27th March 2014
US: World Vision offers to refund donations after reinstating gay staff ban 11
8:32 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Christian charity World Vision has confirmed that they are willing to refund donations to anyone who donated before a ban on married gay staff was put back in place.
Anti-gay activist: World Vision must sack its leadership team over brief gay acceptance 9
6:30 PM — The head of an adamantly anti-gay organisation in the US has weighed in on the debate surrounding Christian charity giant World Vision, to say it must sack its leadership team after flip-flopping on gay acceptance.
Neon Trees singer: People who say they ‘knew’ I was gay before I came out are missing the point 2
4:33 PM — Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn has delivered a rebuke to people who said they 'knew' he was gay before he came out this week.
Televangelist Pat Robertson: Jesus wouldn’t have baked a cake for a gay wedding 28
4:10 PM — US televangelist Pat Robertson has claimed that Jesus would never have baked a wedding cake for a gay couple.
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw: I want to know will the Church sack a priest for marrying a gay partner? 5
11:34 AM — Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has thrown down the gauntlet to the Church of England, saying it should confirm whether it would defrock a priest for marrying a same-sex partner.
26th March 2014
Update: Christian charity World Vision will NOT hire staff in same-sex marriages 42
9:50 PM — Christian charity World Vision is reversing its decision to allow married gay staff, just two days after announcing the change.
Tennessee: Bill to permit anti-gay religious discrimination in schools passes 24
8:34 PM — The Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives have both overwhelmingly passed a bill which will allow students in state-funded schools to discriminate against gay people on religious grounds.
Quakers are ‘thrilled and delighted’ over equal marriage on 29 March 5
4:38 PM — The Quakers have expressed their delight at the imminent introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
London vicar: Gay couples have ‘perverted love’ and blessing them is ‘disrespectful to God’ 81
4:26 PM — A London vicar has slammed clergy for blessing gay couples, saying doing so is “disrespectful” to the Church of England, “unfaithful to Christ” and “ultimately confusing”.
Video of news anchor laughing at death of Fred Phelps was really about a pig guarding a marijuana farm 4
3:39 PM — A video which was said to have shown a Russian news anchor laughing as she announced the death of 'God Hates Fags' church founder Fred Phelps, has actually been revealed as fake.
Catholic priest to face prosecution for entering into sham civil partnership with Pakistani man 6
3:07 PM — A Catholic priest has been suspended and faces criminal charges after it was revealed that he entered a civil partnership with a Pakistani man to help him stay in the UK.
25th March 2014
US: Virginia school removes 8-year-old for ‘non-Biblical’ gender expression 78
9:38 PM — A Christian school in Virginia has removed an 8-year-old who cut her hair short and dressed in boy's clothes, because her gender expression isn't 'biblical'.
Mosque leader tells Channel 4 News: ‘It is not possible to be both gay and a Muslim’ 21
6:21 PM — The leader of a Birmingham mosque has caused further controversy as he has reiterated a claim that "it is not possible to be both gay and a Muslim."
US: Christian charity World Vision will now recognise staff in same-sex marriages 14
12:35 PM — One of America’s largest Christian charities has announced that it will recognise the rights and entitlements of employees who are in same-sex marriages.
24th March 2014
LGBT Muslim group blasts Birmingham mosque leader for linking homosexuality to paedophilia and murder 14
8:04 PM — The chairman of a Birmingham mosque has been denounced by LGBT Muslim support group Imaan for linking homosexuality to paedophilia, murder and gambling.
Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn comes out as gay and praises Mormons for ‘tolerance’ 20
7:51 PM — The lead singer of Neon Trees, Tyler Glenn, has come out as gay in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine, saying he was brought up Mormon, and praising the religion for being "tolerant".
US radio host: ‘The US is foolish to allow disordered gay and trans people into the army’ 21
6:23 PM — A US radio host has said she thinks certain people should not be allowed into the armed forces because they are "obsessed" with a "disorder" that they have - being LGBT.
Louis Theroux: ‘I doubt Fred Phelps was gay, he was just an angry bigot’ 25
6:02 PM — Journalist and broadcaster Louis Theroux has reflected on meeting the late Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, saying he "doubts" that he was gay.
US: Band sells ‘good riddance’ t-shirts featuing image of Fred Phelps, with profits going to human rights charity 14
3:07 PM — A US-based band has caused controversy by selling t-shirts featuring an image of the late founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, which is famous for its 'God Hates Fags', slogan, along with the words "good riddance".
US: National Organisation for Marriage co-founder admits equal marriage will happen ‘in all 50 states’ 22
2:50 PM — The co-founder of the the anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage has admitted that "we are now in the 'gay marriage in all 50 states' phase whether we like it or not."