Topic / Homosexuality

French Jews protest against visit by ‘divisive’ Israeli rabbi

Approximately 40 Jewish protesters, some of them affiliated with liberal congregations, showed up at a rally last week outside the Buffault synagogue in Paris ahead of the arrival there of Shlomo Amar, above, an Orthodox chief rabbi from Jerusalem. The protesters, according to this report, displayed signs accusing Amar of being mysogynistic and homophobic. Amar […]

Rabbis must learn to be more tolerant of LGBT communities

Following the near sacking this summer of gay-friendly Rabbi Joseph Dweck, above, British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis this week called on a meeting of more than 100 Orthodox rabbis to be more inclusive toward the LGBT+ community. According to this report, on Tuesday – at his annual pre-High Holidays conference for the rabbinate – Mirvis also […]

Anti-gay marriage propaganda ignored by young Australians

The debate in Australia over same-sex marriage took a turn this week that’s left Catholic traditionalists spitting tacks. According to this report, Father Chris Middleton, above, rector of Xavier College, a “prestigious” Catholic school, called on the church to reflect on the overwhelming support for marriage equality among young people. He cited an Irish archbishop who […]

Why did Houston bear the brunt of Hurricane Harvey?

A quick trawl through fundamentalist Christian threads today provides the answer: Houston, in Harris County, Texas, gave their vote in 2016  to Hillary Clinton. If that weren’t bad enough, in 2010 it voted to make lesbian Annise Parker, above, its 61st mayor. Parker, whose tenure of mayor ended last year, was Houston’s second female mayor […]

Malta church ceiling collapses. Same-sex marriage is blamed.

Part of the ceiling of the Ta’ Giezu church in Rabat collapsed last week, and LifeShiteNews is pinning the blame on the country’s recognition of gay marriage. It pointed out that Malta legalised same-sex marriage this summer: With practically no opposition from the country’s bishops. This happened just months after Malta’s bishops broke away from […]

Romanian bishop, featured in a gay sex video, leaves his post

Corneliu Barladeanu, 51, the Bishop of Husi in Romania, resigned suddenly last Friday amid a sex scandal involving a male student. ON Top magazine reports that the Romanian Orthodox Church priest decided to step aside: For the peace and good of the church. The AP had reported that Barladeanu was suspended after an 18-minute video […]

Nigerian Humanist Leo Igwe gets top award from IHEU

Nigerian human rights campaigner Leo Igwe, above, has received the 2017 Distinguished Services to Humanism Award from the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). He received the award on Sunday from IHEU President Andrew Copson at IHEU’s 2017 General Assembly in London. In this piece published by Modern Ghana, Igwe wrote: I dedicate this award […]

Gay man finds God; goes on the rampage against LGBT people

At the end of July this year, a delightful short animated film about a young lad losing his heart to a another boy was posted on YouTube – and immediately became an international hit. Since July 31, In a Heartbeat has attracted over 21,000,000 views – and a scathing attacking from Doug Mainwaring, above, a […]

N Ireland police cheered at huge Belfast Pride event

Despite some insisting that the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) should not participate in this year’s Belfast Pride event, around 40 uniformed officers from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and other UK police forces were among the 8,000 people who marched yesterday from Custom House Square in the city centre. Watched by an […]

NT is accused of ‘intolerance’ by the Christian Institute

The National Trust, a charity established to take care of British heritage sites, has been accused by the Christian Institute of ‘intolerance’ for ‘punishing’ a group of volunteers who baulked at wearing LGBT badges or lanyards. According to the Trust’s website: Many of our places were home to, and shaped by, people who challenged conventional […]