14th May 2012
Church of Ireland Synod: Gay relationships cannot be ‘normative’ 68
10:37 AM — The General Synod of the Church of Ireland has passed a motion confirming its opposition to the recognition of gay marriages and describing straight unions as the only 'normative' context for a sexual relationship.
11th May 2012
Church of Ireland withdraws controversial marriage motion from debate 9
11:56 AM — A motion to affirm the Church of Ireland's view of straight marriage as being the "only normative context for sexual intercourse" has been removed from this week's General Synod meeting after it provoked complaints.
10th May 2012
Video: Religious figures among those announcing they are @Out4Marriage 40
1:40 PM — Religious figures are among those joining the new video campaign for marriage equality, Out4Marriage.
4th May 2012
Methodist conference confirms view of ‘incompatible’ gay relationships 45
11:29 AM — A United Methodist Church conference in Florida has determined gay relationships are 'incompatible with Christian teaching'.
3rd May 2012
Comment: The It Gets Better Project’s Dan Savage stands for hope, stop bullying him 42
6:41 PM — After Dan Savage's comments about the Bible, Chaim Levin argues that his message is one of hope, and he should not be referred to as the 'Westboro of the left'.
Pastor who suggested punching gay sons ‘sorry for offence but not for word of God’ 44
12:53 PM — A pastor in North Carolina has apologised for causing 'unintentional offence' by telling a congregation at the weekend they should 'crack the wrist' of an effeminate son, but said he was not sorry for church teaching on 'sexual immorality'.
2nd May 2012
Scottish Episcopal church unveils gay wedding mural 23
4:46 PM — A Scottish Episcopal church in Edinburgh has unveiled a mural of two men marrying in a religious ceremony.
Comment: Four reasons the Christian and Jewish faiths are set to approve equal marriage 36
4:19 PM — The greatest revision of belief within the Judaeo-Christian faiths since the Reformation is underway, Alan Austin writes.
28th April 2012
Video: Christian students walk out as Dan Savage attacks the Bible 180
6:20 PM — Several high school students walked out of a lecture by Dan Savage, the gay rights campaigner, after he linked certain passages in the Bible, which he called him "bulls**t," and homophobic bullying.
27th April 2012
Editorial: Catholic schools anti-gay petition scandal shows faith school system must be overhauled 38
7:03 PM — Wednesday's revelation by PinkNews.co.uk that the Catholic Education Service has asked more than 359 state funded Catholic secondary schools to promote anti-gay petitions to children as young as 11 has clearly demonstrated that there is the need for a root and branch review of the way that state funded schools tackle homosexuality and transgender identities.
23rd April 2012
Cutting Edge Consortium: Faithful, secularists and humanists resolve to confront religious right 22
12:36 PM — Adrian Tippetts reports from the Cutting Edge Consortium's meeting in London this weekend, where the Bishop of Salisbury and Angela Eagle MP were among those discussing religion and homophobia.
20th April 2012
Vatican criticises nuns’ focus on poverty over equal marriage opposition 55
2:49 PM — The Vatican has criticised a group of nuns for challenging settled doctrines and failing to speak out against equal marriage and abortion.
Anglican priest: Jesus was most likely gay, but it is immaterial 192
10:14 AM — An Anglican priest has said the relationships between Jesus and his disciple John suggests he was gay, but that is is spiritually immaterial.
19th April 2012
Muslim MSP: Voters should not ‘deny others freedom’ on imams’ equal marriage call 28
3:00 PM — A Muslim MSP has called on the country's Islamic community not to 'deny' others their freedom after a group of imams said they should not vote for candidates who favour equal marriage.
17th April 2012
Video: Gays are the ‘moral iceberg’ in ministry’s Titanic metaphor 54
1:30 PM — At the centenary of the Titanic disaster, a ministry has claimed the 'homosexual agenda' represents a new 'moral iceberg' that will sink America if left unchecked.
16th April 2012
Higher fees ‘prohibiting civil partnership ceremonies in religious buildings’ 76
3:05 PM — The fees religious premises must pay before they can hold civil partnerships have been called 'prohibitive', with churches, synagogues and mosques required to pay ten times more to host gay civil partnership ceremonies than they do to host straight weddings.
Gay dean: Leak culprit should be found before new Archbishop of Canterbury appointed 22
11:42 AM — The Church of England's most senior openly gay cleric has said the source of leaked documents which cost him an appointment as Bishop of Southwark must be found before a replacement for the Archbishop of Canterbury is decided.
11th April 2012
Irish minister to bring forward protections for gay teachers 5
4:23 PM — Statements made by Ireland's Education Minister Ruairi Quinn at yesterdays ASTI Conference in Cork of his intention to bar discrimination against gay people that may prevent them taking up employment as teachers have been welcomed.
4th April 2012
Comment: The Church should beg society’s forgiveness for its treatment of gay people 74
5:35 PM — Matthew Todd says the Church should help young people become the upstanding, caring citizens they can be, unfettered from sexual shame and dogma, not fight a fierce battle over something that will not harm, hurt or even affect anyone except gay couples who wish to marry.
3rd April 2012
David Cameron attempts to conciliate Christians over marriage equality 77
10:03 PM — The Prime Minister David Cameron attempted today to reassure Christian groups that there were no threats to religious beliefs in extending civil marriage to same-sex couples, during an Easter reception at Downing Street.