13th May 2013
Church of Scotland moderator ‘terrified’ ahead of vote on gay clergy 11
2:04 PM — The Moderator of the Church of Scotland has revealed that she is "terrified" of an upcoming debate on the ordination of gay clergy, which has the potential to cause the largest schism within the church since the 19th century.
9th May 2013
US conservative group: Glee’s ‘World’s Gayest High School’ an ‘insult’ to President McKinley 5
3:39 PM — A conservative research group in the US has called television show Glee's William McKinley High School an "insult" to the former US president it is named after, as it is "The World's Gayest High School".
2nd May 2013
Australia: Catholic priest breaks with official teachings to support civil unions 9
2:56 PM — A Catholic priest in the Australian Capital Canberra, has departed from the official teachings of the church to say that committed same-sex relationships should be celebrated.
US: Church to picket basketball playoff games because ‘the NBA is full of fags’ 38
12:50 AM — The adamantly homophobic US Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), synonymous with its “God hates fags” slogan, is to picket two NBA playoff games, denouncing Jason Collins for coming out, and saying that "God hates the NBA" because it is "full of fags".
17th April 2013
Liturgy for same-sex blessings published by Church of Scotland 5
3:26 PM — For the first time in its 450-year history, the Church of Scotland has published a liturgy – a formal ritual – for the blessing of those in civil partnerships.
12th April 2013
London: Christian teacher banned after branding gay people ‘disgusting’ in front of class 80
2:20 PM — A classroom ban on a Christian school teacher who condemned the “homosexual lifestyle” in front of pupils has been upheld by the High Court.
7th April 2013
American Decency Association: Magic Johnson is ‘damaging’ his gay son by supporting him 21
9:50 PM — An evangelical Christian group has attacked basketball star Magic Johnson, for speaking out earlier this week in support of his gay son who publicly came out last weekend.
1st April 2013
Wife of Uganda’s president denies Anti-Homosexuality Bill is designed for persecuting gays 27
4:51 PM — First Lady Janet Museveni reportedly told a delegation last month that the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is not for persecuting gay Ugandans.
Vice chair of Christians in Parliament urges Lord Carey to focus on global poverty and not on attacking equal marriage 10
3:55 PM — Lord Carey has been criticised for his outspoken attack on David Cameron’s commitment to gay equality by Lord Bates, of Christians in Parliament.
21st March 2013
Video: Pastor says Sodom and Gomorrah was God’s ‘pilot study’ for ‘homosexual society’ 30
4:39 PM — An anti-gay US pastor has responded to a question on his internet radio show, to say that the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah was meant as God to be a "pilot study", and a way of dealing with "homosexual society".
Cornwall: Anti-gay Christian B&B couple claim they can legally turn away gay couples 113
1:20 PM — Two Christian guesthouse say they can now legally turn away unmarried straight and gay couples.
18th March 2013
Massachusetts: Pro-gay play deemed ‘blasphemous’ takes places at school without incident 2
5:54 PM — A controversial high school play has been performed without incident in Massachusetts, although anti-gay protesters turned up to picket outside.
14th March 2013
Church of Scotland to have meeting over gay clergy row 12
5:09 PM — The Church of Scotland is to meet to discuss a minister who left the Church, along with his congregation, over the ordination of a gay minister.
8th March 2013
Comment: Benjamin Cohen’s Lent Talk wasn’t blasphemous, we should celebrate its broadcast by the BBC 11
5:46 PM — Having listened to the broadcast in full, Hannah Buchanan shares her thoughts on PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen’s BBC Radio 4 Lent Talk.
Influential Christian blogger defends PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen against accusations of blasphemy 16
1:23 PM — Influential Christian blog Cranmer has defended a BBC Radio 4 programme presented by Benjamin Cohen, the founder of PinkNews, against accusations of blasphemy. He claims that those who accused Mr Cohen of blasphemy are the real blasphemers.
7th March 2013
Massachusetts: School faces backlash and accusations of ‘blasphemy’ for staging gay biblical play 16
6:47 PM — The head of a school in the US state of Massachusetts says a student production of a play that retells the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters will go on as planned despite objections.
6th March 2013
Christian Institute: Radio 4 Easter talk by PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen is a ‘new low for BBC’ 78
6:23 PM — The Christian Institute has said a Radio 4 talk being broadcast tonight will be a "slap in the face" to Christians. The talk, by PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen, will liken the abandonment of Jesus by society to the abandonment feared by the LGBT community.
Comment: PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen’s Radio 4 broadcast is not blasphemous 6
12:23 PM — Hannah Buchanan has defended the decision of Benjamin Cohen, the founder of PinkNews, to liken the treatment of gay people in Britain to the crucifixion of Christ in a Radio 4 Easter programme to be broadcast at 8:45pm tonight.
4th March 2013
PinkNews founder labelled as ‘blasphemous’ for BBC Radio 4 programme likening abandonment of Christ to rejection of gays 136
11:18 AM — The BBC is facing controversy over an Easter message from PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen which likens the treatment of gay people in Britain to the crucifixion of Christ.
8th February 2013
Scotland: Church minister and worshippers leave Church of Scotland in gay clergy row 34
11:23 AM — The minister of a church in Aberdeen and its members have quit the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay clergy and have decided to set up in a hotel instead.