM — Further details have emerged on the use of psychological testing by Catholic authorities to exclude "deviant" people from entering the priesthood.
Iran aims to establish Islamic studies departments in UK universities 23
6:00 AM — Institutions funded by the British taxpayer could be used to promote the extremist, homophobic, racist, and violent interpretations of Islam used in Iran.