Topic / Homosexuality

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 […]

Church in California offers cannabis as a ‘sacrament’

San Jose City Attorney Rick Doyle has requested a permanent legal injunction to stop a church from providing marijuana as a ‘sacrament’ – and a court hearing is scheduled for January 22.  The the Coachella Valley Church, according to this report, is operated by Pastor Grant Atwell,  a Campbell, California, massage therapist and photographer, who dispenses […]

Vatican’s Christmas display is too gay, say shocked observers

Banned by Facebook, but accepted by Twitter, a photograph of a section of the Vatican’s 2017 nativity scene went viral this month – and provoked accusations of inappropriate homoeroticism. A photo of the scene, which includes representations of seven corporal works of mercy – Catholic acts of penance and charity – was first posted on […]

Court setback for Indonesia’s Islamic Family Love Alliance

If there’s one thing one can always be certain about is this: if religious organisations use words like ‘family’, ‘love’, and ‘truth’ to describe themselves, inevitably they turn out to be hate groups. Evidence of this emerged this week when the Family Love Association, known a AILA, was told to get lost after it unsuccessfully […]

NY synagogue ordered to stop congratulating gays who marry

America’s Orthodox Union has come down hard on New York’s  liberal Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, ordering it to stop using its newsletter to congratulate same-sex couples who marry. To its shame, the Orthodox Riverdale synagogue in the Bronx agreed to halt the practice due to “a barrage of complaints”. The Orthodox Union, according to this […]

Oz gay marriage vote puts daft couple back in the headlines

Back in 2015 Nick and Sarah Jensen – both devout Christians – vowed to divorce if gay marriage was ever legalised in Australia. Their silly pronouncement prompted a backlash, and among the first to speak out against the couple’s bigotry was Nick Jensen’s older brother, Soren Jensen, who penned an open letter on Facebook disapproving […]

Jewish cultural centre targeted by ultra-Orthodox zealots

Fanatical London rabbi, Aaron Bassous, above, is one of 25 ultra-Orthodox leaders who have signed a letter calling on their congregations to boycott a Jewish cultural centre because it held a gay-themed week of events and provides a meeting space for gay Jewish parents. Bassous, head of a Sephardi congregation in Golders Green, was in the news […]

Offensive to Christians: zealots destroy a Sydney mural

A mural described as ‘a direct attack on Christians or anyone who believes in a God’ was obliterated last week by Christian vigilantes. According to this report, the work – “The Happy Ending” – by street artist Scott Marsh was done to celebrate Australia’s vote in favour of marriage equality in a plebicite. It featured […]

Religion left out in the cold as Oz debates same-sex marriage

Opponents of gay marriage in Australia suffered defeat after defeat yesterday when religious exemptions were systematically kicked into the long grass as the equality bill was debated. According to this report, tempers flared as a series of conservative amendments to the same-sex marriage bill were voted down by large margins in the Senate, defeated by […]

Christian moron: put crocodile problem ahead of gay marriage

Back in 2011, an Australian independent MP, Bob Katter above, was slammed by his gay half-brother for saying that the idea of same-sex marriage deserved to be ridiculed. The Christian fundamentalist told an anti-gay rally at Parliament House in Canberra: Truly this proposition deserves to be laughed at and ridiculed. It doesn’t serve any serious […]