7th July 2014
US: Bishop in lesbian marriage forms new gay-inclusive congregation 4
4:29 PM — A bishop who was forced to resign from her Baptist church after marrying a woman has formed a new congregation.
6th July 2014
US: Kentucky Baptist church to host same-sex wedding 2
2:13 PM — A Kentucky Baptist church has made plans to host its first same-sex wedding, despite the state's same-sex marriage ban.
13th June 2014
US: Southern Baptist Convention condemns trans people 2
12:23 PM — The Southern Baptist Convention has passed a motion condemning all laws protecting trans people.
9th June 2014
Baptist leader: Split is unavoidable on same-sex marriage, there is no ‘third way’ 11
5:23 PM — A Southern Baptist Church leader has rejected calls for a middle-ground compromise on same-sex marriage, calling on every individual church to declare its position.
3rd June 2014
US: Southern Baptist Convention motion attacks laws protecting trans people 5
2:31 PM — A motion submitted to the Southern Baptist Convention condemns all transgender anti-discrimination laws, gender confirmation surgery, and efforts to protect trans people.
23rd May 2014
Did Fred Phelps die a man who didn’t ‘hate’ gays? 14
6:59 PM — The infamous founder of the Westboro Baptist Church apparently had a more liberal view on the LGBT community before passing away, claims a family member.
26th April 2014
US: Christian college attempts to shut down student newspaper over pro-gay article 13
12:59 PM — A Christian university is confiscating copies of the campus's student newspaper, after it ran a story about a gay student.
29th January 2014
US: Kansas bill would allow religious business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples 5
3:21 PM — Politicians in the US state of Kansas have considered a bill which would pre-emptively allow those with "sincerely held religious beliefs" to discriminate against gay couples wishing to get married.
7th August 2012
Obama signs military funeral protest ban bill 40
11:53 AM — US President Obama has signed a bill into law which while make protests within 300 feet of military funerals, of the kind favoured by the God Hates Fags Westboro Baptist Church, illegal.
3rd May 2012
Pastor who suggested punching gay sons ‘sorry for offence but not for word of God’ 44
12:53 PM — A pastor in North Carolina has apologised for causing 'unintentional offence' by telling a congregation at the weekend they should 'crack the wrist' of an effeminate son, but said he was not sorry for church teaching on 'sexual immorality'.
2nd May 2012
Audio: Baptist pastor tells flock to ‘crack the limp wrists’ of their effeminate sons 109
11:35 AM — A South Carolina pastor has told his congregation they have 'special dispensation' to punch and crack the wrists of effeminate sons and tell their 'butch' daughters to 'dress themselves up'.
13th March 2012
God Hates Fags church protests Radiohead gig 30
11:03 AM — The infamous Westboro Baptist Church picketed a Radiohead concert in Kansas City yesterday with trademark placards reading 'God Hates Fags' and others questioning the band's song-writing abilities. Radiohead's producer said it was the 'highlight of the tour so far'.
24th December 2009
God Hates Fags church hates Lady Gaga 37
11:00 AM — Westboro Baptist Church has announced it will picket a January gig by gay-friendly singer Lady Gaga. The church, best known for its slogan of God Hates Fags, said in a press release it would protest outside a St Louis concert on January 7th.