homophobia

  • 15 Jan 2013

    The European Court of Human Rights has rightly declared that Christians who object to same-sex relationships do not have the right to use their jobs to practise discrimination. A critic of the ruling has claimed that they should have the same rights as conscientious objectors in wartime. This attempted parallel is inaccurate and misguided.

  • 5 Jan 2013

    The Church of England has announced that people in same-sex relationships can become bishops if they do not have sex. It is tempting to see this as a sign of progress, but for many gay and bisexual people it will be the latest message telling them that they are not welcome as equals in the Christian Church.

  • 30 Dec 2012

    It’s been a good Christmas for opponents of marriage equality. They managed to make headlines on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

  • 12 Dec 2012

    The government's proposals for same-sex marriage have revealed them to be clueless about religion, contemptuous of civil rights and bizarrely ignorant about the history, culture and politics of Wales. There is a serious possibility of these proposals failing to pass through Parliament. We must step up the campaign for civil rights, not assume they have been won.

  • 7 Dec 2012

    Gay and bisexual Christians are celebrating the news that faith groups will have the right to host same-sex weddings that will be recognised in law.

  • 27 Nov 2012

    UKIP are facing accusations of homophobia after their candidate in the Croydon North by-election said people "pretend" to be gay as a "fashion".

  • 26 Nov 2012

    I have today sent the following letter to Winston McKenzie, the UKIP candidate in the Croydon North by-election (due on Thursday):

  • 26 Nov 2012

    A few days ago, I had the privilege of speaking about ''Queer Christianity: The media and public perception” at King’s College, London. The audience were great. The questions and discussion were really interesting, encouraging and enjoyable.

  • 16 Nov 2012

    Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has welcomed the verdict in favour of a Christian unfairly demoted for stating his opposition to same-sex marriage.

  • 9 Nov 2012

    There can be no place at all for homophobia in the church, the Archbishop of Canterbury elect, the Rt Rev Justin Welby, has said in his first major statement.