17th December 2014
Proposal for gay clergy in Church of Scotland to get final approval 7
10:35 AM — A proposal to allow gay clergy to serve in the Church of Scotland has been approved by a majority of presbyteries, it has been officially announced.
Church of England appoints first ever female bishop 23
10:19 AM — The Church of England has announced the name of its first ever female bishop as Reverend Libby Lane.
Church of England to announce name of first female bishop 1
9:51 AM — The Church of England looks set, in an historic move, to appoint its first female bishop.
16th December 2014
Family Research Council ‘doesn’t know’ if gays should be executed 12
5:26 PM — A representative of US hate group Family Research Council has said he doesn’t know whether gay people should be executed. In a segment on the group’s radio station, Craig James spoke to a caller who suggested gay people who sued anti-gay businesses should be put to death. Mr James said: “I don’t know about the […]
PinkNews’ top 11 Jewish gay and lesbian icons
2:43 PM — As we prepare for the Chanukah festival to begin this evening, we figure now is best time to recount some of the most fabulous and influential Jewish gay personalities to date.
Gay teacher forced to put up crucifix under “fascist” laws 11
1:41 PM — An Italian teacher who removed a crucifix from his classroom has been forced to put it back up under "fascist" laws.
Evangelical Alliance: Evangelicals are not ‘homophobic, judgmental women-haters’ 33
12:07 PM — Evangelical Christians have been caricatured into appearing as homophobic, a director of Evangelical Alliance has claimed.
15th December 2014
Catholic League attacks ‘homosexual’ Tom Ford over penis pendants 50
4:55 PM — The anti-gay Catholic League has mocked gay designer Tom Ford for launching a range of penis-themed pendants in the shape of a cross.
Canada: BC government blocks plans for law school that bans gays 7
2:03 PM — The government in British Columbia have blocked a Christian university's plans to open a law school - because it planned to discriminate against gay students.
Anti-gay activist complains bakeries won’t make ‘gay marriage is wrong’ cake 78
12:29 PM — An anti-gay activist has complained he was rejected by bakeries when he tried to buy a cake with the words 'gay marriage is wrong' on top.
13th December 2014
Failed Massachusetts candidate: Homosexuality is worse than mass murder 38
2:27 PM — An anti-gay activist who ran to be the Governor of Massachusetts has claimed that homosexuality is worse than mass murder.
Scotland: Faith schools can ‘opt out’ of new guidance on teaching gay relationships 40
12:57 PM — Scotland has revised guidance for sex and relationship education to include more on gay relationships - but faith schools will still be allowed to set their own lessons instead.
12th December 2014
US: No tax breaks for Creationist theme park that won’t hire gays 57
5:49 PM — A Creationist theme park in Kentucky will not be getting tax breaks - as it refuses to hire gay people or non-Christians.
Ex-gay poster boy: My homosexuality is a ‘beautiful gift from God’ 29
4:03 PM — A man who, as a child, appeared on a number of 'Ex-gay' adverts, has said him being gay is a "beautiful gift from God".
Dan Savage: Republican Michele Bachmann’s husband is a ‘closet case’ 39
2:58 PM — Gay activist Dan Savage has claimed that his 'gaydar' tells him the husband of anti-gay Republican Michele Bachmann is a 'closet case'.
West London Synagogue celebrates religious same-sex weddings 16
2:04 PM — West London Synagogue has carried out its first same-sex weddings since the final regulations governing ceremonies came into place.
11th December 2014
Monk arrested for distributing homophobic leaflets is head of Catholic charity
6:44 PM — A monk who was earlier this week arrested for distributing leaflets across Cambridge claiming that gay people are “corrupting young children”, is the director of a Catholic charity which spends tens of thousands of pounds each year.
Pope Francis: Parents must support gay children 88
6:00 PM — Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must help parents to stand by their gay children – but that same-sex marriage “never crossed the minds” of bishops when they gathered at the Vatican in October.
Scotland’s Episcopal Church tells clergy: Don’t be tempted to marry gays 8
3:24 PM — Scotland’s Episcopal Church is reiterating its warning to clergy not to marry same-sex couples as equal marriage comes into force in the country at the end of this month.
Controversy over US billboard which claims: ‘Nobody is born gay’ 32
12:42 PM — A new anti-gay billboard has been erected in the US state of Virginia, which reads: "Nobody is born gay."