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April 17, 2014

Romania priest, with a fortune of over $2 million, had help from the Orthodox Church to get the 100,000 necessary signatures needed to become a Member of European Parliament candidate

A priest is becoming a politician in order to ‘destroy’ gay culture in Europe.

Iulian Capsali, a Romanian Orthodox priest, has gathered over 120,000 signatures to be registered as an independent candidate for the European elections.

A former lawyer in the US, he wishes to become a Member of European Parliament (MEP) to represent ‘traditional family values’.

The ‘homosexual ideology’ is leading to the destruction of the family at global level, Capsali told local Romanian press.

April 13, 2014

The Church of England faces 'crisis' as it comes under pressure to discipline the clergyman for breaking the rules and as other clergy members may follow suit

Canon Jeremy Pemberton, 58, a hospital chaplain, has become the first Church of England clergyman to enter into a same-sex marriage under Britain’s new marriages laws when he married his long-term partner Laurence Cunnington, 51, on Saturday.

Local media reports say the move is expected to plunge the Church into a fresh crisis as it is in direct defiance of the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The Church is also strongly opposed Britain’s newly-introduced same-sex marriage laws.

April 9, 2014

After police announced an investigation, the bishop of the diocese immediately dismissed the priest involved for 'health reasons'

An Italian priest stole cash from nuns in order to pay for gay sex, police have said.

The priest, who has not been named, allegedly swiped money entrusted to him by a local convent in the northern province of Belluno.

He then reportedly used it to pay his young Moroccan lover for sex.

The two are believed to have had a ‘long-standing relationship’.

While the amount of money the priest is accused of stealing has not yet been revealed, the amount he forked out could be thousands of euros.

March 27, 2014

Labour MP Ben Bradshaw urges the Church of England to be more clear on whether priests will be punished for marrying their same-sex partners

Church of England is being told it needs to make it clear whether it will sack a priest for marrying a same-sex partner.

Ben Bradshaw, a gay Labour MP, has accused the Church of ‘trying to have its cake and eat it’ by accepting same-sex marriage for members, but not for clergy.

Raising the question in the House of Commons today (27 March), the former cabinet minister asked how the Church would discipline any who disobey its ruling.

March 26, 2014

Anglican clergy are expressly banned, under church doctrine as well as in law, from marrying same-sex couples in a church

A third of Church of England bishops are allegedly gay, according to a clergyman.

As same-sex marriage becomes a reality in England and Wales on 29 March, many religious leaders are speaking out for and against the unions.

Anglican clergy are expressly banned, under church doctrine as well as in law, from marrying same-sex couples in a church.

March 3, 2014

Jack Evans and George Harris were married at Midway Hills Christian Church in Texas on Saturday after 53 years together – though their marriage will not yet be recognized by the state

Gay couple George Harris and Jack Evans were married on Sunday after 53 years together by a United Methodist priest who has put his pension and credentials as a clergyman on the line in order to conduct the ceremony.

Harris, 80, and Evans, 84, met in Dallas in 1961 and have been together ever since.

They were married 1 March at Midway Hills Christian Church.

February 28, 2014

The Palestinian and Israeli problem as highlighted by a new dragged-up theater show

It just so happened the person supposed to attend Ballad of the Burning Star with yours truly had a pre-show panic attack at London’s Old Street tube station. It was rush hour and they’re not used to public transport.

Sympathetic to a variety of mental health issues, I sent them home with a suggestion they should drink some wine and lie down. I then called another friend, who happens to be a Greek Orthodox priest. Could he get to Battersea Arts Centre in 30 minutes? Yes, he could. Amen, sister.

February 25, 2014

Back in 2010, a tabloid's media witchhunt for homosexuals led to at least one death of a gay rights activist. Now in 2014, a list has been published again

A Ugandan tabloid has printed a list of the ‘top 200’ homosexuals today (25 February), a day after the president signed one of the most draconic homophobic bills in the world into law.

The Red Pepper tabloid has published the names, some who have not been outed before, in a front-page story under the headline: ‘EXPOSED!’

The list includes prominent Ugandan gay activists such as Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) Pepe Julian Onziema and Frank Mugisha, who have been instrumental in the fight against the country’s homophobia.

