Category - homophobia

  • May 6, 2010

    For the first time in a British general election, significant numbers of voters will today have the opportunity to support candidates from parties described specifically as “Christian”. Symon Hill hopes that very few of them will choose to do so.

  • May 5, 2010

    The role of religion in the general election is far from straightforward. Politicians and the media need to recognise the diversity of religious engagement with politics on a much wider range of issues than they sometimes seem to notice.

  • May 3, 2010

    Philip Lardner, Tory candidate for Ayrshire North and Aaron, recently argued that homosexuality is not “normal”. David Cameron immediately announced that he would be removed as a Conservative candidate.

  • April 30, 2010

    This week it was revealed that the Christian Party's candidate for Croydon Central, James Gitau, was a member of the far-right British National Party

  • April 30, 2010

    A senior judge has srongly criticised the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, for suggesting that Christians should have privileges in the judicial system.

  • April 29, 2010

    The Christian Party's parliamentary candidate for Croydon Central, Rev James Gitau, has admitted that he was a member of the far-right BNP until earlier this month.

  • April 27, 2010

    The Westminster Declaration, a statement drawn up by conservative Christian groups ahead of the election, has been criticised by the former chair of Christians in Politics.

  • April 23, 2010

    David Cameron claims that the apparently homophobic remarks of two of his front bench team do not represent the Conservative Party's real attitudes to same-sex relationships. But his comments about “families” in yesterday's Leaders' Debate illustrate an attitude to society that still upholds only one type of relationship as the ideal.

  • April 23, 2010

    The Conservative Party are struggling to fight off allegations of homophobia, after Julian Lewis became the second shadow minister in a month to make comments regarded as anti-gay.

  • April 18, 2010

    The British Humanist Association has responded to a statement made in the Court of Appeal by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey - saying it is offensive to Christians.