20th July 2008
Bishops open service at Lambeth Conference despite gay split 4
2:14 PM — Hundreds of Anglicans Bishops representing hundreds of countries have taken part in a service in Canterbury for the once in a decade Lambeth Conference.
18th July 2008
Jesse Jackson’s second apology in a week over Obama comments
3:23 PM — Civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson spewed the N word during a break at a television interview in which he widely criticised Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama.
Ugandan President claims homosexuality is “foreign culture” 6
2:51 PM — The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has spoken of his country's "rejection" of homosexuality during a speech he gave at the wedding of a former MP's daughter.
Gay Christian groups “disappointed” at registrar victory 3
12:10 PM — Two leading gay Christian organisations have said that an employment tribunal victory for London registrar Lillian Ladele is "disappointing."
17th July 2008
Restrictions on Pope protesters lifted by Australian court 1
4:19 PM — A ban on anti-papal protests in Australia has been lifted by Australia's Federal Court. NoToPope, a coalition of LGBT, atheist and religious groups, was able to protest at World Youth Day WYD in Syndey.
16th July 2008
MP calls for new law to remove religious discrimination from public services 10
8:43 PM — Public servants should not be allowed to discriminate on the grounds of their beliefs, Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott said today.
15th July 2008
Gay man wins £37,000 discrimination case against church 4
6:57 PM — A 25-year-old gay man who was constantly teased and humiliated by his boss at a Christian retreat has won an employment tribunal against the Presbyterian Church of Wales.
Homophobic bishop tries to influence Glasgow by-election 9
3:10 PM — A leading Roman Catholic leader in Scotland has attacked the Labour party over its support for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.
Christian registrar who won ‘gay marriage’ case had child out of wedlock 45
1:51 PM — A civil registrar who claimed her Christian belief is so fundamental that she cannot conduct civil partnerships is an unmarried single mother.
Bishops to remain in Lords under proposed reforms 5
12:50 PM — A proposal to reform the House of Lords by making it entirely elected has been put forward by the government.
Campaigning clergyman’s new life as a holiday host
12:13 PM — He may be best-known as a leading voice in the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, but Reverend Richard Kirker will soon be swapping the good fight for the good life.
14th July 2008
Archbishop of Wales attacks fundamentalists for damaging Anglican unity 2
12:46 PM — A senior Anglican leader has lamented the loss of "a generosity of spirit and diversity" in the worldwide church. The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, said that fundamentalists are damaging Anglican unity and there should be a backlash against them.
13th July 2008
Tutu calls for Anglican unity as homosexuality continues to tear communion apart 2
11:32 PM — Archbishop Desmond Tutu pleaded with the Anglican Communion to show unity as it tries to reconcile the views of liberals and evangelicals over homosexuality.
US Christians condemn chart-topping ‘bisexual-friendly’ singer 2
9:17 PM — Brunette beauty Katy Perry just enjoyed the third week of her bisexual ballad I Kissed a Girl at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Sir Ian McKellen reveals he has received death threats
9:15 PM — Appearing on the BBC's current affairs programme, Sunday AM, the gay actor Sir Ian McKellen said that he has received many death threats. He also spoke out against homophobia within Christianity.
Haggard rent boy refuses second lie detector test 1
8:57 PM — He’s already failed one lie detector test, and Mike Jones, the escort who claims to have had a three year business relationship with Ted Haggard, says he’s not going to go down that road again.
Protester interrupts high profile sermon by gay Bishop 2
7:23 PM — A protester has interrupted a sermon by the first openly gay Anglican bishop, the Right Reverend Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire this evening at St Mary's church, Putney, South West London.
11th July 2008
Gay man sues Bible publishers over “homosexuality” passages 5
10:49 AM — A gay man has filed suit against two Christian publishers over claims they altered passages in the Bible to depict homosexuality as sinful.
10th July 2008
ANALYSIS: What is the Christian Institute? 11
6:22 PM — Lillian Ladele's success at an employment tribunal today horrified many. But who bankrolled her case?
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.