The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is facing strong criticism for participating in a carol service at a church that carries out “exorcisms” of gay people. The incident is being compared to Ken Livingstone's hosting of a fundamentalist Muslim.
Mary Douglas Glasspool (when her appointment is confirmed and she is consecrated) and Eva Brunne will face challenges as bishops, says Savi Hensman. But they will also be a liberation for Anglicanism and for a truer biblical understanding of sexuality.
The election of the Anglican Communion's first openly lesbian bishop has been questioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who continues to face criticism for not speaking out publicly against the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
A cardinal's attack on gay, lesbian and transgendered people appears to have caused friction at the top of the Roman Catholic Church, with the Vatican taking the unusual step of formally distancing itself from his more extreme comments.
The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill is a test of sincerity for British Christians who hold a "traditional" view on sexuality but say that they are not prejudiced. Some have lived up to the test by condemning the Bill while others remain silent.