25th September 2013
Canada: Church volunteer dismissed for being gay in case he made parents ‘feel uncomfortable’ 57
6:23 PM — Officials at a Canadian church have dismissed a man volunteering with their children's ministry because he was gay, it has been reported.
20th September 2013
Vladimir Putin: ‘Europeans are dying out so why would we want gay marriage?’ 114
1:22 PM — Vladimir Putin has denied that the LGBT community faces discrimination in Russia. Speaking at the Valdai International Discussion Club on Thursday, Mr Putin insisted that there was "no infringement on the rights of sexual minorities" in the country.
13th September 2013
Video: Anti-gay preacher arrested in Basildon after ‘homophobic remarks’ 23
12:05 PM — A christian preacher was arrested by police in Basildon town centre on suspicion of making homophobic remarks while giving a sermon.
9th September 2013
India: Archbishop of Mumbai says being gay is ‘not a sin’ 12
2:06 PM — In a recent letter to LGBT activist groups in India, the Archbishop of Mumbai has said he would advise priests to be more sensitive while referring to gay people in public sermons, affirming "to say those with other sexual orientations are sinners is wrong."
3rd September 2013
US: Oregon bakery which refused cake for same-sex wedding closes down 27
10:12 AM — Sweet Cakes, an Oregon Bakery sued in August for refusing to provide a wedding cake to a same-sex couple, has closed its doors.
23rd August 2013
American church kicks out mother for supporting her gay daughter 29
1:40 PM — Elders at Ridgedale Church of Christ in Tennessee have allegedly kicked out a mother who supported her lesbian daughter.
10th August 2013
Comment: A gay man writes about anxiety and depression caused by religious homophobia 34
12:34 PM — Gary Powell shares his experience with PinkNews.co.uk of growing up gay in the 1980s and how encountering fundamentalist Christianity sent him on a downward spiral.
30th July 2013
Christian church performed same-sex marriages almost 2,000 years ago 31
9:37 PM — A book by historian John Boswell around the origins of equal marriage is being released in digital edition for the first time in August, and discusses that almost 2,000 years ago, the Christian church performed same-sex weddings.
Comment: When religious rights and LGBT rights conflict over equal marriage 28
6:11 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Gary Powell says the campaign for equal marriage has brought out some of the worst examples of religious homophobia.
Comment: What shall we say to the homophobic preacher? 93
1:52 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Adrian Tippetts says sceptical thinking is the only protection against theocracy, even if our religious allies may be offended by that discourse,
15th July 2013
Dean of Chichester: Being gay is ‘not a choice but a given’ 10
6:35 PM — The Dean of Chichcester held a public talk at Chichester Cathedral last week, which focussed on equal marriage, during which he reflected on the idea that "homosexuality is not a choice but a given", but also that there was no easy solution to religious opposition to equal marriage.
12th July 2013
Comment: Are religious conservatives able to talk cordially about gay issues? 26
3:26 PM — Pastor Dave Thompson, who is openly gay and works towards opening a dialogue within the church on gay issues, writes for PinkNews on the question of whether it is possible for those opposed to gay rights can still be cordial in discussions.
3rd July 2013
US: Pastors blame photograph of gay politician kissing partner for Colorado wildfires 31
6:27 PM — Two pastors in the US state of Colorado have blamed a newspaper cover which featured the openly-gay State House Majority Leader kissing his partner, for recent Colorado wildfires.
28th June 2013
Ugandan Bishop calls for end to ‘punishment’ of HIV positive LGBT people 3
2:46 PM — A Bishop from Uganda has warned that LGBT people living with HIV/AIDs face hardship and prejudice because of their identity, leading many to hide their health conditions and forego proper treatment.
21st June 2013
Former Exodus International leader to ‘start a conversation’ with gays hurt by ‘ex-gay’ movement 23
9:56 PM — The leader of the world's largest 'ex-gay' ministry has said he wishes to "start a conversation" with the gay people who have been hurt over the years, after admitting he has same-sex attractions, and announcing that he is closing down the organisation, earlier this week.
20th June 2013
Church of Scotland: Ten Congregations set to split in rows over gay ministers 13
1:28 PM — Following the dispute over allowing ministers in same-sex relationships, up to ten congregations are now set to leave the Church of Scotland.
18th June 2013
Study: Most US gay people find the majority of religious organisations to be ‘unfriendly’ 9
5:03 PM — A study has revealed that the majority of gay Americans are much less religious compared to the US population, and around a third have said they have felt unwelcome in a place of worship.
Archbishop of York: Would the Church of England rather bless ‘sheep and trees’ than gay couples? 85
12:08 AM — The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, addressed the question of the Church of England's opposition to equal marriage, and the issue of whether or not it will bless civil unions, asking if the issue has been "given enough space".
29th May 2013
Comment: Shame on the Assemblies of God for rejecting the Boy Scouts inclusion of gay members 15
12:46 AM — Pastor Dave Thompson writes for PinkNews on the recent rejection of the Boy Scouts of America by the Assemblies of God Church, following the BSA's new policy which will allow openly gay members to serve in the organisation from 1 January 2014.
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".