30th July 2013
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,
21st July 2013
Head of Russian Orthodox Church warns equal marriage is a sign of the apocalypse 83
8:00 PM — The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, has condemned the advance of marriage equality in the West, calling it a symptom of the apocalypse.
US anti-gay church holds demonstration calling Her Majesty the Queen of Fags 82
4:51 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has tweeted to attack the Queen for adding her signature to the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, giving it Royal Assent to become law.
18th July 2013
Kaleidoscope Trust: Equal marriage could make ‘life worse’ for gay people in developing countries 29
2:52 PM — LGBT rights charity the Kaleidoscope Trust has warned that gay rights in the West, including the recent Same Sex Marriage Act, could lead to an erosion of LGBT freedoms in the developing world.
Unitarians celebrate the signing into law of equal marriage for England and Wales 2
1:09 PM — The Chief Officer of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches has described the signing into law of equal marriage for England and Wales as a "remarkable step".
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
Dr Jeffrey John: ‘God wants monogamy for gay people as well as straight’ 37
6:10 PM — Britain's most senior openly gay cleric, has spoken out to say that God wants gay people to be able to share loving, monogamous relationships, the same as for straight couples.
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.
10th July 2013
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw: Exeter church ‘banned same-sex couple from worship’ 30
11:57 AM — A same-sex couple were refused permission to worship in a church in Exeter, Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has told the House of Commons.
8th July 2013
US: Campaigners call to boycott upcoming film ‘Ender’s Game’ over anti-gay controversy 17
12:30 PM — An online campaign is urging people to boycott the upcoming release of "Ender's Game," a film based on the work of a notoriously anti-gay novelist, who last year described same-sex attraction as a “reproductive dysfunction”.
4th July 2013
Video: Homophobic street preacher arrested in London 138
3:09 PM — A Christian street preacher has been arrested and questioned about his beliefs after saying that “fornication” and homosexuality are a sin.
Costa Rica accidentally approves same-sex unions 9
12:20 PM — Costa Rican lawmakers passed a bill on Monday that may have accidentally approved same-sex unions.
3rd July 2013
US: Catholic school president quits his job after revealing he has been in a same-sex relationship for 18 years 22
5:09 PM — The president of a Catholic school in Minnesota has resigned after revealing that he has been in a same-sex relationship for nearly two decades.
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.
13th June 2013
Nebraska: University withdraws lesbian student for ‘immoral homosexual acts’ 24
12:22 PM — A student in Nebraska has been kicked out of her degree for being gay. Now the university, withholding her credits, is refusing to allow the student a transfer unless she pays the school a several thousand dollar fine.
5th June 2013
Anti-gay Evangelist Scott Lively: ‘I don’t support Ugandan ‘Kill the gays’ bill, but it is courageous’ 37
2:08 PM — US Christian Evangelist Scott Lively, has posted an article which says that he thinks it is "courageous" of Ugandan people to push though legislation which could make homosexual acts punishable by death, but that he doesn't support the bill.
23rd May 2013
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: I’ve not come out strongly against same-sex unions, but we don’t do them 60
5:55 PM — Speaking to Sir David Frost, the Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks, has rejected a suggestion that he had “come out strongly” against same-sex unions.
6th May 2013
Poll: 70% of US millennials support equal marriage 6
5:12 PM — A new poll has found that, in the US, millennials are leading the push towards greater acceptance for equal marriage, which 70% saying the support marriage for same-sex couples.