Topic / Homophobia

Suspected of being gay, man is brutally beaten in SA church

Members of the Ebuhleni Nazareth Baptist Church in South Africa stand accused of beating Dumisani Ngcobo, above, after accusing him of being gay. The 43-year-old from Emaswazini, near Pietermaritzburg, claimed in this report that the assault took place in January and that he was not given a chance to explain that he was not a […]

Academy accused of tolerating atheism but not Christianity

The T2 Apprenticeship Academy in Bristol allowed ‘an outspoken left-wing atheist’ to remain in his teaching post but sacked a teacher for expressing her Christian opinions about homosexuality. According to jlpressagency.com, the Bristol Employment Tribunal – hearing the case of Svetlana Powell – was told by Christian Legal Centre lawyer Pavel Stroilov that that the […]

German right-winger converts to Islam. Gays are the reason.

Arthur Wagner, 48, a far-right German politician, has caused an upset in his hardline, anti-Muslim ADF party by converting to Islam. Now it’s reported that some members of the Alternative für Deutschland party want him kicked out. He had been a key state legislative committee member for the AfD party in the German state of […]

Good news: hate preacher is barred from entering Jamaica

PASTOR Steven Anderson, of Arizona’s Faithful Word Baptist Church – notorious for his aggressive incitements to anti-gay violence – was just about to travel to Jamaica when he got news yesterday that officials has denied him entry. On January 8 he announced that he would be travelling to Jamaica to recruit supporters. Anderson came to […]

Ireland: anti-LGBT counselling services risk losing funding

Relationship and marriage services in Ireland risk losing state funding unless they adhere to a new government policy which says lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people should not be turned away. According to this report, such agencies “could be forced to close unless they bow to demands that they support same-sex couples”. The country’s largest […]

What Jesus never told Caesar

Jerry Falwell Junior, son of the more famous religious fanatic of the same name, tweeted a profound religious thought a couple of days ago. Jesus said love our neighbors as ourselves but never told Caesar how to run Rome – he never said Roman soldiers should turn the other cheek in battle or that Caesar […]

Wichita University pulls the plug on an LGBT exhibition

Artist Genevieve Waller, pictured with one of her creations, had been given the go-ahead to mount an exhibition – “Rainbow in Reverse: Queer Kansas History” – at a Catholic university, but it was forced to cancel the event after protests by local Christians. The exhibition, highlighting the lives of queer Kansans, was due to open last […]

London store ‘celebrates sin’ with Garden of Eden biscuits

It didn’t take long for Christian outrage to erupt after news broke that London department store Fortnum & Mason is selling a biscuit collection based on the biblical myth of the Garden of Eden – featuring gay and lesbian couples. Tim Dieppe, speaking on Premier Radio this week, said that the promotion was: A celebration of […]

Two churches sack gay choir members – for being married

The men pictured above are two of three gay guys who are at the centre of a controversy that erupted in a tight-knit Roman Catholic Church parish north of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota. Last month Travis Loeffler, left, Bob Bernard and Dominic Mitchell were dismissed from their churches’ choirs after a newly appointed priest – Father […]

Did God send gulls to show his anger over homoerotic scene?

Following reports that Catholics were incensed over a ‘homoerotic’ Vatican nativity scene last December, right-wing Catholic LifeSiteNews revealed last week that ‘something very eerie and ominous’ occurred after the Pope blessed the ‘hideous’ and ‘sacrilegious’ display, which was ‘so clearly meant as a nod to the LGBT lobby’. Wrote Anthony H Wagner, who is clearly […]