14th June 2013
Church of England to ask gay clergy about their sex life as part of bishop selection process 34
7:20 PM — Candidates being considered to become Anglican bishops will reportedly be asked about their sex life in the wake of last December’s vote by the House of Bishops to allow priests in same-sex unions to be considered for the post of bishop – providing they claim to be celibate.
Committee says UK Government did not consult adequately with the Church in Wales on equal marriage bill 9
11:17 AM — A Welsh Assembly committee report says the UK Government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill for England and Wales would have effectively banned the Church in Wales from carrying out marriages for same-sex couples in its original drafting.
6th June 2013
Priest causes row by calling Justin Welby a ‘wanker’ on Facebook for equal marriage opposition 56
5:42 PM — An argument has erupted among clergy members in the Church of England, after a priest wrote on Facebook that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, was a "wanker" for continually opposing the Government's attempts to legalise equal marriage.
30th May 2013
Scotland: Highland congregations threaten to leave Church of Scotland over gay ministers 12
5:06 PM — Two congregations in the Scottish Outer Hebrides have threatened to leave the Church of Scotland over the ordination of gay ministers.
Bishop of Salisbury: Opponents of equal marriage similar to supporters of ‘slavery and apartheid’ 29
11:29 AM — The Bishop of Salisbury has likened opponents of equal marriage to Christians who used the Bible to justify slavery and apartheid
23rd May 2013
US church: Equal marriage bill is to blame for violent Woolwich murder 22
5:22 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has tweeted PinkNews to say that God sent the killers in the suspected terror killing in Woolwich, London, because the equal marriage bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday.
US church blames Woolwich suspected terror killing on UK acceptance of gay people 66
1:41 AM — The adamantly homophobic US Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), also known as the God Hates Fags church, has posted an image online, suggesting that the murder in Woolwich today, was God's judgement for the UK's acceptance of gay people.
21st May 2013
US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins 63
3:19 PM — The homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has thanked God for a lethal tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, leaving at least 24 people dead, saying it’s because of gay basketball player Jason Collins.
15th May 2013
Peter Tatchell to meet with Lottery officials over funding of religious groups linked to homophobia 7
4:26 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, is to meet with senior National Lottery officials next week, following a report which linked religious organisations in receipt of Lottery funding, to homophobia.
Gay rights activists: Lottery response to accusations of funding of anti-gay religious groups is ‘disingenuous’ 2
1:50 PM — The National Lottery has responded to a report from last week which found that Big Lottery Fund money had been given to religious groups which were linked to homophobia, but has been accused of "evading" the concerns raised.
12th May 2013
Lancashire Anglican church signs up to LGBT inclusive mission 8
2:59 PM — An Anglican church in Lancashire has become the first in the region to sign up to a mission which aims to be inclusive of all worshippers, including LGBT people.
9th May 2013
New Zealand: Human Rights Tribunal rules that gay aspiring priest was discriminated against by Anglican Church 3
1:44 PM — A gay man who went to a tribunal over being refused the position of a priest at the Anglican Church, has said he is "grateful" the commission took his case, and that he may apply again in future for the job.
3rd May 2013
NFL player LeRoy Butler: As a role model, I can’t take back my congratulations to Jason Collins 11
2:29 PM — Former NFL player and Super Bowl Champion LeRoy Butler, who had an appearance at a Wisconsin church cancelled over a congratulatory tweet to recently out gay NBA payer Jason Collins, has said he would not take back the tweet because of kids looking up to him.
US: Catholics protest in Detroit against archbishop’s anti-gay stance 7
1:32 PM — The Catholic archbishop of Detroit, in the US state of Michigan, has been subject to protests, as he recently proclaimed that supporters of equal marriage should not take communion.
1st May 2013
US: Church cancels former NFL player’s speech over congratulatory tweet to Jason Collins 13
5:50 PM — A former NFL player and Super Bowl Champion, has had a speaking appearance cancelled by a church over a congratulatory tweet he sent to recently out NBA star, Jason Collins.
30th April 2013
Video: Project launched to ‘eradicate homophobia’ from Christian teachings 22
5:30 PM — A new project has been launched in the US, in an attempt to end homophobia in the Christian church, to reform Christian teachings on homosexuality, and to give gay Christians a voice in the church.
29th April 2013
UK: Ethnic minority church leaders call for same-sex marriage referendum 63
3:12 PM — Leaders representing more than a million British ethnic minority churchgoers have called for a referendum on equal marriage.
26th April 2013
Mormon Church: We’re happy with Boy Scouts of America’s gay compromise 14
1:39 PM — The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to suggest lifting the ban on gay youth members, but maintaining a ban on gay adult leaders is a compromise welcomed by the Mormon Church.
23rd April 2013
Marc Almond: ‘Why would gay couples want to get married in a church that thinks you are a sinner?’ 58
1:09 PM — Marc Almond has questioned same-sex couples who wish to get married in churches that refuse to welcome them “with open arms,” the singer also thinks it’s a mistake to expect religion to modernise.
22nd April 2013
Church of Scotland faces renewed internal division on gay ministers in sexual relationships 5
12:20 PM — It is claimed up to 50 congregations may leave the Church of Scotland if the General Assembly votes next month to allow the ordination of ministers who are in same-sex sexual relationships.