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  • 16th December 2011

    Christopher Hitchens dies after cancer battle, aged 62 38

    Christopher Hitchens before his diagnoses with oesophageal cancer (Photo: Densceptico)

    1:21 PM — Atheist author and journalist Christopher Hitchens died last night, aged 62, at a hospital in Texas after suffering from pneumonia brought on by oesophageal cancer. In 2009, Hitchens, a vocal supporter of gay rights, revealed in his memoirs he had gay liaisons at Oxford with men who later became Tory politicians.

  • 21st October 2009

    Catholicism on trial: Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry attack church’s record on gay rights 163

    Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens argued the Catholic Church was not a force for good

    5:48 PM — The Catholic Church is not a force for good in the world: that was the overwhelming verdict after a heated debate this week. Stephen Fry and author/journalist Christopher Hitchens opposed the motion, while Ann Widdecombe and Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, supported it.

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