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Christian bakers in gay campaign cake row could face legal action

Christian bakers in gay campaign cake row could face legal action

Posted: Wed, 09 Jul 2014

A Northern Ireland bakery run by devout Christians could face legal action after it refused to make a cake with a slogan that supported gay marriage. Read More »

Bishop wants to withhold communion from Catholic MPs who vote against doctrine

Bishop wants to withhold communion from Catholic MPs who vote against doctrine

Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014

The Bishop of Portsmouth, Philip Egan, has said in an interview that Catholic politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Communion. Read More »

Fundamentalist Christians claim victory over “gay cure” bus advert

Fundamentalist Christians claim victory over “gay cure” bus advert

Posted: Mon, 27 Jan 2014

The Christian Legal Centre and the Core Issues Trust are claiming that a Court of Appeal decision today over the banning of an advertisement on London buses is "an important victory" – even though the ban remains in place for the time being. Read More »

CofE General Synod member Andrea Minichiello Williams urges Jamaica to keep law that criminalises homosexuality

CofE General Synod member Andrea Minichiello Williams urges Jamaica to keep law that criminalises homosexuality

Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2013

Church of England General Synod member, Andrea Minichiello Williams, has urged the Jamaican Government to keep the law that criminalises homosexuality and carries a potential penalty of ten years hard labour. Read More »

Christian guest house owners who turned away gay couple lose court appeal

Christian guest house owners who turned away gay couple lose court appeal

Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the owners of a guest house after they had been found guilty of discrimination against a gay couple who wanted to stay in a double room. Read More »

Christian B&B owners who refused gay couple a room lose their appeal

Christian B&B owners who refused gay couple a room lose their appeal

Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2013

The Christian owner of a bed and breakfast who was found guilty of discrimination after she refused a double room to a gay couple has lost her latest appeal. Read More »

NSS calls for Baroness Warsi - and her post of Minister for Faith - to go

NSS calls for Baroness Warsi - and her post of Minister for Faith - to go

Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013

The refusal of Baroness Warsi, the "Minister for Faith and Communities" to steer the flagship same-sex marriage bill through the House of Lords was condemned today by the National Secular Society. Read More »

Muslim radio station fined £4,000 for saying homosexuals should be tortured and beaten up

Muslim radio station fined £4,000 for saying homosexuals should be tortured and beaten up

Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2012

A Muslim radio station in Leeds has been fined £4,000 by the media regulator Ofcom after one of its presenters said that homosexuals should be tortured and beaten up. Read More »

Maltese Catholic extremist examined for post of European Commissioner

Maltese Catholic extremist examined for post of European Commissioner

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2012

Members of the European Parliament have this week examined Tonio Borg's bid to join the European Commission. Alarm has been raised about Mr Borg's performance in his home country of Malta, where he has opposed women's rights, gay rights and issues such as contraception and abortion. Read More »

Another “Christian B&B” fined for turning away gay couple

Another “Christian B&B” fined for turning away gay couple

Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012

A gay couple have successfully sued the owner of bed and breakfast accommodation in Berkshire after she refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views. Read More »

UK Government accused of not upholding freedom of belief

UK Government accused of not upholding freedom of belief

Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012

The European Court of Human Rights hearing on 4 September 2012 has heard accusations from applicants that the UK Government is not upholding freedom of belief. Read More »

Equal marriage: Church’s submission “erroneous”, says lawyer

Equal marriage: Church’s submission “erroneous”, says lawyer

Posted: Tue, 26 Jun 2012

The Church of England's failure to distinguish between social, religious and legal institutions of marriage "confuses the issues" according to a legal opinion obtained by the National Secular Society about the Church's controversial response to the Government's consultation on equal marriage. The consultation has just closed. Read More »

Catholic Education Service rebuked for blurring distinction between faith and politics in schools

Catholic Education Service rebuked for blurring distinction between faith and politics in schools

Posted: Wed, 20 Jun 2012

The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has written to the Catholic Education Service (CES) to express concern that it has blurred the distinction between discussing matters of faith and promoting partisan political views. Read More »

NSS condemns Church of England’s gay marriage response as poll reveals majority of religious people are in favour of same-sex marriage

NSS condemns Church of England’s gay marriage response as poll reveals majority of religious people are in favour of same-sex marriage

Posted: Tue, 12 Jun 2012

A poll of more than 2,000 people conducted by YouGov for the Stonewall gay rights group has revealed that three in five people who define themselves as religious support government plans to extend civil marriage to same-sex couples, despite an hysterical campaign against the proposal by some religious leaders. Read More »

Gay 'cure’ therapist loses appeal against suspension

Gay 'cure’ therapist loses appeal against suspension

Posted: Wed, 23 May 2012

A Christian psychotherapist has lost her appeal against suspension from her professional body after being struck off after attempting to convert a homosexual man to heterosexuality. Read More »

Time for the Church of England to distance itself from these bigots

Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011

It is nearly half a century since this country stopped treating gay people as criminals, but the seething undercurrent of homophobic hatred is still present. Read More »

Gay civil partnerships to be allowed in churches

Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2011

Following a Government consultation under the Equality Act 2010, (same sex) civil partnership ceremonies will be permitted from 5 December 2011 in church and other places of worship. Read More »

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