February 18, 2014

Ronald Plishka survived heart attack and is still furious: 'The doctors came in and told me to calm down or I’m going to have another heart attack'

Lifelong Catholic Ronald Plishka thought the end was near after he suffered a heart attack earlier this month and asked a nurse at the hospital to summon a priest.

Plishka, a 63 year old from Washington DC, wanted to be administered communion and last rites.

The priest, working as a chaplain at D.C.’s Washington Hospital Center,  allegedly refused after Plishka mentioned that he is gay.

February 18, 2014

Ronald Plishka survived heart attack and is still furious: 'The doctors came in and told me to calm down or I’m going to have another heart attack'

Lifelong Catholic Ronald Plishka thought the end was near after he suffered a heart attack earlier this month and asked a nurse at the hospital to summon a priest.

Plishka, a 63 year old from Washington DC, wanted to be administered communion and last rites.

The priest, working as a chaplain at D.C.’s Washington Hospital Center,  allegedly refused after Plishka mentioned that he is gay.

February 15, 2014

New rules state gay priests are banned from getting married and gay couples will be refused official Church blessings

Gay priests have been banned from same-sex marriage and gay couples will only be able to receive informal prayers from priests, not official blessings, a new report from the Church of England has stated.

The Telegraph reports the Church of England’s House of Bishops yesterday (14 February) released new ‘pastoral guidance’ outlining strict rules on LGBTI clergy and congregation.

February 13, 2014

Catholic priest Dr Fr Stephen Geofroy has called for the equal rights of LGBTs to be enshrined in the constitution of Trinidad and Tobago in a surprising speech to a government consultation

Support for the legal equality of LGBT people has come from a surprising place during a Trinidad and Tobago government public consultation on a new draft constitution - with a Catholic priest calling for their rights to be enshrined in it.

Dr Fr Stephen Geofroy spoke during the consultation on Monday evening at the University of the West Indies Sport and Physical Education Center, St Augustine – saying the issue of LGBT people's equality should not even be debated further.

February 7, 2014

Missouri lesbian Carol Parker has been refused communion during her mother’s funeral because the priest objected to her 20 year relationship with partner Josie Martin

Missouri woman Carol Parker was told she would not be allowed to receive the Catholic rite of communion at her mother’s funeral after the parish priest noticed her mother’s obituary mentioned her long term partner Josie Martin.

Parker’s mother passed away 26 December and Father Benjamin Kneib of Columban Catholic Church in Chillicothe, Missouri noticed the obituary for her 30 December funeral and so called Parker to tell her that she would not be allowed communion during the funeral – or in future.

December 17, 2013

The leadership of the Sikh religion has issued an edict reminding its temples worldwide that they may not solemnize same-sex marriages

The highest worldly seat of authority for the global Sikh community has directed all of its temples around the world to not perform same-sex marriages.

Akal Takht high priest Jathedar Gurbachan Singh told the New Indian Express on Monday that same-sex marriages did not exist within the Sikh faith and that the religion’s leadership had decided to reiterate the faith’s opposition to them.

October 15, 2013

Ugandan ethics minister Simon Lokodo says homosexuality is ‘bestiality’ in African culture

A Catholic ex-priest who is now Uganda’s ethics minister has pledged to shut down NGOs who ‘promote’ LGBT equality.

Father Simon Lokodo made his comments in an interview with Ugandan publication The Independent.

September 24, 2013

Australian Greg Reynolds claims he was excommunicated and de-frocked, normally reserved for pedophiles, for his liberal views on gay rights

An Australian priest is claiming he was excommunicated by Pope Francis over his liberal views of homosexuality.

Greg Reynolds, an Australian, was reportedly defrocked and excommunicated over his support for women priests and the gay community.

The excommunication document, written in Latin, gives no explicit reason.

Speaking to The Age, Reynolds said he had expected to be laicised (defrocked) but not excommunicated.

September 6, 2013

Priest refused to baptize son and told British lesbian moms they were 'living in ignorance' and were 'lost'

A vicar lectured a British lesbian couple about how they were 'lost' and 'living in ignorance' – and then refused to baptise their baby as planned.

