Posts Tagged ‘homophobia’

Banned extremist preacher planning a trip to NZ Comments 0

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
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Steven Anderson, an extremist Christian preacher from the United States, is planning a visit to New Zealand. Anderson made headlines last month when he attended a ‘Make America Straight Again’ conference in Orlando, Florida. In his YouTube post, he said he now planned to conduct a soul-winning and preaching event in New Zealand. He just Read more

No room in the church for extremist anti-gay views Comments 0

Monday, July 15th, 2019
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In February two gay men were assaulted by Joden Martin who claimed he was offended by the fact that Aziz Al-Sa’afin and his friends were standing beside a church. When Martin appeared for sentencing in the court last Friday, Al-Sa’afin said there is no place for extremist views in the church. Martin’s lawyer had said Read more

PM defends Folau’s right to religious freedom Comments 0

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison is vowing to bring in new laws to protect religious people after rugby star Israel Folau was sacked for sharing a message from the Bible. Morrison says he wants to make a bipartisan deal to bring in the new laws. When asked if he thinks Folau has been persecuted for Read more

Church must renounce biblical-based homophobia Comments 0

Monday, June 10th, 2019
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Israel Folau’s now notorious declaration that queer people (“homosexuals”) are going to hell is not only harmful to our queer and takatāpui youth, it is also theologically incorrect. But it is not just Australia experiencing an overtly public wave of religiously motivated homophobia. Brian Tamaki, controversial leader of Destiny Church and co-founder of the Coalition Read more

Atheist plots to save his Catholic country Comments 0

Monday, April 29th, 2019

A dozen Virgin Mary figurines decorate Robert Biedron’s office in Warsaw. What draws Biedron to the statuettes of Mary is their diversity, while they all carry the same message of hope for believers. He is a gay atheist who wants to pull his country back into the European mainstream Read more Related Posts:Weeping statue of Read more

Facebook homophobia video says Eucharist smells like hate Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

A video on homophobia posted in Facebook that parodies the Eucharist and says it tastes “like cardboard” and smells “like hate” has drawn criticism from Bishop John Keenan of Paisley. He said the video posted by BBC Scotland “is ridiculing and demeaning the faith of ordinary Catholics, especially at a time when Catholics are experiencing Read more

Vatican outrage – earthquakes not “God’s punishment for same sex unions” Comments 0

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Vatican outrage has condemned a Dominican Friar’s statement that the recent Italian earthquake sequence was a punishment from God for same sex unions. Same sex unions became legal in Italy last month. Friar Giovanni Cavalcali said the disasters are a result of original sin. In his view they are a “divine punishment” for “the offence Read more

Not all gay Catholics pleased at Charamsa moves Comments 0

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Two days before a longtime Vatican official burst from his stained-glass closet last month, he was dining with an Italian media consultant inside an elegant restaurant on the right bank of Rome’s Tiber River. The topic of conversation: How should the official come out? Krzysztof Charamsa was still employed at one of the Holy See’s Read more

Gay former CDF official writes to Pope of ‘brutal’ Church Comments 0

Friday, October 30th, 2015

A gay former official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has written a letter to Pope Francis in which the Church is accused of homophobia. Msgr Krzysztof Charamsa told Francis the Catholic Church is “full of homosexuals” despite being “frequently violently homophobic”. The Polish theologian called on “all gay cardinals, gay bishops Read more

Africans could die if English church accepts gay marriage, warns Welby Comments 0

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

African Christians will be killed if the Church of England accepts gay marriage, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has suggested. Speaking on a phone in at UK radio station LBC, Archbishop Justin Welby cited first hand experience of this. He said he had stood by a mass grave in Nigeria of 330 Christians who Read more