15th July 2008
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.
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).