Lesbian moms, Aimi and Victoria Leggett have spoken to Gay Star News about the discrimination they faced when they wanted to have their son christened at their local church in Portsmouth, southern England.

The couple, who have been in a civil partnership for two years, arranged to have their one year old son Alfie baptized by Reverend Andy Norris at St Mary’s Church, Warsash.

August 1, 2013

Jamaican Anglican priest Reverend Father Sean Major-Campbell says that tolerance for LGBT people is a matter of when and not if for the Caribbean island nation

The Reverend Father Sean Major-Campbell has said that Jamaica is destined to become tolerant of homosexuality and that most of the opposition to it is based on hypocrisy.

‘When the subject of homosexuality is addressed in church, it would be more helpful if the approach sought to wrestle honestly with searching questions versus using the Bible to beat people over their heads,’ the Anglican minister told Jamaica’s The Gleaner newspaper.

July 28, 2013

A priest claims while he’s being forced from the church for repeatedly reporting sexual assault from a senior cleric, the cleric is being protected

Another priest has revealed details of sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church, claiming he’s being punished for coming forward.

A priest who is being called Father Michael, as he wishes to remain anonymous, claims he is being kicked out of the church for reporting Father Paul Moore to the police in 1997 for sexual assault.

The church has no comment ‘due to the complex legal situation, criminal, civil and canonical’.

‘I woke to find Moore fondling me under the bedclothes,’ said Father Michael.

July 19, 2013

In the latest Vatican gay sex controversy, a journalist has published details of a high-ranking clergy member caught in ‘compromising situations’

The Vatican Bank’s newst appointee is at the center of an international gay sex scandal.

Leaders in the Catholic Church have been turning a blind eye to the homosexual misconduct of Monsignor Battista Mario Salvatore Ricca, claims veteran journalist Sandro Magister.

In a story published in Italian weekly L’Espreso,  Magister wrote that Ricca was caught in several ‘compromising situations' while based in Uruguay from 1999 to 2004, one of which included his getting beaten up at ‘a meeting place for homosexuals’. 

July 11, 2013

Vicar accuses police of being 'manipulated by homosexuals' after authorities arrested an American evangelist in Wimbledon

A London priest has said you can quit being gay like you can with smoking cigarettes or using drugs.

Peter Ratcliff, a vicar of St John’s Church of England in Colliers Wood, south-west London, came to an American evangelist’s aid after his arrest last week.

Last week, Tony Miano was held for around six hours after he preached homosexuality was a sin on Wimbledon streets as the international tennis event took place.

July 9, 2013

An inquiry into whether police helped cover up child sex abuse allegations against Catholic priests in Australia’s Hunter Valley has been told that a priest allegedly destroyed gay porn to protect another priest

Whistleblower Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox has told a New South Wales (NSW) state inquiry into allegations that police helped cover up sex crimes by Catholic priests that a priest destroyed gay porn owned by another priest who abused children.

Fox told Australia’s ABC TV channel in 2012 that priests had destroyed evidence ‘before we were able to secure it’ when he had been investigating sex abuse claims against Catholic priests in the Hunter Valley region.

July 6, 2013

The Rev. Paul Scalia agrees with his father, US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, that gays and lesbians are 'morally abhorrent'

morally abhorrent.

The Rev. Paul Scalia, son of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, does not think homosexuality exists and  critics of gay sexuality are being silenced.

'We should not predicate “homosexual” of any person,' Rev. Scalia wrote in a book review last fall. 'That does a disservice to the dignity of the human person by collapsing personhood into sexual inclinations.'

The Catholic priest thinks  gay equality successes make it difficult for ex-gays 'to live chastity.'

June 25, 2013

A priest in Palermo told a mom her teenage gay son was a 'devil' and ordered her to leave the church

A faithful Catholic mom was comanded to get an exorcist and leave the church, after her priest discovered her teenage son was gay.

His condemnation came after she begged him to read a letter to his congregation in favor of gay rights on behalf of her and her son.

But he replied: ‘Your son is a devil. So, please, go to an exorcist. And, please, leave this church.’

The incident earlier this month in Palermo, the capital of the Italian island of Sicily, has now been reported by LGBT Christian group Ali d’Aquila.