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.
1st August 2008
Archbishop of Canterbury “putting church unity before gay equality” 8
11:30 AM — The Anglican Church has been accused of betraying gay people across the world. OutRage!, the direct action group, held a protest yesterday at the Lambeth Conference.
31st July 2008
Lambeth Conference makes no decisions on gays in the church 6
11:09 PM — 40 senior Anglican bishops today debated homosexuality at the Lambeth Conference although there was no formal proposal for how to move forward on the issue.
Gene Robinson reveals that he needs a bodyguard and bulletproof vest 6
2:16 PM — The openly gay American Bishop of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson, has taken to wearing a bulletproof vest and walking with a bodyguard for fear of being attacked.
Iris Robinson reported to police over child abuse comments 4
1:43 PM — A Northern Irish MP has been reported to police over comments she made comparing homosexual acts to the sexual abuse of children.
Costa Rican Christians protest against gay marriage
11:04 AM — Last Saturday some 20,000 people from around Costa Rica dressed in white t-shirts paraded down a main street in San José to express their opposition to a legislative proposal to make gay marriage legal.
30th July 2008
“Orthodox Christians” target EuroPride churches
3:38 PM — A pastor in Stockholm has revealed that three Lutheran churches in the city have been targeted by vandals, apparently because they are supporting EuroPride.
29th July 2008
Madrid Pride organisers face lawsuit for “hate speech” 9
12:28 PM — A "pro-family" activist group in Spain has filed charges against the organisers of the 2008 Madrid Gay Pride march. HazteOir accused them of making hateful statements against Catholics.
28th July 2008
Two killed in gun attack on US church supportive of gay rights 2
6:27 PM — A gunman who killed two people when he opened fire on a Tennessee Unitarian Church over the weekend said he targeted the church because he hated gays and liberals.
Nigerian activist granted asylum in the UK
1:14 PM — Davis Mac-Iyalla, a leader of the gay Christian movement in Nigeria, has been granted asylum in the UK. Mr Mac-Iyalla, 36, is the leader of Changing Attitude Nigeria.
27th July 2008
Churches with new gay bishops could be expelled from Anglican Communion 7
1:09 AM — Liberal churches could be expelled from the Anglican Communion unless they respect a ban on gay bishops, the Lambeth Conference will be told.
25th July 2008
Belfast Pride given permission to go ahead – Iris invited
5:16 PM — The Northern Ireland Parades Commission has given permission for Belfast Pride to go ahead on August 2nd without any restrictions.
Muslim Congressman “honoured” to join fight for gay equality
11:56 AM — The first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress has given very public support to gay rights.