Jay Bakker leads faith-based rally opposing NC marriage amendment

Gays and Lesbians The son of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker Sunday led a rally encouraging North Carolinians to vote against the marriage amendment on the May ballot.

Bakker said though his parents didn’t always bring favorable attention to North Carolina, they taught him that Jesus’ message was to love others.   [Read more...]

UK muslims convicted in gay hatred case

Muslim hate criminals Three Muslim men in England have been found guilty of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation after distributing a leaflet that said Islam called for anyone caught committing homosexuality to be executed.

Ihjaz Ali, Kabir Ahmed and Razwan Javed handed out the pamphlet, called The Death Penalty?, which showed an image of a mannequin hanging from a noose and quoted Islamic texts that said capital punishment was the only way to rid society of homosexuality. [Read more...]

‘Hate group’ listing triggers protest by coalition of African-American pastors

hate groups A protest outside the headquarters of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala. last Tuesday put the spotlight on a clash of views between the center and a coalition of African-American pastors and their supporters.

The groups of pastors condemn the SPLC for using its “hate group” label to describe faith-based organizations that are against the LGBT lifestyle [Read more...]

Muslim men accused of hate crime over anti-gay leaflet

Muslims hate group Five Muslim men from Derby, UK, have gone on trial for allegedly handing out leaflets calling for gay people to be killed in the first ever prosecution under new legislation making such actions a hate crime.

They are accused of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation. [Read more...]

Dutch Christian Civil Servant Fired For Opposing Gay Marriage

gay pride flag A Christian civil servant has been fired by the Dutch city of The Hague for refusing to oversee same-sex marriages on Biblical grounds.

Wim Pijl, 67, said Tuesday, November 15, he would take legal action against the dismissal despite parliamentary support for gay weddings. [Read more...]

Christian hoteliers appeal against ruling on gay couple sharing a room

Peter and Hazel Bull A Christian couple who did not let a gay couple have a double room in their hotel have appealed against a ruling that they acted unlawfully.

The couple says the hotel’s policy is based on their beliefs about marriage, not hostility to any sexual orientation. [Read more...]

Scotland’s gay marriage discussion stirring controversy among faith groups

Homosexuality The Scottish government has begun a 14-week public consultation, running from 2 September to 9 December, on the question of legalizing marriage for gay couples, encouraging individuals and groups such as religious organizations to take part.

The government has said it would like to hear from religious groups and ordinary people, and has indicated religious organizations will have freedom of choice in deciding whether to officiate at gay weddings. [Read more...]