Category Archives: Faith and religion

Seethingly angry at anti-gay distortions of Christian teachings

The Rev. Colin Coward, MBE, director of Changing Attitude England, writes on Facebook: I feel incredibly angry today. I’ve been chatting for the last hour and a half with a gay Nigerian friend, a quiet, thoughtful, stable young man who … Continue reading

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Greeting the Pope, European official urges him to speak up

Christian Today reports: A top member of the European Parliament [on Nov. 25] handed over a symbolic gift to Pope Francis – a rainbow-patterned scarf. Ulrike Lunacek, head of delegation of the Austrian Green party, said she offered the Pope … Continue reading

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Exporting hate from Canada to Tanzania, part 2

  A Toronto, Ontario, Canada woman, just returned from Tanzania, attended and heard the anti-gay keynote address delivered by the by Canadian theologian, Dr. Gary Badcock, at St. Philip’s Theological College in Kongwa, on November 8th. Yesterday, on November 20th, she … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia: 3 years for gay sex offer, photos on phone

GulfNews.com reports: A court in eastern Saudi Arabia has sentenced a homosexual man to three years in jail for engaging in “immoral acts.” The man, in his 30s, was also ordered to pay a SR100,000 fine [about US $26,000] by … Continue reading

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United in battle against sexism, homophobia

Sexism and homophobia are the targets of a strategic partnership fighting against the repression of both women and LGBTI people in the developing world. “The root of homophobia is sexism,” says the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, a leader of the … Continue reading

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19 calamities where gays get the blame, besides Ebola

Now that some conservative Christians are blaming gays for the Ebola epidemic — with no rational reason, as usual — it’s a good time for a recap of other calamities that LGBTI people have been blamed for. More than a … Continue reading

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Shame: Anti-gay African bishops ignore ‘love thy neighbor’

Commentary by Nigerian activist Davis Mac-Iyalla, currently based in London: As a Nigerian gay man, forced to flee my homeland after standing up for the human rights of LGBTI people there, I followed the “Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the … Continue reading

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