homophobia

  • February 6, 2013

    A range of Christian groups have joined with others in welcoming a vote in Parliament to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales.

  • January 15, 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.

  • January 5, 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.

  • December 30, 2012

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

  • December 12, 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.

  • December 7, 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.

  • November 27, 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".

  • November 26, 2012

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

  • November 26, 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.

  • November 16, 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.