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.
18th June 2008
LGBT Christian group describe Archbishops’ condemnation as “indefensible” 3
12:14 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) has said it supports last week's blessing of a same sex couple in church.
16th June 2008
Roman Catholic adoption agency to discriminate against homosexuals through legal loophole 12
4:39 PM — A Roman Catholic adoption agency has said it will not comply with gay equality laws.
Bishop to investigate following gay priest’s resignation for “marrying” his partner in church 6
8:54 AM — One of the gay priests who caused controversy over the weekend for marrying his partner, also a member of the clergy in what was in effect the first gay marriage in a British church has resigned. The Bishop of London is to investigate the incident.
12th June 2008
Interview: DUP homophobia hurts vulnerable young people 2
6:39 PM — The leader of a well-respected gay support group in Northern Ireland has accused DUP MP and MLA Iris Robinson of "undoing 10 years of hard work in the LGBT community."
Christian Institute weighs into “gay cure” row 2
12:09 PM — A Christian group notorious for its opposition to gay rights has backed an MP who said homosexuality is disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, wicked and vile and claimed gay people can be "cured."
11th June 2008
Fatwa condemns Gambian gay execution threat as unsound 2
8:26 PM — An Islamic cleric based in Texas has issued a fatwa condeming Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's threat of the execution of every gay person in his country as theologically unsound.
10th June 2008
Ugandan bishop attacks European attitude towards gays 2
6:19 PM — An Anglican bishop has urged the government of Uganda to keep homosexuality illegal. Eria Paul Luzinda said that "not all that comes from Europe is superior and must be taken up."
Catholics take out ads in “battle for America’s soul” 6
4:23 PM — A Roman Catholic group in America has taken out a two-page advert in three major US newspapers, calling on Christians to 'battle for America's soul.'
I am defending the word of God says “gay cure” MP 40
2:27 PM — The wife of Northern Ireland's First Minister has said she is the victim of a "witch hunt" trying to prevent Christians from speaking out against homosexuality.
9th June 2008
Second complaint against MP accused of homophobia 11
12:34 PM — The Police Service of Northern Ireland has received a second complaint about comments made by the wife of the First Minister.
Gay bishop ties the knot in New Hampshire
12:00 PM — The man at the eye of the storm battering the Anglican communion celebrated his same-sex relationship with a civil union ceremony and a church blessing on Saturday.
Rome Pride parade targets Berlusconi and Benedict
11:29 AM — Italy's LGBT population demonstrated their displeasure at the Vatican and their government on Saturday with a colourful march through the streets of Rome.
7th June 2008
Homosexuality a destructive sin, claims “caring” Russian Orthodox Church 4
5:35 PM — A senior Russian Archpriest has said the country's Orthodox Church cares for gay and lesbian people and accepts them, but their sexual orientation is a "destructive sin."
Police to investigate Iris Robinson over homophobic comments 45
4:40 PM — The Police Service of Northern Ireland will investigate whether the wife of the province's First Minister is guilty of a hate crime after she called homosexuality disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, wicked and vile.
6th June 2008
MP reacts to homophobic assualt by suggesting “ex-gay” therapy for victim 33
3:11 PM — The wife of the First Minister of Northern Ireland has caused controversy with her born-again Christian outlook on life.
5th June 2008
Interview: New Hampshire’s ‘turbulent priest’ and the fight for gay acceptance
3:27 PM — Controversy and Bishop Gene Robinson go hand in hand. Ever since his election as the first openly gay bishop in the American Anglican Church, he has rarely been out of the headlines.