10th July 2008
Employment tribunal has “legitimised homophobia” 29
3:08 PM — Religious people could have the legal entitlement to discriminate on conscientious grounds against gay people after an employment tribunal ruled in favour of a Christian council worker.
Stonewall: there should be no discrimination among marriage registrars 7
2:54 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has said that prejudice in the public services can never be acceptable, after a controversial employment tribunal.
Secularists horrified by “catastrophic” employment tribunal ruling 6
1:21 PM — Today's ruling in favour of a Christian woman who wanted to opt out of performing civil partnership ceremonies because she feels they go against her religion has alarmed the National Secular Society.
“Gay rights don’t trump religious rights” says Christian Institute 30
12:41 PM — A Christian group opposed to gay rights has welcomed an employment tribunal ruling that Islington council discriminated against a registrar.
9th July 2008
Church of Ireland leader explains gay marriage comments 5
5:45 PM — An Anglican Archbishop who made a speech that appeared to give the go-ahead for same-sex marriage has clarified his position today.
Pope’s visit to Sydney prompts draconian controls on free speech
4:06 PM — This Sunday lesbian and gay Christians will gather at a church in Sydney to demonstrate against Vatican homophobia as the Pope arrives in the city for Catholic World Youth Day.
8th July 2008
INTERVIEW: The “devil incarnate” for fundamentalist Anglicans 2
3:35 PM — The chief executive of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement is too busy preparing for next month’s Lambeth Conference to dwell on his impending departure from the organisation he helped found.
4th July 2008
German Lutherans could elect first gay bishop
7:22 PM — A gay clergyman in Germany is standing for election as Bishop of Schleswig. Horst Gorski, 51, is a member of the Lutheran Church in Germany (EKD).
2nd July 2008
Tatchell attacked at meeting of Anglican dissidents 1
5:01 PM — A gay activist who was violently removed from a conference held by "breakaway Anglicans" has accused them of fueling homophobic witch-hunts.
LGBT Christians must toughen up says Bishop Robinson
1:42 PM — The only openly gay bishop in the Anglican Communion has said that people who want to change the church to become more accepting should "expect suffering."
1st July 2008
Gay Christian group denounces breakaway Anglicans 2
3:39 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) has strongly criticised the formation of an Anglican group hostile to homosexuality.
Rowan Williams condemns “breakaway” Anglicans
10:33 AM — The row over the acceptance of gay clergy continues as an aide to the Archbishop of Canterbury accused Anglicans who gathered in Jerusalem last week of "becoming a Protestant sect."
29th June 2008
Evangelicals decide to stick with Anglican Communion but fight gay ordination 7
1:12 PM — The Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), which is closing in Jerusalem today, has approved the formation of a new global network to fight against the preaching of "false gospels" of homosexuality and other "immoral" sexual behaviour.
27th June 2008
Gay rights foe Stephen Green faces bankruptcy over court costs 11
4:27 PM — Preacher Stephen Green may have overstepped the mark when he tried to bring a private prosecution against the BBC Director General.
You will go to hell, preacher tells “gay” CNN presenter 22
12:31 PM — Is Anderson Cooper going to hell? Rev. Al Sharpton seems to think so, and while appearing on Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss Rev. James Dobson.
Mormons back ban on same-sex marriage in California
10:34 AM — The Mormon church has waded into the California gay marriage row calling on its members to join the effort to amend that state's constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman.
25th June 2008
Condom activists target Pope’s trip to Australia
5:10 PM — Pope Benedict XVI has been branded ‘anti-condom’ ahead of his visit to Sydney for World Youth Day next month.
21st June 2008
English bishops snub Archbishop of Canterbury over homosexuality 14
11:07 PM — As the Archbishop of Canterbury grapples with the "marriage" of two gay clergy in a Church of England service, one of his most senior bishops, the Bishop of Rochester, will join two other English bishops and 250 from across the world to boycott the Lambeth Conference.
20th June 2008
Nigerian Archbishop claims there is “no hope” for Anglican communion 10
4:06 PM — A group of anti-gay senior Anglican clergy are gathering in Israel for a conference on the future of the church as one of their leaders claims the unified communion is effectively over.
19th June 2008
Bishop’s anger at priest who conducted same-sex “wedding” 8
3:58 PM — The Bishop of London has accused one of the priests under his jurisdiction of breaking his oath of canonical obedience.