16th July 2014
Finland church head: It’s time we apologise to sexual minorities for cruel treatment 6
5:10 PM — The head of Finland's Lutheran Evangelical Church has issued a public apology for the harm caused by the church's previous stances on LGBT issues.
Vicar outed during live news discussion by Channel 5 presenter 34
4:15 PM — A popular vicar has been outed as gay by a presenter during a live discussion on 5 News.
14th July 2014
UK: Church of England votes to allow women Bishops, but still no gay Bishops 9
5:51 PM — The Church of England had voted to allow women bishops, though there are still no openly gay bishops in the UK.
Bishop: Church’s approach to homosexuals is ‘sick and heartless’ 8
5:08 PM — A Mexican Catholic Bishop has said that the Church's current approach to gay people is "sick and heartless".
13th July 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury still ‘not convinced’ by arguments for same-sex marriage 43
6:01 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has rejected claims that he has personally changed his opinion on same-sex marriage, saying he is still "not convinced" by arguments for it.
Married gay canon: Church of England’s punishments are inconsistent and unfair 14
12:11 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK has said that the Church's treatment of him is inconsistent and unfair.
12th July 2014
US: Lesbian student expelled from Christian college for marrying partner 9
4:56 PM — A lesbian student has been expelled from an Oklahoma Christian college, because she broke the school's "lifestyle covenant" by marrying her female partner.
Church of England dismisses Sir Elton John’s claim that Jesus would back gay rights 52
11:35 AM — The Church of England has dismissed Sir Elton John's assertion that Jesus would have been in favor of gay rights.
11th July 2014
US: Faith-based leaders ask Obama to minimise religious exemption 15
9:06 PM — Over one hundred faith leaders have signed a letter addressed to President Barack Obama urging him to minimise a religious exemption in his upcoming executive order, which serves to protect LGBT people from discrimination.
US: Virginia Family Foundation to fast for 40 days over same-sex marriage 41
6:38 PM — An anti-gay group has announced it will hold a 40-day fast to combat same-sex marriage.
Quakers have ‘underground railroad’ to help gay Ugandans escape the country 44
5:33 PM — A group of Quakers have formed an underground network to help gay Ugandans escape the country.
UK: Councillor claims ‘politically correct Gestapo’ responsible for gay cake row 17
12:35 PM — A councillor has claimed that a "politically correct Gestapo" is targeting Christian businesses, following a row over a Christian bakery.
10th July 2014
MP calls for a ‘conscience clause’ to protect baker which refused ‘support gay marriage’ cake 74
5:10 PM — An MP has called for a "conscience clause" to be introduced to allow religious business owners to discriminate based on their opposition to issues like same-sex marriage.
9th July 2014
Christian group claims it healed 40 people of HIV at Pride event 30
3:25 PM — A Christian group that infiltrated a Pride event has claimed that it healed 40 people of HIV.
New Zealand: Woman ‘throws paint’ over gay sauna 3
2:16 PM — A woman has been caught on camera throwing paint over a gay sauna.
Indonesia: Transgender women find space to worship in hair salon turned school 1
1:34 PM — A school opened in 2008 in a hair salon continues to offer transgender women a safe space to pray and study.
7th July 2014
Priest: World Cup is a ‘homosexual abomination’ because players wear gay shoes 69
5:53 PM — A Russian Orthodox Priest has claimed that the World Cup is an abomination because players wear brightly-coloured shoes.
US: Bishop in lesbian marriage forms new gay-inclusive congregation 4
4:29 PM — A bishop who was forced to resign from her Baptist church after marrying a woman has formed a new congregation.
Christian Concern: Elton John is ‘staggeringly arrogant’ for saying Jesus would support gay rights 48
2:52 PM — Christian Concern has attacked Sir Elton John for claiming that if Jesus were alive, he would support gay rights.
6th July 2014
If only the parents of all gay children were like this couple 8
2:50 PM — A video of two Sikh parents proudly standing by their gay son has been released by the Asian Pride Project.