17th April 2014
Televangelist Pat Robertson: It’s impossible for Christians not to associate with gay people 14
11:48 AM — US televangelist Pat Robertson has said it would be virtually impossible for Christians not to associate or befriend "homosexual people" as they're "very creative," and so exist virtually everywhere in the arts and fashion industries.
16th April 2014
Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera leaves Canada after homophobic leaflet arrest 15
9:32 PM — Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera has finally left Canada, after an arrest for handing out 'graphic' homophobic leaflets on Monday.
US: Obama picks gay bishop for closing prayers at Easter Breakfast 5
8:33 PM — Barack Obama picked an openly gay bishop to deliver the closing prayers at the annual White House Easter Prayers Breakfast on Monday.
Peter Tatchell Foundation urges extension of civil partnerships to straight couples 6
3:48 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has written to Helen Grant, the minister in charge of the future of civil partnerships, to urge that they are kept and extended to opposite-sex couples.
Norway’s PM offers support for same-sex church weddings 2
1:42 PM — The Prime Minster of Norway has offered her support to allowing same-sex couples to marry in churches.
Financial blow to Church of Scotland as more congregations quit over gay ministers 12
11:18 AM — Two Edinburgh churches are quitting the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay ordination.
15th April 2014
Watch: Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada for homophobic leaflets 32
10:42 PM — Anti-gay activists Peter LaBarbera and Bill Whatcott have been arrested in Canada for distributing homophobic leaflets, days after LaBarbera was detained at the border.
US radio host: Advert featuring gay dads is like axe murder 25
8:21 PM — Christian radio host Kevin Swanson has compared 'promoting homosexuality' to murdering people with an axe.
Golfer who agrees that being gay is ‘an open rebellion to God’ wins Masters 15
5:52 PM — A golfer who voiced his support for a sports analyst who said gay NBA player Jason Collins' coming out was an "open rebellion to God" has won the Masters.
14th April 2014
Chile: Pastor blames deadly forest fire on same-sex unions bill 29
10:22 PM — A Chilean pastor has blamed forest fires near the city of Valparaíso on the discussion of a bill which would allow for same-sex civil unions.
Canada: Taxpayer-funded school warns children that gays will end up in ‘lake of fire’ 49
9:53 PM — A taxpayer-funded Catholic school in Alberta requires its staff to abstain from 'homosexual relations', and warns children that the 'unjust' will end up in a 'lake of fire'.
The head of Christian Concern is horrified that a gay chaplain has married his partner 43
2:56 PM — Christian Concern CEO Andrea Williams has slammed a senior clergyman for marrying his same-sex partner.
13th April 2014
US: Oregon students wear ‘Gay Is Not OK’ t-shirts to school 48
9:38 PM — Four Oregon students protested the Day of Silence, which raises awareness of anti-gay bullying, by wearing t-shirts that claim 'Gay is not OK'.
Tea Party activist: ‘Gay supremacy is becoming worse than white supremacy’ 89
5:09 PM — A Tea Party activist has claimed that 'gay supremacy' is 'more evil' than white supremacy ever was.
US: Homeless shelter invites the Pope to ‘see for himself’ the church’s impact on gay teens 11
4:42 PM — An LGBT homeless shelter has written an open letter to the Pope in the New York Times, to invite him to come 'see for himself' the impact of his church's teachings on homosexuality.
Linda Harvey: Young gay people should stay closeted until they can become straight 101
4:13 PM — US Radio Host Linda Harvey, who once dismissed the possibility that “kids are kicked out of their homes just for being who they are,” has now suggested young gay people should stay closeted to friends and family until they can become straight.
First church same-sex wedding takes place in England and Wales 2
3:37 PM — The first same-sex marriage has taken place in a church since the law changed on last month to allow gay couples to marry in England and Wales.
US: NOM charges up to $15k for tickets to anti-gay fundraising gala 6
3:17 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage is attempting to sell tickets to its fundraising gala for up to $15,000 (£8960).
US: Mississippi shops resist ‘religious freedom’ law with ‘we don’t discriminate’ stickers 15
2:30 PM — Hundreds of Mississippi shops and businesses are protesting against the state's new 'religious freedom' law, with window stickers assuring customers they would never use it to refuse them service.
Church of England faces ‘crisis’ as first priest defies teachings to marry gay partner 43
1:04 PM — The first Church of England priest has broken ranks to marry his same-sex partner as a senior member warns of "crisis" if such clergy members are not "disciplined".