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.
24th July 2008
Gay bashing preacher pickets local newspaper offices 19
11:21 AM — When journalist Dan O'Neil wrote a comment piece for the South Wales Echo asking the question, "If God considers gays an abomination, why did he create them?" he probably did not expect the reaction he got.
22nd July 2008
Iris Robinson’s homophobia encourages “thugs that perpetrate hate” 5
11:48 AM — Northern Ireland's only health project for gay and bisexual men has said that statements from a local MP comparing homosexuality to child abuse "will add more fuel to the fires of prejudice and bigotry."
Black protests mark end of Pope’s trip to Australia 4
11:24 AM — Thousands of gay rights protesters across Australia joined a black parade in protest over the Pope's visit to the country.
Iris claims Hansard “misquoted” her child abuse comments 10
11:11 AM — A Unionist MP has tried to claim that the parliamentary report "misquoted her" and she did not say homosexuality and sodomy are worse that child abuse.
21st July 2008
Cardinal’s same-sex resting place upsets Vatican saint makers 4
4:31 PM — Cardinal Newman, Britain's most famous Catholic convert after Tony Blair, is to have his last request overridden by the Catholic Church in a bid to make him a saint.
Religious people not as homophobic as leaders think reports Stonewall 2
3:20 PM — A Stonewall survey has found that religious leaders do not adequately represent their followers views on homosexuality.
God-fearing cop claims “blatant support” for gays makes his job too difficult 8
1:01 PM — A Christian policeman who circulated emails at work suggesting homosexuality was sinful is taking his force to an employment tribunal.