Category - homophobia

  • 14 Dec 2009

    When London Mayor Boris Johnson joined in a carol service last week at the ultra-conservative church Jesus House, he could be sure of one thing: that whatever the reaction, the media would not give him nearly as hard a time as if he had associated himself with a group of fundamentalist Muslims.

  • 12 Dec 2009

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has for the first time publicly condemned Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. His statement follows weeks of pressure and a petition signed by thousands urging him to speak out against the Bill.

  • 12 Dec 2009

    The Methodist Church has become the largest British denomination so far to condemn Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Their stance is expected to increase pressure on Anglican and Catholic leaders to speak out against the Bill.

  • 10 Dec 2009

    After weeks of pressure from around the world, Ugandan politicians are reported to be considering an amendment to their proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill to remove the use of the death penalty.

  • 10 Dec 2009

    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.

  • 10 Dec 2009

    The Evangelical Alliance Ireland has urged Christians to back the Civil Partnership Bill, which would introduce legal recognition of same-sex relationships in the Republic of Ireland.

  • 6 Dec 2009

    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.

  • 4 Dec 2009

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has nearly commented on the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

  • 3 Dec 2009

    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.

  • 2 Dec 2009

    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.