Australia high court overturns ACT gay marriage law

Australia high court overturns ACT gay marriage law – Australia’s High Court has overturned legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The ACT parliament passed a bill in October making the territory the first part of Australia to legalise same-sex weddings.

The implementation timetable for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

The implementation timetable for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 was announced today – Culture Secretary Maria Miller said: “Marriage is one of our most important institutions, and from 29 March 2014 it will be open to everyone, irrespective of whether they fall in love with someone of the same sex or opposite sex.”

Mormons Separate 'Is' from 'Does'

The Church of Latter Day Saints, aka the Mormons or LDS have recognised that homosexuality is not a sin but acting upon it is. This position, as laid out on the website Mormons and Gays, is an update on the Church’s previous total intolerance position. It also brings the Church into line with Anglican church’s approach […]

Moonie's Leader Dies

The self-titled  Reverend Sun Myung Moon died on September 3rd 2012 aged 92. The founder of the Unification Church, who carried out mass weddings of opposite sex-partners who were complete strangers to one another until they were introduced as suitors, believed homosexuality to be an evil that went against God’s plan. Although the Church was founded in 1954, […]

What the Bible Really Says

A new YouTube video deals with the Bible and what it really says about us. Matthew Vines, a fully fledged gay Christian man, speaks on the theological debate regarding the Bible and the role of gay Christians in the church. Delivered at College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas on March 8, 2012. To watch it go […]

Church: We support long term same-sex relationships – but not marriage (yet)

The Anglican Church’s bench of Bishops – the whole body of English prelates assembled in council – have stated their current stance on same-sex unions. It said it: “Abides by the Christian doctrine of marriage as the union of one man with one woman freely entered into for life. Acknowledges that whilst issues of human sexuality are […]

Irish Schools Still Discriminate against LGB Teachers

Come out as a gay. lesbian or bisexual teacher in Ireland and you can still face the sack, according to a report in The Montreal Gazette. Irish schools can waive European legislation outlawing discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of sexual orientation on the grounds of their religious ethos, so gay and lesbian staff who are open […]

Symon Hill Completes walk of Repentance

This evening Symon Hill, Christian writer, activist and associate director of the Ekklesia thinktank, will be addressing an audience at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in London’s West End after having completed a 160 mile walk which he started in Birmingham on 16 June as a pilgrimage to demonstrate repentance for his previous homophobia. Symon Hill […]

Muslims "More Liberal" than Others

Faced with the statement “I am proud of how Britain treats gay people” 15% of respondents who identified as Muslim ‘strongly agreed’ – a higher figure than for the secular community and significantly higher than for Christians. In fact, only Sikhs agreed more ‘strongly’, at 16.7%. The poll, carried out by the progressive Conservative think tank Demos, […]