11th April 2014
Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for ‘evil’ child abuse carried out by priests 37
7:41 PM — The Pope has asked for forgiveness for the "moral damage" caused to children through abuse carried out by clergy members.
20th September 2013
Catholic League President: Abusive priests aren’t paedophiles, they’re just gay 73
6:42 PM — The president of US civil rights organisation the Catholic League has said that priests who molest children are not paedophiles, but simply gay.
29th August 2013
US: Mother tells 12-year-old son to ‘beat the gay away’ out of brother 60
1:51 PM — A mother in North Carolina has been charged with child abuse for allegedly telling her 12-year-old son to "beat the gay away" from his 15-year-old brother.
15th June 2013
Lord Tebbit: I wouldn’t have been surprised if Jimmy Savile was homosexual 88
12:04 PM — Lord Norman Tebbit, the former Conservative Party chairman, gave a candid interview defending himself against accusations of homophobia while suggesting Jimmy Savile seemed gay and that same-sex couples who wish to get married should "go and do something else".
13th June 2013
US: Gay Jewish activist wins $3.5M lawsuit against cousin for ‘brutal’ childhood abuse 11
4:30 PM — The Brooklyn Supreme Court has awarded $3.5 million (£2.2 million) to a gay activist who accused his cousin of carrying out "brutal" sexual abuse against him as a child - but he says it was "never about the money".
23rd May 2013
Florida: Lesbian teen expelled from school and charged over same-sex relationship 25
6:52 PM — Campaigners have condemned the arrest and expulsion of a lesbian high school pupil for having a same-sex relationship with a younger student.
14th March 2013
US: Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly admits ‘homosexuality has nothing to do with paedophilia’ 15
1:46 AM — Fox News Host Bill O'Reilly has been criticised in the past for suggesting, and defending the suggestion that there is a link between homosexuality and paedophilia, but on Tuesday he admitted that was entirely false.
8th March 2013
US: Texas woman charged for beating son with electrical cable for gay sex act 25
4:53 PM — A woman in Texas who beat her son with an electrical cable after finding him having sex with her male cousin is facing charges, but claims the police officer who arrested her told her he would have done the same.
8th January 2013
Rush Limbaugh: Accepting equal marriage is like ‘normalising’ paedophilia 38
6:00 PM — US conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh believes there is a movement to "normalise" paedophilia, a movement he says is similar to society's growing acceptance of equal marriage.
26th November 2012
UKIP Culture Spokesman: Same-sex adoption is ‘child abuse’ 64
11:37 PM — Just hours after reports that a UKIP candidate spoke out saying he believed gay people should not be allowed to adopt, he has gone one step further, to say that same-sex adoption is the same as "child abuse".
26th September 2012
Vatican diplomat: Anti-gay opponents are being ‘vilified’ for their views 83
7:29 PM — Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, who is the permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, said the Roman Catholic Church deeply believed that human sexuality was a gift reserved for married heterosexual couples.
20th March 2012
Netherlands: Catholic Church ‘castrated boys as gay cures and punishments’ 47
12:30 PM — A newspaper in the Netherlands claims to have uncovered cases in which boys in Roman Catholic care over half a century ago were castrated to stop them being gay or to punish them for uncovering abuse.